What it means to be a founding engineer
Joining Vellum this early means that you’re going to play a huge part in guiding both the technical and cultural evolution of the company. Together, we’re going to face the hardest technical challenges this journey has to offer head-on. As the team grows, you’ll be the battle hardened expert that everyone looks towards for guidance.
With great power comes great responsibility 🙂
What you’re signing up for
- Tackling our most difficult (and interesting) problems - prompt chaining, fine-tuning infrastructure, and multimodality, just to name a few
- Designing, architecting, and building robust critical infrastructure
- Owning our most important backend systems
- Defining and scoping green-field projects that move the company forward
- Working closely with customers to understand what the need, figuring out how to make them successful, and owning the solutions end to end
- Serving as a cultural pillar of the team
- Navigating a fast-moving, highly competitive landscape
In case you’re curious:
- Google Cloud Platform - as our cloud provider
- Postgres - as our primary database
- Python - what we write our backend in
- Django - for our webservers
- Flask - for our microservices
- Typescript - what we write our frontend in
- React - as our frontend framework
Working at Vellum
- We’re laser focused on helping companies bring AI into production and providing real business value. Decision making is simple: if what we do allows our users to increase how many use cases of AI they’re able to successfully put into production, then we do it!
- Don’t just cut corners. Cut the right corners (i.e. reduce scope, not quality). What can you do with 10% of your time to get 90% of the desired impact? Now that you only spent 10% of the time on this task, imagine how much more can be done with the rest of your time!
- Everyone is a 1000x engineer/designer/pm when they’re passionate about the problems they’re solving and love the people they’re working with
- Because we trust each other, we can move fast and have fun doing it 😄