LLM Backend as a Service

Founding Engineer - AI/ML

$120K - $180K / 0.50% - 2.00%
New York, NY, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Ani Gottiparthy
Ani Gottiparthy

About the role


Baseplate is hiring a founding engineer! We're looking for a talented and motivated engineer to help build the future of work with AI. As a founding engineer, you will be responsible for designing and building core technology that powers our product. You will work closely with the founding team in our New York office to bring LLM powered tools to every business.

The Founding Engineer - AI/ML will help Baseplate's customers train LLMs (primarily fine tuning pre-trained models) and apply them. This will role will encompass the data pipeline, training pipeline, model hosting, and application.


  • Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field with a focus on machine learning and NLP.
  • Hands-on experience working with large language models like GPT, LLAMA, BERT, or Transformer-based architectures.
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Strong knowledge of NLP techniques, including tokenization, language modeling, and embeddings.
  • Experience with distributed training and optimization techniques for large-scale machine learning models.
  • Solid understanding of cloud platforms (e.g., GCP (preferred), AWS) and their machine learning offerings.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to think creatively and propose innovative solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a cross-functional team.

About Baseplate

Baseplate is building connective tissue between businesses and LLMs. Our technology helps teams securely and privately connect their internal data to LLMs for a variety of use cases including customer support, contract work, and sales. Our mission is to rid the world of boring, repetitive work so people can focus on work they love. We're customer-focused, move fast, encourage creativity, and have fun. We're also growing quickly (800+ users, +50% WoW).

Team Size:2
Ani Gottiparthy
Ani Gottiparthy
Andrew Luo
Andrew Luo