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AI Fund - Associate
Palo Alto, CA

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Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. AI Fund is a venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.

Our purpose is to build AI companies that move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are looking for an energetic Associate to join our investment team and help us identify the best early stage companies leveraging AI today and help our portfolio companies grow.  As company builders, founders and investors ourselves we are looking to add a top new investment talent to our investment team to expand our investment practice.  We welcome candidates who possess a growth mindset, strong analytical skills and ability to handle ambiguity. 

What You Will be Doing:
Create and manage top-of-funnel investment deal-flow.  In this role, you’ll be responsible for responding to inbound emails, finding interesting companies. You will also be responsible for making cold calls to reach out to entrepreneurs and startups. Lastly, you will be responsible for managing the deal database.
Learn to evaluate opportunities. You will join the investment partner on meetings and learn to assess investment opportunities with the goal of becoming independent in determining what an interesting investment is and escalating those opportunities to the GP for further discussion. To do this successfully, we expect you to be a smart and logical thinker and to be able to learn quickly.
Communicate with entrepreneurs and executives. To support deal sourcing and evaluation, you will communicate directly with entrepreneurs and executives. You will have to have to have strong people skills and strong communication skills, and be able to network and build rapport quickly. 
Perform due diligence for potential new investments.  You will be responsible for calling customer and personal references to validate companies and entrepreneurs and uncover any critical issues that we should consider in our investing.
Perform market analyses.  From time-to-time, you will analyze industries, develop industry knowledge and contacts to help formulate investment strategy/themes, evaluate companies in those segments, and determine the leading companies in those segments. 
Facilitate investments and support company building efforts.  You will be the keeper of the deal database, write investment memos, conduct market, benchmark companies our portfolio should be measuring themselves by, and aid partners in their efforts to help portfolio companies.

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- At least one year of experience working at a top investment bank analyzing various companies/business problems, a top management consulting firms working with companies at a strategic or operational level, or a top early stage venture firm.
- Strong people skills and have the ability to interact professionally with company founders and executives. 
- Be a self-starter that takes initiative and can get a lot done with relatively little direction. 
- Some technical background, such as a technical undergraduate degree (engineering, math, science, and/or computer science).
- Strong analytical and verbal skills.

Nice to Haves:
- Product experience at a tech company or a hi-tech start-up.
- AI and/or ML knowledge at a conceptual level.
 
Note:
There is no relocation budget or visa sponsorship budget available for this role. However, currently, we are working from home till summer of 2021 so everyone is able to remotely within 3 hour time difference from PST until everyone is ready to return to the office. 




At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the country you will work from.

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AI Fund - Principal
Palo Alto, CA

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Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. AI Fund is a venture studio founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.

Our purpose is to build AI companies that move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are looking for an energetic Principal to join our investment team and help us identify the best early stage companies leveraging AI today and help our portfolio companies grow.  As company builders, founders and investors ourselves we are looking to add a top new investment talent to our investment team to expand our investment practice.  We welcome candidates who possess a growth mindset, strong analytical skills and ability to handle ambiguity. 

What You Will be Doing:
Source early stage deal-flow.  You will be responsible for generating deal flow and finding interesting companies to invest in.  You will also be expected to network with other industry professionals or entities that bring proprietary deal flow to the fund as well as proactively prospect for opportunities. 
Evaluate opportunities . You will evaluate investment opportunities, determine key issues, leverage your network and firm resources to perform due diligence.  To do this successfully, we expect you to be a smart and logical thinker, to be able to learn quickly, and to seek out expert opinions.  
Communicate with entrepreneurs and executives. To support deal sourcing and evaluation, you will communicate directly with entrepreneurs and executives. You will have to have to have strong people skills and strong communication skills, and be able to network and build rapport quickly. 
Perform due diligence for potential new investments.  You will be responsible for calling customer and personal references to validate companies and entrepreneurs and uncover any critical issues that we should consider in our investing.
Facilitate investments and support company building efforts.  You will be responsible for investment memos, market analysis, financial models, and benchmarks that companies need to be aware of.  You will attend board meetings as an observer, supporting the General Partner, and eventually on your own. 

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- MBA or demonstrated success as an entrepreneur.
- At least two years of experience post-MBA working at a US growth technology company in a  product or engineering role or at a venture capital firm doing early stage investments.  
- Strong people skills and have the ability to interact professionally with company founders and executives. 
- Be a self-starter that takes initiative and  can get a lot done with relatively little direction. 
- Strong analytical and verbal skills.
Nice to Haves:
- AI and/or ML knowledge at a conceptual level.
- Entrepreneurial experience.
- Technical background, such as a technical undergraduate degree (engineering, math, science, and/or computer science)


At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the country you will work from.

