Staff Frontend Engineer

We are seeking an experienced and motivated frontend engineer to advance our core mission: using the world’s most advanced technology for emotion understanding to build empathy and goal-alignment into AI. Join us in the heart of New York City, or wherever you are located, and contribute to our endeavor to ensure that AI is guided by human values, the most pivotal challenge (and opportunity) of the 21st century.

 

About Us

Hume AI is dedicated to building artificial intelligence that is directly optimized for human well-being. We have just raised a Series B funding round and are launching a new flagship product, an empathic AI assistant that can be built into any application.

Where other AI companies see only words, our API can see (and hear) the other half of human communication: subtle tones of voice, word emphasis, facial expression, and more, along with the reactions of listeners. These behaviors reveal our preferences—whether we find things interesting or boring; satisfying or frustrating; funny, eloquent, or dubious. We call learning from these signals “reinforcement learning from human expression” (RLHE). AI models trained with RLHE can serve as better question answerers, copywriters, tutors, call center agents, and more, even in text-only interfaces.

Our goal is to enable a future in which technology draws on an understanding of human emotional expression to better serve human goals. As part of our mission, we also conduct groundbreaking scientific research, publish in leading scientific journals like Nature, and support a non-profit, The Hume Initiative, that has released the first concrete ethical guidelines for empathic AI (www.thehumeinitiative.org). You can learn more about us on our website (https://hume.ai/) and read about us in Axios and The Washington Post.

 

About the Role

As a Frontend Engineer, you will work closely with our team of research scientists, machine learning engineers, and designers to build our developer platform and commercial applications, making our powerful AI solutions accessible to users with varying degrees of technical sophistication through cutting edge no-code tools. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead customer-facing initiatives by contributing new features to our frontend tools while maintaining high standards of excellence.
  • Work autonomously to maintain and identify areas of improvement for existing code and tests.
  • Identify areas for improvement within existing codebase that reduces code complexity and improves overall performance of web applications.
  • Build internal tools to help facilitate prototyping, maintenance, and quality of codebase.
  • Mentor junior engineers and help provide documentation and resources for onboarding coworkers to new features and components.
  • Collaborate closely with our design, product, backend, and research teams.

 

Requirements

  • 6-10 years of experience in developing frontend web applications.
  • Proficiency with a modern frontend stack (TypeScript, React, Next, Tailwind, etc).
  • Expertise in modern frontend best practices, including accessibility, semantic markup, Core Web Vitals, and optimization.
  • Proficiency with tools like debuggers, profilers, and flamegraphs to identify areas of improvement for performance
  • Proficiency with tools for automated testing and CI/CD (such as Jest, Playwright, Axe, Wave, GitHub Actions, Dev Containers).
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

 

Bonus

  • Familiarity with modern animation and data visualization libraries.

 

Application Note

Please apply only to the position that best aligns with your qualifications. If you submit multiple applications or have applied within the past 6 months, only your initial submission will be considered.

Annual Salary
$130,000$230,000 USD
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