Engineering Team Lead

San Francisco, CA, United States • $150k - $190k

Ought Inc.

Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States


$150k - $190k


< 10 people


1714 Stockton St Ste 201
San Francisco, CA, 94133, US

Tech Stack

  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Node.js

Role Description

The success of our research depends on Mosaic, an app for delegating thinking about hard questions to unaligned participants. We want you to own Mosaic and its future, reasoning through design choices and launching the next versions quickly. You’ll be expected to lead and build out a team.

Mosaic differs in important ways from most web apps:

  • We want to rapidly explore ways for participants and ML systems to interact. This means that we can't build an app that hardcodes a single pattern of interaction between users (such as a chat between two participants). Instead, we want to support a large space of possible interactions.
  • The purpose of the app is to structure the thinking of participants. We want to compositionally build up complex thoughts out of simple pieces. We're aiming to get to the point where automated aggregation of individual thoughts leads to something that is more than the sum of the pieces.

Humboldt famously talked about natural language as a system that makes infinite use of finite means—an infinite number of sentences can be created using a finite number of grammatical rules. As the engineering team lead at Ought, you will build mechanisms that are similarly flexible.

Our benefits and compensation packages are comparable to those of similar roles in the Bay Area.

About Ought Inc.

Ought is a research lab that develops mechanisms for delegating open-ended thinking to advanced machine learning systems.

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