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AI Fund - Senior Recruiter
Palo Alto, CA

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Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. AI Fund is an early stage venture firm founded by Dr. Andrew Ng in 2017. Our portfolio companies utilize AI technology and applications to improve processes and efficiency. The AI Fund team combines their experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, investors, and operators. We are backed by a $176 million-dollar fund from top-tier VC firms.

Together, let’s build great companies that will move humanity forward.

What We Seek:
We are seeking an experienced senior recruiter at AI Fund who will work with our leadership team and hiring managers to identify VC-backable entrepreneurs to join our ecosystem. Successful candidates will understand the importance of creating a positive candidate experience and be results-oriented while keeping the bar high. Besides hiring executives/co-founders type of profile, you will also be responsible for recruiting non-executive roles as needed. You will wear multiple hats including business development (sourcing and networking), quality control when screening candidates entering the recruiting pipeline, facilitate the interview process, and close offers with reasonable costs and on a quick timeline.  

What You Will be Doing:
You will work with hiring managers to identify recruiting needs. You need to sync with the company’s leadership team and hiring managers regularly to identify hiring needs and prioritize positions based on the portfolio company's goals. You will need to master the recruiting process and advise hiring managers on job market trends and compensation structure. For each portfolio company you support, you must understand their vision and their product inside and out in order to present the data in such a manner that attracts the best talents.
You will need to ensure positive candidate experience throughout the entire interview process. This includes things such as timely follow-up, interview scheduling, maintaining open and transparent dialogue with candidates as well as the entire hiring committee and your manager. 
Source high quality talent for all positions. We typically are requested to find the initial founding team of a brand new startup which means quality and ability to match up skill sets and personalities to optimize team structure is critical. You will be responsible for identifying, reaching out to, and engaging talents for all functions as well as negotiate a compensation package that focuses on long term gain. 
You will recommend and execute the best recruiting strategy. You need to know what the most effective channels are to hire for different positions. We expect the recruiter to know where the best talents congregate and find every opportunity to network with talents to get referrals and gain their trust. Run recruiting campaigns and run virtual or face to face events on a quarterly basis.
You will be able to learn and use different HR and recruiting systems to assist with managing the hiring process and recruiting funnel. You will be responsible to use our ATS system and other scheduling and recruiting related systems including Greenhouse, Lever, HackerRank, Linkedin and other systems. You need to assist with our recruiting committee to list any type of job posting (career page job post, Linkedin paid job post, other social media job post) in order to advertise and promote the job. You will utilize different tools and resources to promote the job, and manage the candidates from different channels and migrate any new candidate data into Lever for tracking. 
You will be responsible to negotiate offers that focus on long-term incentives within a reasonable timeline. You need to build strong relationships with promising candidates by knowing what truly motivates the candidates. In most cases, candidates who join our ecosystem focus on the opportunities instead of short term financial return. You need to identify candidates’ concerns, present opportunities and involve hiring managers/executives to the closing process in the right timing to close the offer. 

What you must bring:
- At least 7 years of hands-on senior level recruiting experience running the process from beginning to end with at least 3 years of experience working as an in-house recruiter.
- Experience working in hi-tech startups with a preference working with artificial intelligence applications. 
- Healthy network of high quality candidates and/or demonstrate the ability to create a network of them.
- Excellent interpersonal ability; strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal relationship skills. 
- Operational excellence. We expect you to be able to manage an efficient recruiting process - from sourcing, scheduling, screening to negotiating and closing offers - for multiple candidates simultaneously and constantly identify ways to improve the candidate experience. 
- Attention to detail and multi-tasking. You’ll be juggling a lot of important projects at once. It will be important both drive them forward quickly and to pay attention to the details so balls don’t get dropped. 
- Bachelor degree from a top university. Technical degree or marketing degree is a strong plus.
- Familiarity with applicant tracking systems, including Lever, is a strong plus.

Characteristics we value:
High Performer: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  Always aim to deliver high quality results quickly.
Growth Mindset: keep an open mind about all possibilities and always reflect from within rather than look externally for reasons to not succeed.
Great Attitude. maintain an upbeat and positive attitude with everyone you come in contact with. Check any negative attitude or passive aggressive behavior at the door.
Scrappy: Take initiative and proactively get things done with low resources, but doing creative things and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation. Thinks quickly on both feet and are able to roll with the punches.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

You must already have, or be able to obtain, authorization to work in the country you will work from.

