Principal AI Engineer - Venture Studio

Venture Studio Team /
About Moonsong Labs
Moonsong Labs is a cutting-edge Web3 and AI incubator and services company focused on driving projects and ideas in the next wave of developer and end user adoption. We're assembling a dream team of brilliant minds who are as excited as we are about building the future of the internet. Together, we'll disrupt traditional industries, empower individuals, and create a more equitable and transparent digital landscape. Examples of Moonsong Labs projects include  Moonbeam (EVM compatible L1 optimized for cross chain use cases),  Tanssi (AppChain Infrastructure), and (Decentralised compute platform optimised for Machine learning use cases). 

The Venture Studio team

We believe we are at a significant inflection point in technology where AI and web3 are both set to disrupt the way we work and interact with one another and we want to position ourselves right at the intersection of these two technologies.

Our Venture Studio team is focused on investigating, researching, designing, and building new solutions to help drive web3 user adoption and improve web3 scalabilty, usability, and user experiences with the ultimate aim of launching each product as a stand alone company to add to our growing network of Moonsong Labs portfoilio companies.

Your Role:
Your work in the Venture studio team will include research, prototype development and presentations of initial proposals for web3 and ML infrastructure projects among other things. You will be working alongside our VP of Products to research and validate new ideas for the venture studio with a focus on AI and web3 technology stacks. We are working with bleeding edge open source technologies such as zkStack, various open source AI models, Starknet etc.
The ideal candidate is an experienced backend developer that has low level programming experience in Rust, C, or C++, and ideally also has experience with AI and Machine Learning. This role would be a good fit for an engineer that enjoys being creative and is comfortable with creating prototypes and MVPs without necessarily driving the project through to production.

What you'll do:

    • Hands on in architecting and designing early prototypes for technical validation.
    • Turn prototypes into production grade architectures for internal development once projects move forward.
    • Assist in recruiting a technical founding team for projects graduating to exit the studio.
    • Demonstrate creativity in ideating and developing out-of-the-box solutions.
    • Exhibit a hands-on approach to prototyping, and brainstorming business ideas and technical architectures to deliver them.
    • Stay on top of the latest relevant (EVM ecosystem, Cryptography, AI) research and competitive efforts to identify synergistic ideas and approaches for Venture Studio projects.
    • Keep an oversight over MSL core engineering services and projects for synergistic and project opportunities.

What you'll bring:

    • Experience with blockchains, and software development.
    • Experience with Python, Rust, Solidity
    • Knowledge of web3 infrastructure protocols, architectures, and the current web3 landscape.
    • Hands on experience with LLM, tuning or using agentic workflow frameworks
    • Experience as an architect of a web3 protocol.
    • Ability to present to senior customer audiences, to explain complex technical concepts clearly.
    • Experience working with customers to understand requirements and turn them into designs and implementations. This includes digging for opportunities based on information provided.
    • Ability to create technical proposals and document designs.
    • Ability to research new protocols and tech stacks to quickly understand mechanisms and key design elements / tradeoffs.

Perks and Benefits:

    • 100% Remote
    • Flexible vacation policy
    • Health and Dental plans (for US based employees)
    • Direct line of access to Managing Partners and senior leadership; A flat organizational structure and the camaraderie of working alongside committed professionals focused on providing dedicated mentorship, respectful feedback, and career advancement
    • Continuous learning & development
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