Make a game-changing next move.

Learn more about the opportunities in Coatue's portfolio.

Fullstack Engineer

Lightning AI

Lightning AI

Software Engineering
London, UK
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Who We Are

Lightning AI is the company reimagining the way AI is built. After creating and releasing PyTorch Lightning in 2019, Lightning AI was launched to reshape the development of artificial intelligence products for commercial and academic use.

Focusing on simplicity, sustainability, modularity, and extensibility, Lightning AI streamlines the lifecycle of machine learning development to expand widespread AI adoption. Its aim is to enable individual and enterprise users to build deployment-ready AI tools without having to hire experts or sink resources into in-house infrastructure.

Lightning AI is a company with offices in New York City, Palo Alto, and London backed by $58.6 million in funding from Coatue, Index Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and Firstminute.

Our Values

We are building a company of people that care deeply about the impact of AI on our society. We value:

  • Integrity: AI is bound to change how we interact with computers, with each other, and the world—for the better. We are committed to building an inclusive company and developing ethical AI that improves humanity.
  • Perseverance: Be bold, take the initiative, and make decisions with confidence. We empower our community, clients, and colleagues to tackle the impossible.
  • Curiosity: We are genuinely interested in finding solutions to advance the state of AI research and foster its application in novel products. It's not about whether we can solve the problem, but how.
We also feel that it’s essential to point out the self-evident here – there’s a genuine lack of diversity in our industry, which has to change. One of our goals is to help drive that change. Lightning AI is fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion, and we embrace how rewarding it is to work with people from all walks of life.

What we're looking for

We are looking for a Senior Fullstack Engineer to work on developing and scaling the Lightning AI platform from the frontend, CLI, and API, to billing, security, and integrations.

We want someone who can take ownership of key features and drive development from end to end while collaborating with a super-smart team of engineers, product managers, and designers. Here, you’ll build from proof of concept to release with a focus on speed, quality, and iteration.

This is an opportunity to create groundbreaking technology that will transform the machine-learning ecosystem!

What you’ll do

  • Write readable/testable/efficient code in React and either Python or Go (Golang).
  • Master our technology stack to deliver new features, improve system stability, and increase overall performance.
  • Partner with engineering and product leaders on developing the Lightning product while using your experience to set the technical direction for large projects.
  • Evaluate, strengthen, and document technical architecture, tools, and processes.
  • Champion software quality, implement automation, drive continuous delivery, and reduce time to production while proactively reducing technical debt.
  • Mentor and coach engineers on system design, operating in high uncertainty, and problem-solving to create a supportive, inclusive environment where each engineer can grow.

How we evaluate your candidacy

Our interviews will not only give us insight into your skillset but give you insight into our company.

  • Introduction- 15 minutes: You will speak with our Recruiter about your background and what you are looking for in your next role. They will share some information with you about our team and the projects you will be involved in. If both parties decide that there is a match, we will proceed with a technical interview.
  • Coding - 60 minutes: Our second interview will be a coding interview with our CTO. We will provide a study guide for each interview, along with instructions on interview logistics
  • Virtual Onsite - 3 sessions at 45-60 minutes each: These interviews will cover your domain expertise, systems architecture and Culture. During this stage, you will meet individually with our Eng Director, Technical Lead and CEO.
  • Offer: We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on geo-located salary bands updated on a monthly basis using Carta's Total Compensation tool. During the presentation call, we will review the base salary, benefits, number of options, notional option value, and strike price. We would like to know if you accept our offer within seven days.

Benefits and Perks

We champion equal pay for work of equal or comparable value based on the level of skill, effort, responsibility, and impact of any given role. We use Carta's Total Compensation tool to enable data-driven decision-making around benchmarks, levels, and planning. We are confident that our compensation practices are equitable, explainable, fair, and competitive, and in the spirit of transparency, we provide a compensation bands for each open role.

We offer competitive base salaries and stock options with a 25% one year cliff and monthly vesting thereafter. For our international employees, we work with Velocity Global to pay you in your local currency and provide equitable benefits across the globe.

In the US, we offer:

  • 90% monthly premium contributions towards medical and 100% monthly premium contributions towards select dental and vision plans for you and your dependents
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible paid time off plus 1 week of winter closure
  • Generous paid family leave benefits
  • $500 monthly meal reimbursement, including groceries & food delivery services
  • $1,000 home office stipend
  • $1,000 annual learning & development stipend
  • 100% Citibike membership (NYC only)
  • $45/month gym membership
  • Additional various medical and mental health services