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Bearing - Senior Full Stack Engineer
Medellín, Antioquia

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Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity: Just as electricity transformed numerous industries starting 100 years ago, AI is now poised to do the same. AI Fund is a startup studio building new AI companies from the ground up. Our companies bridge AI technology and applications, focusing on industries and problems that we believe move the world forward. Founded by Dr. Andrew Ng, our team merges a deep understanding of AI technology with a proven ability to start new ventures. We have a unique business model that prepares founding members of a portfolio company with technical validation of the idea, experienced back office operational support and our team’s AI know how as well as connections within the AI community. 


About Bearing AI:
Bearing is at the forefront of bringing AI to the maritime shipping industry. This is a trillion dollar industry that moves 90% of the goods we interact with on a daily basis, but has traditionally lagged far behind other industries in adopting new technologies. At Bearing, we’re changing that. We’re building an AI-driven platform that helps shipping companies dramatically streamline their operations and tackle their single biggest pain point. We’ve already built our first product and have some of the world’s biggest shippers as our partners. Our team is made up of highly experienced AI engineers and tech industry veterans and we’re backed by the AI Fund and shipping industry investors.


What You Will be Doing:
We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Full-Stack Engineer to join our small team. You will be responsible for building out our API to support our new WebApp as well as helping us develop new AI-driven products. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be able to wear multiple hats and thrive while working in a dynamic environment. 

Lead the development of a RESTful API to support our new WebApp: Collaborating closely with the rest of our engineering team, you will architect and build out a scalable, reliable back-end for our new WebApp.

Architect and implement new features from scratch: Partnering with our Machine Learning engineers, you will lead the end-to-end development of new AI-driven products.

Improve code across the entire stack: You will identify bugs and performance issues across the stack and work to improve those. You will also build performance monitoring and testing tools to ensure our product quality stays high.


What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
5+ years professional experience shipping production-ready code
Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, OS, Computer Networks, databases
Expertise in Python
Experience in setting up data pipelines and databases
Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Experience developing RESTful APIs
Basic understanding of Machine Learning models
Expertise with version control systems, such as Git
Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people
Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems
Experience with Amazon AWS and containerization technologies
Excellent English language skills
BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment

Nice to Haves:
Experience shipping Machine Learning products
Experience working on logistics or shipping-related products
Experience with Agile development 


What We Have to Offer:
Free snacks, drinks, lunches and dinners daily
• A week off between Christmas and New Year’s
Medical Insurance coverage through SURA for you and family members.
Monthly education budget
Commuter benefits
Collegial atmosphere
Direct and transparent communication style
Innovative environment
Work with global AI Leaders
Be part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Chief Executive Officer
Palo Alto, CA

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About AI Fund:
AI Fund is a VC firm that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture firm is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed up front.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would take that first step in becoming an entrepreneur.Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.

About PowerBlox:
Powerblox is a stealth enterprise startup backed by AI Fund that uses artificial intelligence to optimize your webinar experience.

What We Seek:
This is an opportunity to get involved with a startup at its earliest stages that has already been validated and has a prototype in place.  We are looking for a product focused CEO who desires to get their feet wet running a startup. We are looking for a passionate entrepreneur who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.

What You Will be Doing:

  • The CEO will be in charge of launching the product and ensuring that the portfolio company is hitting its milestones towards its next funding.
  • Working in concert with General Partner to deliver on critical milestones 
  • Recruiting key members of the operational team
  • Mapping out direction of the road map and determining product requirements
  • Securing and negotiating strategic partnerships
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction with early, key customers so that they are referenceable. 
  • Scaling the business, especially with regards to sales and marketing
  • Responsible overall success of the product and business

What You Must Bring:

  • Strong experience in developing SaaS products and/or building communities.
  • Experience in the marketing tools or sales enablement markets.
  • Previous leadership and management experience. 
  • The ability to think strategically and the foresight to think about problems ahead of time. 
  • Experience with doing customer outreach, understanding market needs, and driving towards product market fit.
  • Experience fundraising.
  • Nice to Have previous startup or other small/scrappy team experience. 

Is Nice if you Have:

  • MBA from top university preferred.
  • Technical background, preferably with experience working in artificial intelligence.

Characteristics that We Value:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit: able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and is proactively able to get things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership Orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Data Engineer
Medellín, Antioquia

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Job Description:
We are looking for experienced data engineers for one of our portfolio companies. You will use various methods to transform raw data into useful data systems. For example, you’ll create algorithms and conduct statistical analysis. Overall, you’ll strive for efficiency by aligning data systems with business goals. 

To succeed in this data engineering position, you should have strong analytical skills and the ability to combine data from different sources. Data engineer skills also include familiarity with several programming languages and knowledge of learning machine methods.
If you are detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills and experience in this field, we’d like to hear from you. 

