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Engineering Manager, Research

AdeptFull-time$275k - $350kSan Francisco, CaliforniaApr 10, 2024
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Adept is working to advance a people-centric approach to AI that optimizes for what’s actually most useful for people and their work. You can see this approach in the technology we’re building: models that are trained to use software and take actions just as a person would.

We’ve recently raised a $350M Series B led by General Catalyst and Spark, on top of a $65M Series A in 2022 with Addition and Greylock. We’re fortunate to be supported by amazing firms and angels such as Chris Re, Andrej Karpathy, Root Ventures, Howie Liu, Dara Khosrowshahi,  and others, and were recently highlighted by Forbes. Adept is backed by a coalition of strategic partners, including Atlassian, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Workday. 

We're looking for passionate team members who want to swing for the fences to accomplish our mission, are excited by a startup environment where the hardest problems are yet to be solved, and are eager to learn and collaborate together in our San Francisco office.

For more information, check out our blog!

Position Summary

We’re looking for a Research Engineering Manager, who will help lead a team of research engineers and research scientists. You’ll work closely alongside our Head of Research, developing team goals, setting benchmarks, and driving execution on the next generation of AI agents.

Some of the most important problems we’re working on in this space include reinforcement learning and self-play, measuring and improving UI understanding and solving planning problems for knowledge work.

As a Research Engineering Manager at Adept, you will:

  • Manage, lead, and mentor engineers and scientists on the research team
  • Work closely with leadership to set Adept’s research agenda and roadmap
  • Work with the research team to get relevant feedback and iterate on their latest models
  • Identify key metrics for model performance and set research roadmaps to achieve them
  • Build and prioritize promising initiatives for improving model performance
  • Work with enterprise customers to understand their needs and execute quickly
  • Get hands-on and dig into the details when necessary

You may be a good fit if you have:

  • Experience managing high performing and diverse software engineering teams
  • Familiarity with research work, especially with large language models
  • Ability to work in a fast pace and navigate ambiguous situations at a startup
  • Previous experience working as a research engineer or ML engineer
  • Strategic instincts and the ability to do the best thing for the company overall

The pay range for this position in California is $275,000- $350,000yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, candidate location, and experience.



Our benefits 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance - 100% covered
  • Unlimited vacation time for exempt employees
  • 4 remote weeks per year - work from anywhere
  • Competitive salary & stock options 
  • 24 weeks paid parental leave
  • Monthly wellness stipend
  • Daily meals for those in our comfortable SF office 
  • Commuter benefits
  • Dog friendly office
Adept is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited about candidates who will raise the bar of our team, regardless of specific experiences -- we encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply.