Founding Engineer: Conversational Product Design

Founding Engineer: Conversational Product Design

Atman Labs, London

About Atman Labs
At Atman Labs we are building software to emulate proactive human expertise. Emulating true human intelligence and interaction with deep knowledge and proactive assistance has largely been impossible to do via standalone Artificial Intelligence techniques. Our unique research lies at the intersection of custom Reinforcement Learning environments, Large Scale Knowledge Representation, and Knowledge Presentation, is inspired by biological priors, and will be evolved and compounded with commercial application. As an applied research and commercialization company, we are deploying our platform in products across a number of commercial domains to demonstrate the value of our approach – starting with building proactive shopping concierges for e-commerce, to eventually launching products across travel, healthcare, education and more. 

The Next Frontier of Product Engineering: Building the Medium which the World Interacts with Benevolent AGI Across Multiple Industries
We are hiring for a member of technical staff responsible for advancing the state of the art in product engineering as it relates to proactive agent interactions with humans. You will be responsible for implementing new user facing interactions that power our agent platform from the interfaces customers use to customize and train AI agents, to the user experiences that humans have when interacting with users.

You will innovate on the front-end and build robust backend experiences across web and mobile platforms. This is an interdisciplinary role where you will deeply be involved in prototyping, designing, and implementing user experiences in production, with the scope to own many diverse surfaces. Your design and engineering intuition as well as the desire to push the state of the art in user experience for human-agent interactions beyond language brings into view novel surfaces in agent training, expertise emulation, and agent-human interaction. Humans can interact with other humans in ways limited to our physical manifestation whereas computers can be wildly more additive in visual communication and expression. You will open up this frontier in human-agent interactions.

About You
We are looking for ambitious and independent thinkers who have a deep desire to contribute and want to be part of the team that makes this a reality for humanity. You should have all of these qualities: 

  • You have deep versatility in engineering performant interfaces for web, and mobile, across front-end and backend, with a computer science and user experience background.

  • You will have a strong creative imagination and high visual and linguistic editorial standards for presentation of generated objects, which complements your technical intuition. 

  • You are proficient in full-stack development across both front- and back-end technologies, including proficiency in Javascript and Python as well as experience with back-end frameworks like Node.js or Django. 

  • You have familiarity at the intersection of design and engineering of product experiences.  

  • You have experimented with and have intuition for how AI-first product experiences can break the traditional browser- and app-based paradigms.

  • You consider yourself equal parts hacker and painter. 

  • You’ve played video games and are familiar with and can reference character design interfaces.

  • You are capable of reasoning from first principles, where there is no trodden path, as well as critically evaluate when existing ideas are worth considering.

  • You are equally capable as a software engineer as you are in formulating novel design ideas and your code proves it. 

  • You are articulate and can present your ideas in writing, in person and in small groups educating audiences at all levels on the techniques behind brilliant user experience and scalable products. 

  • You can easily distinguish authentic and high integrity thinkers from ‘posers’, while also critically evaluating truth from fiction in your own work.

  • Your colleagues consider you a highly positive personality, you amplify the energy of others rather than dampen the mood.

  • Your intensity goes from 0 to 1000 when you become authentically interested in a topic.

  • You not only have interests in reinforcement learning, but are deeply curious about a range of interdisciplinary topics, ranging from knowledge graphs, recommendations, web-scale search, deep learning, generative AI models, computer vision and the opportunity to build truly intelligent systems in software that are inspired by biology. 

  • You can show high creativity and intensity in your personal pursuits, and your intelligence, creativity, and motivation is not limited to only one discipline. 

  • You consider yourself an innovator and an original thinker, not a follower. You are looking for a way to contribute to the world, and want to join our team to do so. 

  • You want to work in person in London. Don’t worry, we’ll sponsor your visa.

We’re excited to meet you. If you are too, send a short message with a list of your projects and highlights, as well as a brief paragraph of your life’s story, to

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