What You Will be Doing:
- Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture across multiple data sources, including licensed and scraped data
- Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional needs of AI/ML engineers and front-end engineers
- Design and develop optimal data processing techniques: automating manual processes, data delivery, data validation and data augmentation
- Develop any necessary ETL processes to optimize analysis and performance
- Manage analytics tools that provide actionable insights into usage, customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics
- Architect and implement new features from scratch, partnering with our AI/ML engineers to identify data sources, gaps and dependencies
- Identify bugs and performance issues across the stack, including performance monitoring and testing tools to ensure data integrity and quality user experience
- Build a highly scalable infrastructure using SQL and AWS big data technologies
- Keep our data secure and compliant with international data handling rules

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- Professional experience shipping high-quality, production-ready code
- Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, OS, computer networks, databases, algorithms, object-oriented programming
- Experience in Python
- Experience with Linux/UNIX, HTTP, HTML, Javascript and Networking
- Experience in setting up data pipelines using relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres, Cassandra and MongoDB
- Experience with AWS cloud services, including S3, EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift
- Proven success manipulating, processing and extracting value from large heterogeneous datasets
- Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets
- Experience with extracting and ingesting data from websites using web crawling tools
- Experience with big data tools, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
- Experience developing scalable RESTful APIs
- Expertise with version control systems, such as Git
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people
- Excellent English language skills
- Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment
- Strong project management and organizational skills

Nice to Haves:
- BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
- Experience with extracting and ingesting data from emails (eg. gmail)
- Understanding of AI/ML models
- Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience with consumer applications and data handling
- Familiarity with data privacy regulations and best practices

Characteristics:
Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the product and extremely results-driven in nature.
We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Factored - Machine Learning Engineers Training Program
Medellin

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Who We Are:
Factored (an AI Fund Portfolio company) was conceived in Palo Alto, California by Andrew Ng and a team of highly experienced AI researchers, educators, and engineers to help address the significant shortage of qualified AI & Machine-Learning engineers globally. ​We know that exceptional technical aptitude, intelligence, communication skills, and passion are equally distributed around the world, and we are very committed to testing, vetting, and nurturing the most talented engineers for our program and on behalf of our clients.

About The Training Program:
We are bringing the best educational resources in AI from Silicon Valley to Latin America. We have already graduated our first and second cohort in September 2019 and December 2020, and will be launching our third cohort in February 2021 in Medellín, Colombia.  Our recruiting process is highly selective, always looking for the best talent. We provide a 3-month full-time training in AI and offer selected Trainees full-time job opportunities to work on cutting-edge AI projects. Even better, the training program comes with no upfront costs and we pay a monthly stipend to cover your living costs.

What You Can Expect:
Our team is composed of the leading AI experts, educators, and industry AI leaders. We’ve designed a curriculum that aims to make engineers industry-ready in 3 months. ​Training is composed of 3 phases:

1. Online content with extended discussions, assignments and weekly projects.
2. Literature review and paper implementation.
3. Capstone projects based on real-world problems and datasets using development good practices.

​Our program is optimally designed to cover the technical challenges behind AI, from the foundations behind learning algorithms to the computational challenges to build and scale successful AI systems in real-world problems.

Who should apply to the training program:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, applied Mathematics, Data Science, Economics or other engineering fields.
  • Proven passion for AI/ML/DL/Data Science, reflected in any of the following: work experience, personal projects, theses, articles, publications, conferences and other ML related projects.
  • Strong Math, Calculus, Linear Algebra and Statistics foundations.
  • Strong problem solvers and quick learners.

  • Desirable:
  • Msc or Higher is a plus.
  • 2+ years of working experience (DS, SW Engineering, Data Analytics, Researching).
  • Outstanding communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency in any programming language. Python is a plus.

When does the training program start:

  • It starts in February 2021 and runs for approximately 3 months.
  • Remote training program.

How much does the training program cost?

  • Factored does not charge upfront and we pay a monthly stipend for our scholars. By joining the training program, you agree to sign a loan agreement of the value equivalent to our training investment. The loan will be subject to 3 annual installments. Every year, we will waive the repayment if you remain employed by Factored

What is the admission process?

  • Candidates need to complete online application by Jan. 17th.
  • Candidates who pass resume screen will receive an online technical test within 2 business days, and will have 5 days to complete it.
  • Qualified candidates will receive instructions for video interviews.

At Factored, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Factored- Data Engineer
Medellín, Antioquia

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Who We Are:
Factored (an AI Fund Portfolio company) was conceived in Palo Alto, California by Andrew Ng and a team of highly experienced AI researchers, educators, and engineers to help address the significant shortage of qualified AI & Machine-Learning engineers globally. ​We know that exceptional technical aptitude, intelligence, communication skills, and passion are equally distributed around the world, and we are very committed to testing, vetting, and nurturing the most talented engineers for our program and on behalf of our clients.

