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AI Researcher - Local Models



Software Engineering, Data Science
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2024
At MultiOn, we are looking for a few more A+ players who want to join a rocket ship startup. (We’ve already turned down hundreds of applications because we only want to accept the best in the world)

About Us:

We believe in the power of Artificial Intelligence to revolutionize the way we interact with computers and the digital world. We're not just building a state-of-the-art personal AI Agent that brings the concept of JARVIS from science fiction into reality; we're also reshaping the future of software. Our mission is to pioneer Software 3.0, where software doesn't just respond to user commands, but also acts on your behalf. We already hold the record for the first AI flight booking, food order & workplace certification and believe this to be just the beginning. We're a team of passionate innovators, technologists, and dreamers, and we are looking for extraordinarily folks to join us on this exciting journey.

Our investors include General Catalyst, Amazon, Samsung, early investors in DeepMind and select angels from the GTM and Research teams at OpenAI, Google

Demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm67ry6bogw

About You:

You are not just an AI researcher; you are an innovator at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution. With extensive experience in academic research and practical applications, your expertise extends across the nuances of local models and large language models (LLMs) such as GPT and Llama. Your journey in AI has been marked by a deep engagement with the development and fine-tuning of these models, exploring their capacities for natural language understanding, generation, and beyond. Your work embodies a blend of technical mastery and creative insight, driven by a fundamental belief in reimagining what's possible. But beyond your technical prowess, you possess a creative spark, an ability to think in first principles, and a desire to push the envelope. You thrive on challenges that others deem impossible, such as creating an AI with capabilities akin to science fiction's most advanced intelligences. You value collaboration and the synthesis of diverse ideas, knowing that the next leap in AI will come from interdisciplinary efforts. For you, AI is not just about pushing technological boundaries; it's about crafting solutions that enhance human potential and address societal needs.

We are in search of a Research Lead specializing in the advancement of AI through innovative approaches to local models and LLMs. This position is tailor-made for an individual with a proven track record in pioneering large-scale model techniques, reinforcement learning, and the creation of autonomous systems. The ideal candidate is dedicated to not only propelling the field forward with novel research but also ensuring these technologies are applied effectively and responsibly.


  • Lead cutting-edge research in AI & Agents, focusing on breakthroughs in long-term memory, reliability, planning, reasoning, and embodied AI, and transition these innovations into production and running models on device.
  • Spearhead and implement the latest research ideas and ship them to production, focusing on on-device LLMs & fast model inference to enhance AI agent capabilities and account for user privacy & security.
  • Collaborate with our product and engineering teams to transform research insights into practical, impactful solutions.
  • Stay abreast of the latest advancements in AI, especially around local models, LLMs, fine-tuning techniques, and inference and optimization.
  • Employ rigorous testing and iterative improvement processes to optimize enhance the model performance and reliability.
  • Deliver high-quality work at a fast pace, understanding the importance of time and speed in a startup environment.


  • Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in machine learning model development, with expertise in PyTorch, JAX or TensorFlow.
  • Demonstrated capability to independently lead research projects with end-to-end responsibility.
  • Previous experience in AI research is required. This likely involves a history of publishing research at top conferences.
  • Deep understanding of systems engineering with a focus on building scalable solutions for large-scale data processing and model training.
  • Solid understanding and experience working with large Transformer models, such as GPT or LlaMA.
  • Expertise in fine-tuning, reinforcement learning, and prompt-engineering techniques.
  • Experience in working with multimodal or vision models.
  • Ability to communicate complex research findings in a clear and impactful manner.
  • A knack for solving problems creatively and effectively.

Why Join Us:

  • Be part of a fast-paced, ambitious startup that is pushing the boundaries of AI technology and reshaping the future of software.
  • Work on groundbreaking technology with real-world impact.
  • Collaborate with a diverse, talented team of AI experts, engineers, and designers.
  • Opportunity to grow and advance your career in the burgeoning field of AI and software engineering.
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and equity options.

How to Apply: Share your story, your passion, and why you'd be the perfect fit for our team. Send us a resume and a brief description of your favorite project and why to hiring@multion.ai

MultiOn Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we can only respond to applicants who have been selected for an interview.

Compensation Range: $150K - $180K