IDE for Building AI Agents with Natural Language Programming

Founding Engineer

$100K - $200K / 0.40% - 4.00%
San Francisco, CA, US / Palo Alto, CA, US / Mountain View, CA, US
Job Type
3+ years
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Robert Chandler
Robert Chandler

About the role

What You'll Do:

  • Engineering Leadership: Craft the architecture and establish technical standards that will set the tone for years to come.
  • Full-stack Coding: You'll be writing a lot of code—balancing speed and technical debt to get us to market fast and efficiently.
  • DevOps Mastery: Own the CI/CD pipeline, troubleshoot performance, and keep our services running seamlessly.
  • Product Vision: Collaborate with customers to refine use cases and lead us towards impactful features and enhancements.
  • UX flows: Sometimes when you can’t get a hold of us you might have to run with your own intuition.
  • Customer Support: Engage with our community in Slack and Discord to resolve issues and gather invaluable feedback.

Your DNA:

  • Ideally, you have been a founder in the past or want to become one straight after this position.
  • Technical Excellence: With 4+ years of engineering experience, you can architect systems, reason through complexity, and build reliable products.
  • Ownership and Initiative: You eagerly take the lead and run projects to completion, leaving a mark across engineering, culture, and the broader organization.
  • Adaptability and Versatility: Whether switching hats across engineering, product, and support or solving ambiguous challenges, you're up for it all.
  • Pace and Passion: Thrive in the chaos of a startup, ready to put your code in production and see it succeed.

Tech Stack:

  • Full-stack: Typescript, Next.js, React, SST serverless on AWS/Cloudflare
  • Core IDE: TipTap with Y.js for collaborative editing
  • Orchestration: PartyKit (Cloudflare Durable Objects) for Y.js WebSockets
  • LLM Integration: Open source and proprietary LLMs via Together AI, OpenAI, Anthropic, Mistral, Groq, Google, Cohere, and Perplexity
  • More cool ML optimisation projects that we can’t talk about yet — think Grammarly for prompting
  • Read more here.

At Wordware, you'll shape not only our product but your own career trajectory, opening doors to future roles such as founder, CTO, or architect. If you're ready to lay the foundation of something remarkable, let's connect.

About Wordware

Join Wordware (YC S24)

  • Building an IDE for Natural Language Programming — wordware.ai

  • Sign up for free using this link: app.wordware.ai

  • Main Tool for Millions of AI Engineers coming to the market in the next 5 years

  • Repeat founders with exits, in ML for the last 10 years

  • Real Traction: 3000 MAUs + a bunch of SMB contracts (99-500 per month per seat) + 2 enterprise customers (100k ARR + 80k pilot potential going to 900k ARR)

  • Product + Community Led Growth

  • Already funded (we raised pre-YC at 25mm valuation) — we won’t do a major pivot or fold on you — we’ve been building this for over a year and are getting more excited every day.

note: we're in hustle mode. we're shipping as fast as we can. this is not the kind of job you can cruise and 9-5. only apply if u want to grind, work late nights, and be part of a generational company. We are an onsite company (SF), expect a big house where the founders live, free food, beers and cool team activities.

So we are here, you are looking for a job at a startup huh?

⁉️ What’s it going to be like ⁉️

In Shackleton's famous words: “People wanted for hazardous journey. Low wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in the event of success.”

  • Why tho?

    Risk + Excitement + Hard Work == Startup. Sure, you could join a big company and make decent money but it's that constant thrill of hope, the addictive energy that makes Robert and I come back to startups over and over again 😵‍💫

    To thrive here, you’ve got to embrace this delulu universe, where the victories give us hope and the failures make us want it even more. Yes, we work late hours and often deal with some bullshit, but you'll be part of something bigger and even more you will have a direct impact on EVERYTHING.

    If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, identify your own features to build, and find your own problems to solve, then come on in. Grab a beer and a slice of pizza, and dive into creating the future of natural language programming and AI agents. Together, we'll revolutionize the way we work. Green Light. 🟢

So what is Wordware?

**Wordware* is a prompt-first programming language that can be used by non-developers (AI Engineers). We merge concepts like loops, logic and functions from the world of classical programming with the non-deterministic nature of Language Models. It’s exposed in a web-hosted IDE with features like sharing, forking and API deployment.*

Sign up — try the onboarding flow

Try some prompts:

  1. ReAct Agent — https://app.wordware.ai/r/8e8b46b3-8643-4eac-9bc3-b9907ae67f36
  2. Make a personal website research agent — https://app.wordware.ai/r/e3d4e2d6-07c5-49d7-8522-0d53cd7021d2

Traction and Team

  • Traction: We recently closed a paid partnership with 7000 employees enterprise for 80k (3 months), moving to 1MM ARR if successful + 1 smaller enterprise client. We also have paying SMB clients ($99-500 per seat per month) and 3000MAUs in the community.
  • Team: We’re product-first builders with a track record of shipping ML for the last ten years.
  • We’ve worked with LLMs since BERT and GPT-2 and created well-performing stacks before MLOps was a term.
  • We both have had exits in the field, with Robert being one of the first engineers at FiveAI (acquired by Bosch for 1xx MM) and Filip’s companies raising collectively 10MM.
  • We met 10 years ago at Cambridge University and worked as full-time co-founders for the last 2.5 years through highs and lows (last project made 360k ARR)

Come work with us

If a position you would find interesting is not above don't worry. If you love what we are doing reach out to me anyway ( founders [at] wordware.ai ). Ideally, mention how would you improve our company and try to do it before the application even starts. Or build something using app.wordware.ai. Just be proactive! We are busy! If you think you are fucking excellent just drop me your LinkedIn.

We will reach a decision within 14 days and normally pay you for your work if we go through some trial during that time.

Also, join our discord server and share something you built with Wordware!

Team Size:3
Location:San Francisco
Robert Chandler
Robert Chandler
Filip Kozera
Filip Kozera