We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Data Engineer to join our team. You will be called on for a wide range of responsibilities, from data aggregation, scraping, validation, transformation, quality and DevOps administration of both structured and unstructured datasets. Ideally, you will be experienced in optimizing data architecture, building data pipelines and wrangling data to suit the needs of our algorithms and application functionality. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be a self-starter with a high degree of initiative and accountability. You must be able to wear multiple hats and take on additional responsibility on our growing team.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Create and maintain optimal data pipeline architecture across multiple data sources, including licensed and scraped data.
  • Assemble large, complex data sets that meet functional needs of AI/ML engineers and front-end engineers.
  • Design and develop optimal data processing techniques: automating manual processes, data delivery, data validation and data augmentation.
  • Develop any necessary ETL processes to optimize analysis and performance.
  • Manage analytics tools that provide actionable insights into usage, customer acquisition, operational efficiency and other key business performance metrics.
  • Design and develop a RESTful API to enable programmatic integration to other SaaS systems.
  • Architect and implement new features from scratch, partnering with our AI/ML engineers to identify data sources, gaps and dependencies.
  • Identify bugs and performance issues across the stack, including performance monitoring and testing tools to ensure data integrity and quality user experience.
  • Build a highly scalable infrastructure using SQL and AWS big data technologies.
  • Keep our data secure and compliant with international data handling rules.

What You Must Bring:

  • 3+ Professional experience shipping high-quality, production-ready code.
  • Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, OS, computer networks, databases, algorithms, object-oriented programming. 
  • Experience in Python.
  • Experience in setting up data pipelines using relational SQL and NoSQL databases, including Postgres, Cassandra and MongoDB.
  • Experience with AWS cloud services, including S3, EC2, EMR, RDS, Redshift.
  • Proven success manipulating, processing and extracting value from large heterogeneous datasets.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience with extracting and ingesting data from websites using web crawling tools.
  • Experience with big data tools, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience developing scalable RESTful APIs.
  • Expertise with version control systems, such as Git.
  • Excellent english communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people.
  • Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.

Nice To Have

  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus.
  • Experience with design of ETLs using Apache Airflow.
  • Experience with extracting and ingesting data from Google Analytics or Twitter.
  • Understanding of AI/ML models.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with consumer applications and data handling.
  • Familiarity with data privacy regulations and best practices.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in computer science.

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At Factored, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Factored- Senior Software Engineer
Medellín, Antioquia

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Who We Are:
Factored (an AI Fund Portfolio company) was conceived in Palo Alto, California by Andrew Ng and a team of highly experienced AI researchers, educators, and engineers to help address the significant shortage of qualified AI & Machine-Learning engineers globally. ​We know that exceptional technical aptitude, intelligence, communication skills, and passion are equally distributed around the world, and we are very committed to testing, vetting, and nurturing the most talented engineers for our program and on behalf of our clients.

We seek ambitious and self-motivated Software Engineers to join our core engineering team to keep up with customer demand. The ideal teammate is an individual looking to take part in the deployment part of our ML Lifecycle developing SW/APIs to meet customers needs and help other talented Machine Learning Engineers develop production ready ML models.

What you will be doing:

  • Working with Machine Learning Engineers and several clients to develop and maintain backend applications and handle 3rd party API  backend integrations.
  • Designing and coding highly-scalable machine learning models and the backend applications to deliver them to the final user.
  • Make architectural contributions and decisions to improve the reliability of and maintainability of the clients codebase.
  • Design and implement internal tools to improve and accelerate the ML Lifecycle process.
  • Following agile processes with a focus on delivering production-ready testable code in  small iterations.

What You Must Bring:

  • 5+ years professional experience shipping production-ready code.
  • Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, OS, Computer Networks, databases.
  • Experience building backend/REST/SW applications using any of these languages: Python (DJango, Flask),  JavaScript(NodeJS),  Java , Ruby on Rails or C/C++.
  • Experience with Relational or Non relational Database Engines such as PostgreSQL, SQLite , MongoDB.
  • Expertise with version control systems, such as Git.
  • Excellent english communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people.
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems.
  • Experience/Exposure with Amazon AWS and containerization technologies.
  • Experience with Agile development .
  • Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment.
  • Proven track record of collaboration with a variety of decision-makers to drive impact.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience shipping Machine Learning products.
  • Experience/Familiarity with single page applications (React, Angular or Vue).
  • Experience working with startups from an early stage.
  • Experience with ETL pipelines and technologies, such as: Apache Airflow and similar. 
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Basic understanding of Machine Learning models.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of distributed computing frameworks such as Apache Spark.
  • Demonstrated experience with distributed database systems.
  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus.

