Principal GPU/Hardware Infrastructure Engineer | Ai Layer Labs | $144k-$228k | Remote (US)

Principal GPU/Hardware Infrastructure Engineer | Ai Layer Labs | $144k-$228k | Remote (US)

144,000 - 228,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 21, 2024
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Job Description

Company Overview:

Ai Layer Labs is at the center of the decentralized AI revolution, democratizing artificial intelligence through blockchain technology. With our innovative Proof of Inference Protocol (, we are building an open distributed network to enhance AI accessibility and foster innovation. As a pioneer in decentralized AI inference, we invite you to join us in our mission to reshape the AI landscape.

Ai Layer Labs is a seed stage startup with remote employees, with a subset of leadership based in the greater Seattle area.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled, US-based Senior GPU/Hardware Infrastructure Engineer with a robust understanding of LLMs and Generative AI. This full-time, remote role is ideal for a candidate who thrives in an innovative, fast-paced environment and is passionate about building solutions at the intersection of AI and blockchain. This individual contributor role reports to the Director of Technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop robust hardware systems and architectures to support high-performance AI/ML computations with 6079’s Proof of Inference protocol (
  • Optimize GPU performance and firmware to enhance the efficiency and scalability of decentralized AI inference tasks.
  • Lead the integration of AI computational processes with blockchain technology, ensuring secure and reliable infrastructure.
  • Manage the full lifecycle of hardware development, from conception through deployment and maintenance.
  • Collaborate with AI/ML engineers to tailor hardware solutions that meet the specific needs of decentralized applications.


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in hardware engineering, with a focus on GPU and firmware development.
  • Extensive knowledge of hardware architecture, embedded systems, and firmware programming.
  • Proficiency in hardware design tools and software, experience with system-on-a-chip (SoC) environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large-scale hardware projects, with a keen understanding of blockchain technology implications on hardware requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and strong organizational and leadership skills.

What We Offer:

  • Impact: Be part of a growing startup working on cutting-edge technology and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of AI, making it more accessible and equitable.
  • Culture: Be part of a dynamic, innovative, and inclusive team that values each member’s contribution. We are passionate about open-source projects and community engagement within AI.
  • Growth: Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • Equity: Competitive salary and equity package, reflecting the critical role you play in our success.
  • Well-being: Health benefits and PTO.
  • Flexibility: A fully remote work environment conscious of avoiding meeting overload.

Application Process:

Please submit your resume along with a cover letter and any relevant academic papers or project links. We look forward to exploring how your experience, expertise, and curiosity can contribute to the success of Ai Layer Labs.

Ai Layer Labs is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

We rely on the facts, not the faces to make our hiring and team decisions. We value diversity and creating a work environment where everyone can be their authentic selves. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.