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Engineering Manager, Developer Productivity

Anthropic

Anthropic

Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024
Anthropic is seeking an experienced engineering leader to manage our Developer Productivity team that enables engineers to be maximally effective in securely developing state-of-the-art models and products. You'll lead initiatives to make development at Anthropic secure, delightful, and industry-leading in its use of AI.
About Anthropic
Anthropic is an AI safety and research company working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our customers and society. Our interdisciplinary team has experience across ML, physics, policy, business and product.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of engineers building world-class developer productivity tools and infrastructure
  • Consult with different stakeholders to deeply understand developer needs, identifying potential solutions to support secure and efficient development
  • Set strategy and oversee development of developer environments, source control, CI, test infrastructure, and release processes that enable rapid innovation while maintaining high security standards
  • Hire and coach top technical talent
  • Design processes that help the team operate effectively and continuously improve developer productivity as the organization scales
  • Drive adoption of AI tools to guide developers and increase productivity
  • Ensure seamless integration of model improvements into the development flow
  • Work closely with Researchers as well as Software Engineers, catering to each of their unique needs and identifying potential opportunities to serve both

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have 3+ years experience managing technical teams of more than 6 people
  • Have strong leadership ability; experience managing and growing senior engineers
  • Have passion for developer productivity and tooling
  • Have excellent communication skills to build consensus with stakeholders
  • Possess deep knowledge of modern development practices, source control, CI/CD pipelines, and developer tooling
  • Are obsessed with security, scalability, and continuous improvement

Strong candidates may also have:

  • Experience building tools and environments for AI/ML development
  • Expertise in security and privacy best practices for development infrastructure
  • Experience managing initiatives across multiple products/teams
  • Experience with large scale monorepos and enabling hundreds of developers to collaborate effectively together

Annual Salary

  • The expected salary range for this position is $280K-$560K
Logistics
Location-based hybrid policy: Currently, we expect all staff to be in our office at least 25% of the time.
Deadline to apply: None. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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 dfficult 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 at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
- 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 at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
- Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
- Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
- 22 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. We do not have boundaries between engineering and research, and we expect all of our technical staff to contribute to both as needed.
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 based 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.