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Backyard AI is a platform to create, share, and engage with virtual AI characters.

We believe that a new medium of entertainment is emerging, enabled by open-ended interactions with AI that feel real. We are a small fast-moving team building the most expressive toolkit for creators to bring these experiences to life, and push the boundaries of what is possible with current technologies.


Spencer Kim


Prev: MIT, Software Engineer at Ideaflow, Founder of Qume

Ben Williams


Prev: Software Engineer at Ideaflow, Shone (YC W18), Masterclass, Founder of AuxParty

Douglas Kogut

Founding Senior Engineer

Prev: MIT, Researcher at MIT CSAIL, Software Engineer at Vertica, Qume, Elemeno

Gilbert Gong

Founding Senior Dev-Ops Engineer

Prev: Infrastructure Engineer at Facebook, Box, & Salesforce


Lead Community Moderator


Model Specialist & Community Moderator


Community Moderator

Open Roles

Senior Fullstack Engineer

San Francisco or Remote (Pacific Timezone)

We're looking for an senior/staff level full-stack engineer to work with us. Our user base is growing fast, and there is lots to build!

You'll do well if you're comfortable driving features from ideation to production. We don't micromanage – you will have real technical & product ownership from day one.

What we're looking for:

  • Deep expertise writing production-grade software. Our stack is Typescript, React, Electron, Next.js, tRPC, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and Llama.cpp.
  • A self-starter who gets things done.
  • Someone who puts user feedback first and cares deeply about the user experience.
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn new topics/technologies quickly.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and significant equity.
  • Top of the line health, vision, and dental coverage.
  • Office and equipment upgrades.
  • Flexible time-off.
  • Daily lunch at the office.

Interested? Send us an email at [email protected] with your resume, GitHub, and any other info that you'd like to share. We look forward to hearing from you.

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