Back-End Developer

November 15, 2023-Software Engineer

About Us

We have a lot of customers and profit for a startup. Your position with us is secure. We are not a lost ship, hoping to discover product-market-fit island. We are on the island. Come join us. Our GPU marketplace powers AI projects and businesses all over the world.

We are bootstrapped. Your comp includes generous equity. Equity that investors haven't yet been able to purchase. Your salary will increase as we continue to launch new products, hit milestones and grow.

The journey to our destiny will not be easy. Our goal is not the safe harbor of today. You will be taxed, and you will be pushed. We love to work. We can't help it; we are witnessing the birth of AGI.

All technical roles report to Jake Cannell, the CEO and founder. Jake is a prolific writer and thinker on the subject of AI. Two examples from Less Wrong: LOVE in a simbox is all you need (09/28/2022) and The Brain as a Universal Learning Machine (06/24/2015).

We are currently a remote first company. Our headquarters are in Los Angeles.

About the Role

We are looking for a strong programmer who can own the backend of the GPU marketplace. Your primary responsibility will be to develop and maintain the server-side logic, databases, and application integration.

The company is engineering-lead with ample opportunity to grow into senior technical or management roles with time. You will be a core contributor that allows Vast to scale to millions of GPUs.

Example Projects:

  • Migrate a postgres DB from remote RDS to local in-memory
  • Implement full backend logic for a new SLA reliability feature
  • Convert adhoc logging file output to a modern logging backend
  • Quickly investigate and summarize options for new system architectures
  • Enhance database performance, including schema design and query optimization
  • Implement robust data security and backup strategies
  • Optimize cloud infrastructure for scalability and cost-efficiency

You are:

  • Comfortable in a variety of tools and languages such as Python, C++, SQL, Javascript, React, CSS
  • Capable and willing to quickly investigate and learn new frameworks and tools
  • A fan of occasional remote pair programming
  • Passionate about building scalable and reliable high throughput websites
  • Excited about the potential of AI


  • Work from anywhere
  • Generous compensation, equity, and benefits
  • Join early into a fast growing, ambitious startup
  • Opportunity to grow into other technical or management roles

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