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LLM Teacher - Technical (Contract) - Remote



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Perplexity is building the next generation answer engine, empowering our users to find information in new and more effective ways. Perplexity applies LLMs for knowledge search at scale, serving millions of users across the world.

In pursuit of this mission, we are looking for LLM teachers to build recommendation systems for a more engaging, easier to use product. This role is focused on technical interactions that our users may have— i.e. questions about programming, data science, math, or related topics.

Note: This is a remote contract role paying $30 USD per hour with an expectation of 40 hours per week.


  • Work with our ai team to assess how well models are answering users’ technical questions
  • Develop exceptional quality data under strict deadlines
  • Understand complex instructions and ensure anything we produce is stylistically consistent and factual


  • Proficiency in Python and comfortable with the basics of some other common programming languages
  • Ability to clearly understand and describe complex concepts
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, inventiveness, and writing ability to create content that is truthful, helpful, and engaging
  • Interest in human-AI interaction

Note: This is a contract role paying $30 USD per hour with an expectation of 40 hours per week.

At Perplexity, we've experienced tremendous growth and adoption since publicly launching the world's first fully functional conversational answer engine just over a year ago. Our AI-powered search assistant has amassed 10 million monthly active users as of early 2024, with our mobile apps installed over 1 million times across iOS and Android devices. In 2023 alone, we served over 500 million queries from users around the globe.

To support our rapid expansion, we've raised significant funding from some of the most respected investors in technology. In January 2024, we raised $73.6 million in a Series B round led by IVP, with participation from NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos' investment fund, NEA, Databricks, and other prominent firms. We followed that up with a $62.7 million Series B1 round in April 2024 led by Daniel Gross, valuing Perplexity at over $1 billion.
Our prominent investor base includes IVP, NEA, Jeff Bezos, NVIDIA, Databricks, Bessemer Venture Partners, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, Naval Ravikant, Tobi Lutke, and many other visionary individuals.