Founding Engineer


Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time

Keywords: typescript python aws

About Duckie

Duckie is an AI technical support engineer that handles tickets autonomously. Duckie sits between customer support and internal engineering, independently handling technical questions, issues, and requests before they reach engineers. 

Our goal is to become the only solution a company needs for technical support. We are building a founding team that is ready to take over this $20B market.

We are backed by top VCs, growing quickly, and generating revenue. Both founders are technical; we love to ship fast, and love a good challenge.

About the role

We are looking for a founding engineer to join the team building the first AI technical support engineer. Duckie is built on AI agent frameworks, and we are constantly evolving the product to take advantage of latest research. You will -

  • Be a member of the founding team and will play a crucial part in shaping the future of the company. 
  • Have the freedom and responsibility to design and own projects from start to finish. 
  • Have opportunities to directly talk with customers and solve their problems!


About you

  • Love to keep up with and dive into latest technologies in AI
  • Move fast, ship quickly, has high urgency
  • Energized about going from 0 to 1
  • Enjoy high ownership and responsibility


  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Computer Science or a related field.
  • Knowledge of gen-AI systems (LLMs, model training/fine-tuning, agent frameworks, evaluation frameworks, vector DBs, RAG, etc)
  • Experience in building and scaling backend systems and infrastructure
  • Strong generalist, skilled with Python, cloud infrastructure (AWS), Typescript.


  • Has worked at high-growth startups
  • Proven track record of building successful AI products
  • Contributions to top open-source projects

What we offer

  • Equity: As Duckie’s first hire, you will receive significant founding equity and ownership in the company.
  • Growth: Both Valerie and Joel came from big techs and we both agree that building Duckie has been the most exciting and rewarding time in our career. You will also have opportunities wear multiple hats and solve fun challenges, and grow into a senior engineering leader role in the company.
  • Culture: You will also play a crucial role in defining the culture of a rocketship in early stages!

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