Vellum

The AI Product Development Platform

AI Developer Advocate

$140K - $200K
Location
San Francisco, CA, US / New York, NY, US / Remote (US)
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
3+ years
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Akash Sharma
Akash Sharma
Founder

About the role

Traction so far

We’ve closed over 150 paying customers and are growing 10-15% MoM, largely driven by organic inbound traffic. The market opportunity in front of us is massive and we have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to define the emerging LLM development market.

We’ve raised $5.1m to date, and are backed by top investors like Rebel Fund, Eastlink Capital, Arash Ferdowsi (co-founder of Dropbox), Dharmesh Shah (co-founder of Hubspot), Dan Scholnick (board member of Weights & Biases, Docker, New Relic), and Divya Bhat (former YC group partner, 2x CEO). We announced our fundraise on TechCrunch here: https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/11/prompt-engineering-startup-vellum-ai/

We’re excited to build our founding team. This initial team will play a key role in the long-term growth of Vellum.

P.S: Why the name Vellum?

  • Vellum is a type of paper - the Magna Carta was written on Vellum. We intend to be the standard source of record in production
  • You can’t spell Vellum without LLM 😉

What you’re signing up for

As an AI Developer Advocate at Vellum, you’ll be at the forefront of bridging the gap between our AI platform and the community of engineers who would benefit from Vellum’s product. You’ll be working closely with our CEO Akash and Growth Lead Anita to:

  • Create technical content to educate and engage with AI engineers
    • Write top-notch technical content and educate the community about best practices on LLM application development. An example content piece is: “What should you do if you’re being rate limited by OpenAI?” or “How to programmatically count tokens BEFORE making a request to LLM model provider?”
    • Develop sample code, demos, and projects showcasing Vellum's capabilities
    • Contribute to Vellum's help documentation to ensure it's comprehensive and user-friendly (including tutorials and guides on how to effectively use Vellum's platform)
  • Scale Vellum’s presence in developer communities
    • Lead Vellum’s physical events strategy, including but not limited to attending / speaking at relevant AI/ML conferences to showcase Vellum's platform.
    • Contribute to and learn from online AI developer communities: Twitter, OpenAI, LinkedIn, Reddit, StackOverflow
  • Work closely with existing customers building AI applications
    • Understanding customer painpoints and helping build production ready AI apps, both in Slack & over calls
  • Drive Vellum’s social media strategy
    • Using Vellum’s data to build insightful content for sharing on social media
    • Build your own personal brand on social media

Who we’re looking for

  • You have a strong technical background, with at least 3 years of experience as a software engineer, data scientist, or ML engineer
  • You have experience building LLM applications
  • You’re passionate about AI and keep up with the latest advances
  • You have excellent communication skills
    • You can engage with developers through various channels such as writing technical blog posts, delivering presentations, and participating in online forums.
  • [Bonus] You already have an active presence in AI communities (both virtual and in person)
  • [Bonus] You’re familiar with other popular LLM development frameworks like Langchain & LlamaIndex

Working at Vellum


  • We’re laser focused on helping companies bring AI into production and providing real value. Decision making is simple: if what we do allows more users to bring AI to production, then we do it!
  • Don’t just cut corners – cut the right corners. What can you do with 10% of your time to get 90% of the desired impact? Now that you only spent 10% of the time doing something, imagine how much more can be done with the rest of your time!
  • Everyone is a 1000x team member when they’re passionate about the problems they’re solving and love the people they’re working with
  • Because we trust each other, we can move fast and have fun doing it 😄

About Vellum

At Vellum, our mission is to be the primary platform companies use to bring AI into production. AI is the biggest technology shift since the internet – the applications of it are everywhere! We expect the world to be dramatically different in the future as foundation models get better and better. We intend to be the platform layer that brings this amazing technology to life in production use cases.

We enable companies to bring real business value from AI / LLMs. The output generated by AI / LLMs is usually stochastic and bringing AI into production requires robust testing and choosing the right model for the job. We’ve seen companies spend months of engineering time building good tooling for this (time which could be spent on their core end user facing product) yet despite this, they struggle to get the best results out of these models. Our platform provides companies best in class tooling to use their own data in production AI applications.

We’re a YC W23 company, raised $5m, and are backed by top investors like Rebel Fund, Eastlink Capital, Arash Ferdowsi (co-founder of Dropbox), Dharmesh Shah (co-founder of Hubspot), Dan Scholnick (board member of Weights & Biases, Docker, New Relic), and Divya Bhat (former YC group partner, 2x CEO). We announced our fundraise on TechCrunch here: https://techcrunch.com/2023/07/11/prompt-engineering-startup-vellum-ai/

P.S: Why the name Vellum?

  • Vellum is a type of paper - the Magna Carta was written on Vellum. We intend to be the standard source of record in production
  • You can’t spell Vellum without LLM 😉
Vellum
Founded:2023
Team Size:3
Location:
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Noa Flaherty
Noa Flaherty
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Sidd Seethepalli
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Akash Sharma
Akash Sharma
Founder