Characteristics:

  • Passion for AI/ML applications: we are excited to make an impact by bringing AI use in industry to the next level, and we hope you share our passion.
  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At Factored, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Founder-in-Residence
California

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Who We Are:
AI is the new electricity. Just as it transformed entire industries 100 years ago, AI is poised to do the same today. AI Fund is a venture studio that was formed to be at the forefront of this revolutionary wave. We harness artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed upfront.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would be inspired to start a company. Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.

What We Seek:
We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs with first-hand knowledge of the problem they have encountered or entrepreneurs that might match to a problem or idea we already have.  It’s not a mandate, but ideally, we want people with experience solving business problems and have a keen eye for anticipating business risks.  We are looking for a sound business leader who has built a company from 0 to 1 or a product manager running a product or built a product line from scratch before. We desire entrepreneurs who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.

About the Idea:
There are many scenarios in which marketers may solicit 100s or 1000s of pieces of freetext responses from users, such as:
- Market research to shape the definition of new products. 
- Reducing customer churn by reaching out proactively to specific customers to solicit feedback. 
- Soliciting user feedback on current products. 

Long-form multiple choice surveys have a low response rate. We have developed a new capability for marketers that enables them to synthesize user insights out of a collection of thousands or tens of thousands pieces of unstructured text written by users/customers/potential customers. In that synthesizing process, be able to predict customer desires, pain points and potential churn.

What You Will be Doing:

  • Determine the launch product. The technology we have developed addresses multiple potential use cases. You will be responsible for evaluating these ideas or developing additional ideas yourself, and selecting a specific product direction to go to market. 
  • Build initial prototype and carry out validation. Working potentially with internal engineers and AI talents as well as design contractors, you will be responsible for developing an initial design of the product and collecting user feedback to validate the core business thesis. 
  • Build business case. Including initial financial models, TAM/SAM/SOM analysis, estimate of margin, competitive analysis, etc. As part of this, we expect you to validate (or falsify) user demand and willingness to pay, and also develop the initial GTM. 
  • Develop a request for funding as a final milestone during the 3 months FIR consulting engagement. At the conclusion of this 3 month plan, you and AI Fund will jointly make a decision on whether to fund and proceed with this as a business. 

What You Must Bring:

  • Marketing experience. 
  • Business or Product leadership background.
  • Startup experience, building companies from 0 to 1.

  • The following are nice to haves: 
  • Previous experience leading fundraising from institutional investors is a huge plus 
  • Previous founder, co-founder or startup CEO experience. 
  • Enterprise B2B sales experience. 

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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FourthBrain - Machine Learning Instructor
United States

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Who We Are
About FourthBrain:FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-learning program that trains candidates to become machine-learning experts and positions them for careers in AI.

About AI Fund:FourthBrain is backed by AI Fund, a venture studio that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

What You Will be Doing:
The Instructor will work closely with the Curriculum Development Director at FourthBrain to leverage their technical skills in ML to manage a cohort of students in a part-time ML training program. The instructor is responsible for facilitating live class sessions, preparing class materials, and providing feedback and guidance to each student. Your experience as an educator, technical skills in the AI space, and ability to communicate will all be critical for this role.

Please note that at this time, this role is limited to individuals in the US.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Deliver live class session(s) for a total of 5-6 hours each week. These sessions will be on the weekends or evenings (schedule is variable by cohort, but consistent throughout the entire program)
  • Manage the digital classroom, including releasing curriculum materials and assignments on a weekly basis
  • Evaluate and grade assignments
  • Provide regular guidance and feedback on capstone projects
  • Hold office hours (60-90 mins) a week, which could be on evenings and weekends, to assist students with their weekly work
  • Collect feedback from students and industry experts to continuously iterate on learning modules
  • Partner with Curriculum Director on updates and modifications to curriculum and projects
  • Partner with Career Education to identify key areas of development

What You Must Bring:

  • Technical background in machine learning, math and programming 
  • Expert level proficiency in using Machine learning packages for Python; experience with Tensorflow
  • Experience with instructional design best practices as well as experience designing and teaching technical courses
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelors in STEM / AI / CS, or equivalent industry experience in areas like software development, machine learning or data science.

It's Nice if You Have:

  • Masters in AI, CS or related field 
  • Previous experience as an instructor or lecturer in the areas of AI, machine learning, data science, robotics or similar
  • Professional experience in AI or ML roles
  • Interest in student engagement, motivation, and teaching

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund and FourthBrain, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund and FourthBrain believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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FourthBrain - Teaching Assistant, Machine Learning
Palo Alto, CA

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Who We Are
About FourthBrain:
FourthBrain aims to launch candidates into careers in Artificial Intelligence by bridging the gap between employers and qualified candidates via real world applications and hands-on training. Students will now have the opportunity to learn next-generation artificial intelligence applications, theories, methods, and systems. FourthBrain will run a blended-learning program that trains candidates to become machine-learning experts and positions them for careers in AI.  

