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Software Engineer, Claude.AI



Software Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA · New York, NY, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · New York, NY, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Seattle, WA, USA · Remote
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Anthropic

Anthropic’s mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole. Our team is a quickly growing group of committed researchers, engineers, policy experts, and business leaders working together to build beneficial AI systems.

About the role:

We are looking for a software engineer to join our Claude.AI product team and help build innovative interfaces and APIs that enable powerful interactions with advanced language models. At Anthropic, we're not just building AI tools; we're reinventing how machines work with humans! You will work with a talented team of engineers, researchers, design and Product teams to design and implement key components of our product and platform, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with AI-powered productivity tools.

We have multiple roles open on this team and are looking for experienced engineers at different stages in their career who are excited about this space and our mission.


  • Architect and build core components of the API layer that enables seamless interaction with large language models
  • Develop intelligent conversational interfaces that leverage the power of language models to streamline tasks and boost productivity
  • Optimize the API and interfaces for performance, scalability, and an intuitive user experience
  • Collaborate with researchers to continuously improve interfaces based on real-world user interactions and feedback
  • Implement tools and processes to monitor model behavior, performance, and alignment with user needs
  • Contribute to the development of novel human-machine interaction paradigms that redefine how we work with AI

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Have 2+ years of experience as a software engineer, preferably building APIs and/or interfaces
  • Have strong coding skills and experience with service-oriented architectures
  • Take a user-centric approach to product development, prioritizing solutions that are robust, scalable, and intuitive
  • Are passionate about the potential of AI to revolutionize the way we work and eager to tackle cutting-edge challenges in human-machine collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and enjoy pair programming (we love to pair!)

Strong candidates may also:

  • Have experience with REST APIs
  • Have experience with react and frontend frameworks
  • Have experience with containerization and DevOps
  • Have experience with QA and testing automation
  • Have experience with privacy and security best practices
  • Possess a vision for the future of human-machine interaction and a drive to make that vision a reality

If you're excited by the prospect of shaping the future of human-AI collaboration and creating groundbreaking technologies that empower people to achieve more, we'd love to hear from you. Join us on our mission to unlock the full potential of human-machine synergy and redefine the nature of work itself.

The expected salary range for this position is:

Annual Salary:
$300,000$405,000 USD


Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in one of our offices at least 25% of the time. However, some roles may require more time in our offices.

US visa sponsorship: We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 22 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

* This compensation and benefits information is based on Anthropic’s good faith estimate for this position as of the date of publication and may be modified in the future. Employees based outside of the UK or US will receive a different benefits package. The level of pay within the range will depend on a variety of job-related factors, including where you place on our internal performance ladders, which is based on factors including past work experience, relevant education, and performance on our interviews or in a work trial.

How we're different

We believe that the highest-impact AI research will be big science. At Anthropic we work as a single cohesive team on just a few large-scale research efforts. And we value impact — advancing our long-term goals of steerable, trustworthy AI — rather than work on smaller and more specific puzzles. We view AI research as an empirical science, which has as much in common with physics and biology as with traditional efforts in computer science. We're an extremely collaborative group, and we host frequent research discussions to ensure that we are pursuing the highest-impact work at any given time. As such, we greatly value communication skills.

The easiest way to understand our research directions is to read our recent research. This research continues many of the directions our team worked on prior to Anthropic, including: GPT-3, Circuit-Based Interpretability, Multimodal Neurons, Scaling Laws, AI & Compute, Concrete Problems in AI Safety, and Learning from Human Preferences.

Come work with us!

Anthropic is a public benefit corporation headquartered in San Francisco. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, optional equity donation matching, generous vacation and parental leave, flexible working hours, and a lovely office space in which to collaborate with colleagues.