Senior Machine Learning Engineer, AI Security

San Francisco Bay Area
Engineering /
Full-time /
Robust Intelligence's mission is to eliminate AI Risk. As the world increasingly adopts AI into automated decision processes, we inherit great risk. 

Our flagship product is built to be integrated with existing AI systems to enumerate and eliminate risks caused by unintentional and intentional (adversarial) failure modes. With Generative AI becoming increasingly popular, new vulnerabilities and attacks present a significant threat to AI companies and their consumers. Our Generative AI Firewall provides a safety net against these failure modes.

At Robust Intelligence, we have built a multidisciplinary team of ML Engineers, AI security experts, and software engineers to advance the state of AI security. Together, we're building the future of secure, trustworthy AI.

About The Role

As an ML Engineer with AI Security focus you will need to understand advances in AI technology and the security risks that follow such advancement. You will build ML models and algorithmic approaches to detect and protect against such security risks. As a senior MLE you will develop deep domain knowledge in AI and security to research, innovate, lead and influence our product direction. You are at home working with a cross-functional team of researchers, engineers, and security experts to design, develop and deploy innovative AI solutions. 

As an Senior MLE you will:

    • Track and identify AI security risks, experiment with latest ML techniques to build SoTA protections
    • Be hands-on and build e2e ML workflows, experimentation pipelines, evaluation strategies. Deploy and productizing protection mechanisms.
    • Engage with the AI security community to create standardized taxonomies, datasets and tools
    • Engage with latest GenAI research and applications and be a leader in exposing security risks, for e.g. How the Agentic Application of GenAI leads to expanded threat vector surface area?
    • Along the way, publish research, white-papers and blogs to share novel techniques for application of AI towards AI security
    • Participate in red-teaming assessments to help uncover threats, to gather context and collect data used to solidify our products.
    • You'll have the opportunity to contribute to our overall machine learning culture as an Senior member of the team.

What we look for:

    • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the field
    • A MS or Ph.D. in Computer Science/Engineering (an added bonus will be a focus on AI/Security.)
    • Deep domain knowledge about AI technologies and/or information security.
    • A strong background in AI, machine learning, and deep learning.
    • Strong programming skills in generic programming languages such as Python or Golang.
    • Experience in applying AI technology to security domain is highly preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Technologies we use:

    • Python and specifically numpy, pandas
    • ML frameworks like pytorch, tensorflow, fastai, xgboost, catboost, lightgbm, sklearn etc
    • GRPC for integrating with our platform
    • Bonus: Golang
$185,000 - $220,000 a year

Robust intelligence (RI) is a people-first company. We offer an array of perks and benefits that ensures our employees’ health and well-being. With RI’s in-office company culture, we offer our employees free daily lunches and dinners (if you are working late), free snacks and beverages, commuter benefits, and an office gym.

Our leaders recognize that all of our employees are humans first. Employees at the company are parents, pet owners, siblings, and a long list more. Hence, RI ensures that employees have the benefits and resources needed to spend time with their families and live a fulfilling life outside of work. Benefits include a flexible time off policy, paid parental/family leave, child care allowance, 401(k) retirement plan, and market-leading health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents. We also have an education reimbursement program for individual learning.

What we offer:
We offer the opportunity to make a significant contribution to shaping the future of AI. This opportunity is a collaborative effort between impossibly talented individuals who share a passion for this mission. Our biggest asset is inclusion as we believe that building a diverse community is the key to succeeding on our mission. In addition to the goal and environment we offer:

- Competitive salary, and company ownership through equity
- Market-leading health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
- Flexible Time Off Policy and Paid Parental/Family Leave
- Education reimbursement program for Individual Learning
- 401(k) Retirement plan
- Commuter benefits
- Immigration sponsorship - H1B and Green Card
- Company lunches, dinners, and kitchens stocked with snacks and drinks
- On-site gym and wellness program