About AI Fund:
FourthBrain is backed by AI Fund, a venture studio that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries. Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture studio is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, along with the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

The Teaching Assistant will work closely with the Curriculum Development Director at FourthBrain to leverage their technical skills in ML to create quizzes and assignments for existing content, as well as prepare supplemental materials to improve the student learning experience. The TA will be supporting students during live online classes and be available for virtual office hours. Your experience as an educator, technical skills in the AI space and ability to communicate and work well with a team will all be critical for this role. 

What You Will be Doing:

  • Create quizzes, weekly assignments for core machine learning concepts.
  • Evaluate and grade quizzes and projects
  • Hold office hours (60-90 mins) a week, which could be on evenings and weekends to assist students with their weekly work.
  • Troubleshoot with students on their projects and help debug.
  • Collect feedback from students and industry experts to continuously iterate on learning modules 
  • Manage data to drive decisions. Track & implement necessary adjustments to the program
  • Act as the escalation point for students when they have concerns & suggestions and serve as a mediator
  • Advocate for students with empathy. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Deliver instruction to test curriculum for early cohorts

What You Must Bring:

  • Technical background in math and programming to develop machine learning assessments and curriculum.
  • Experience with instructional design best practices as well as experience designing and teaching technical courses.
  • Capability to digest github codebases and create assignment projects from them.
  • Bachelors in STEM / AI / CS or equivalent industry experience in areas like software development, machine learning or data science. 

It's Nice If You Have:

  • Professional experience in project deployment life cycles OR academic experience with a capstone project with focus on deployment.
  • Previous experience as an instructor or TA in the areas of AI, machine learning, data science, robotics or similar.
  • Previous experience in building grading rubrics or in grading programming assignments.
  • Interest in student motivation in online or flipped classroom formats.

Characteristics:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund & FourthBrain, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Full Stack Engineer
Global

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Job Description:
We are looking for Full Stack Engineers to produce scalable software solutions for our portfolio companies. You’ll be part of a cross-functional and will be responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

As a Full Stack Developer, you should be comfortable around both front-end and back-end coding languages, development frameworks and third-party libraries. You should also be a team player with a knack for visual design and utility.

What You Will be Doing:
- Work with development teams and product managers to ideate software solutions
- Build the front-end of applications through appealing visual design
- Develop and manage well-functioning databases and applications
- Write effective APIs
- Test software to ensure responsiveness and efficiency
- Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade software
- Create security and data protection settings
- Build features and applications

What You Must Bring:
Must Haves:
- Proven experience as a Full Stack Developer or similar role
- Experience developing desktop and mobile applications
- Familiarity with common stacks
- Knowledge of multiple front-end languages and libraries (e.g. HTML/ CSS, JavaScript, XML, jQuery)
- Knowledge of multiple object-oriented languages (e.g. Java, Python) and multiple frameworks (e.g. Angular, React, Node.js)
- Familiarity with databases (e.g. MySQL, MongoDB), web servers (e.g. Apache) and UI/UX design
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to have in-depth technical discussions with both the engineering team and business people
- Excellent English language skills
- Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment
- Strong project management and organizational skills

Nice to Haves:
- BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
- Understanding of AI/ML models
- Understanding of big data tools, including Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, etc.
- Proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
- Experience with consumer applications and data handling
- Familiarity with data privacy regulations and best practices

Characteristics:
Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
Grit. able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively gets things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the product and extremely results-driven in nature.
We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Stepwise - Founder-In-Residence
Palo Alto, CA

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Who We Are:
AI Fund is a VC firm that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture firm is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

Why Partner With AI Fund:
We’ve been there.  We’ve founded and scaled successful companies ourselves, and we know that creating meaningful startups is really hard.  Many entrepreneurs toil with ideas for years.  Many spend time building something without the foresight of limiting factors that could have been easily dismissed up front.  Accomplished execs often teeter between a desire to start a company and creating something great versus taking a job that is less fulfilling.  If only someone could help with taking the risk out of turning an idea into reality and accelerate the company building process, more people would take that first step in becoming an entrepreneur.
Coming up with great ideas, sussing them out, assembling great teams, and helping raise capital is what we do.  We shorten a process that can take years down to months.  We make sure you are going after the right market, are fully validated, and are surrounded by great teammates.  Lastly, we make sure you see the world through the lens of a data scientist and machine learning expert, which is the perspective any meaningful company in the future must have.  
But we also know that the process is not about us.  It’s about great Founders and empowering them to do great things.

