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South Park Commons Fund

Lead software engineer (infrastructure)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, January 8, 2022


We're a growing team of builders backed by top-tier investors including IVP, Spark Capital, and Sarah Guo at Conviction. ML teams at enterprises and category-defining AI-native companies like Descript, Bland, and Patreon use Baseten to power their core production workloads with best in class performance, security, and reliability. While we've unlocked PMF and secured Series B funding, the ML infrastructure market is massive and we're just getting started. If you're excited to work on engaging and relevant problems while building something new from the ground up, come join us!

As a lead software engineer with an affinity towards infrastructure at Baseten, you will set the direction for—and help build—the upcoming versions of Baseten’s cloud infrastructure, which is the backbone of Baseten and what our users rely on when building machine learning-powered applications.


  • 3-10+ years experience with one or more general purpose programming languages, including but not limited to Python, Ruby, or Go.

  • Have managed Kubernetes clusters in production settings.

  • Understand — and have strong opinions on — security, observability, SLA, and scalability implications, but avoid premature optimization.

  • Bonus points: Experience supporting machine learning teams or building ML Ops platforms, or a strong interest in learning about machine learning.

We’d also love if you have experience and interest in growing and leading a team.


  • can own projects end-to-end; engineers and designers at Baseten also function as PMs, so we’d like everyone on the team to be able to empathize with their users, whether internal or external, understand/write project specs, and manage the end-to-end execution of features.

  • are comfortable with navigating ambiguity and enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

  • are motivated by customer problems and find joy in creating simple, elegant solutions that avoid unnecessary complexity.

  • exercise good judgment on tradeoffs and tools needed to solve the problem and don’t over index on trendy/fashionable tech unless it’s the right tool for the job.

  • demonstrate pride, ownership, and accountability for your work and expect the same from your teammates.


  • Infrastructure — AWS + Kubernetes + Istio + Knative + Prometheus stack

  • Backend — Python + Django + Postgres + Redis

  • Frontend — React + TypeScript + GraphQL


  • Competitive compensation package (Unlimited PTO, 401k, covered healthcare premiums, remote-first culture)

  • A unique opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing startup in one of the most exciting engineering fields of our era

  • An inclusive and supportive work culture that fosters learning and growth

  • Exposure to a variety of ML startups, offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities

Apply Now to embark on a rewarding journey in shaping the future of AI! If you are a motivated individual with a passion for machine learning and a desire to be part of a collaborative and forward-thinking team, we would love to hear from you.

At Baseten, we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.