About StepWise:
StepWise is a stealth enterprise startup that utilizes modern-day media to improve the way industries and product companies communicate to their relevant constituents.  

What We Seek:
This is an opportunity to get involved with a startup at its earliest stages that has already been validated and built.  We are looking for either a product leader who desires to get their feet wet running a startup or someone we bring on as the CEO from the get go. 
We are looking for passionate entrepreneurs who can hire great people, get others excited about their vision, raise capital, and make it all happen.

What You Will be Doing:

  • The FIR will be in charge of launching the product and ensuring that the portfolio company is hitting its milestones towards its next funding.
  • Working in concert with General Partner to deliver on critical milestones 
  • Recruiting key members of the operational team
  • Mapping out direction of the road map and determining product requirements
  • Securing and negotiating strategic partnerships
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction with early, key customers so that they are referenceable. 
  • Scaling the business, especially with regards to sales and marketing
  • Responsible overall success of the product and business
  • Although it is not required, we are interested in candidates that can scale to be the CEO.  Under this role, you will additionally be responsible for building the company, recruiting great people, and raising capital.  

What You Must Bring:

  • Strong experience in developing SaaS products and/or building communities.
  • Experience in the marketing tools or sales enablement markets.
  • Previous leadership and management experience. 
  • The ability to think strategically and the foresight to think about problems ahead of time. 
  • Experience with doing customer outreach, understanding market needs, and driving towards product market fit.
  • Experience fundraising.
  • Nice to Have previous startup or other small/scrappy team experience. 
  • MBA from top university preferred.
  • Technical background, preferably with experience working in artificial intelligence.

Characteristics that We Value:

  • Accountability: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions while doing so with the highest regard for integrity.  
  • Leadership: able to influence others to follow you and lead the team to a brighter future. 
  • Grit: able to stick with projects and work hard through good and bad times. High pain tolerance and can perform well under stress or pressure.
  • Scrappy: Takes initiative and proactively able to get things done with low resources, but doing creative things, begging, borrowing, and whatever is needed in an ambiguous environment or situation.
  • Ownership orientation: Demonstrated orientation of extreme ownership over all aspects of the company and extremely results-driven in nature.
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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Zest - Software Engineer
Medellín, Antioquia

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About Zest:
Zest’s mind-over-diet approach uses science-based methods to help you eat healthy while losing and maintaining your ideal weight. Our mission is to end the obesity epidemic and be the most compelling preventative health company that drives the world to see food differently, where everyone enjoys the food they eat, maintains a healthy weight, and lives happier and healthier lives. Zest is part of the AI Fund’s portfolio of investments. 

About AI Fund:
AI Fund is a VC firm that harnesses the use of artificial intelligence to create innovative solutions for the big challenges of today. With the collective aspirations of our co-founders, we build companies from inception to market launch. We innovate, ideate, and validate to address some of the most pressing issues in human capital, healthcare, wellness, and other traditional industries.
Founded in 2017 by Dr. Andrew Ng, the $176 million-dollar funded venture firm is backed by top-tier VC firms and investors, and powered by the AI Fund teams’ combined experiences as AI pioneers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and operators.

What You Will be Doing:
We are currently looking for an exceptionally talented Full-Stack Engineer to join our small team. You will be responsible for building out our API to support our new WebApp as well as helping us develop new AI-driven products. Since you’ll be joining an early-stage startup at the ground level, you’ll need to be able to wear multiple hats and thrive while working in a dynamic environment. 

What You Must Bring:

  • 3-5 years professional experience shipping production-ready code
  • Strong computer science foundations, including data structures & algorithms, data pipelines, and databases
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Proficiency in Python, ReactJS, and React Native a plus
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux systemsExperience developing RESTful APIs
  • Experience with Amazon AWS and containerization technologies
  • Expertise with version control systems, such as Git
  • Experienced with Wagtail Django content management system 
  • Basic understanding of Machine Learning models is a plus
  • Excellent English language and cross-functional communication skills 
  • BSc in Computer Science, Mathematics, or similar field; Master’s or PhD degree is a plus
  • Self-starter and comfort working in an early-stage environment

What We Have to Offer:

  • Undefined term, full time contract with all law benefits.
  • Food & Commuter benefits
  • A week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Medical Insurance coverage through SURA for you and family members.
  • Monthly education budget
  • Collegial atmosphere
  • Direct and transparent communication style
  • Innovative environment
  • Work with global AI Leaders
  • Be part of a great cause to improve lives everywhere through artificial intelligence
At AI Fund, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. AI Fund believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Selection for employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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