CB Insights is hiring a

Senior AI Engineer


Develop a state-of-the-art product. Make sense of the future. Use data to drive business.

At CB Insights we build products that help clients make sense of the future and drive their businesses forward using data. Our system retrieves large amounts of data in real time on the private market, and then extracts knowledge and insights from that data. We present those analytics through a dynamic user interface which enables our clients to make strategic business decisions around corporate strategy, innovation, investments, etc... We’re hiring for an AI engineer to help accelerate our product roadmap, leveraging the latest scalable intelligence tech to rapidly deliver high-value insights to our clients.

The Role You’ll Play

Here at CB Insights, our AI engineers build robust AI-powered services and features that turn all kinds of data into high-value, actionable insights. This Senior AI Engineer role is on our primary AI product engineering team that focuses on integrating AI functionality across our platform, with a heavy emphasis on user-facing features. Data science and machine learning expertise are NOT required for the role.

About the team:

This is a high performing, foot on the gas team filled with senior and lead engineers that use the latest, most capable AI tech to continually push the envelope. We work fast, we ship often, and we’re typically same-day adopters of new frontier models.

We strongly value innovation, speed, work flexibility, independent problem solving, and the ability to rely on one another to get our respective work done. No egos, lots of respect, and trust.

Leveraging AI introduces many additional tradeoffs to balance, so in order to be successful you’ll need to have a strong intuitive sense of product value, time to goal, diminishing returns, and which tool is best for a given task.

Stack is primarily Go, Python, and Postgres.

Your Main Tasks:

  • Develop AI-powered features and improve AI workflows and performance on a small Agile team.
  • Mentor other engineers in AI best practices, particularly in prompt engineering and LLM integration.
  • Consistently and frequently deliver solutions that leverage AI effectively, are well-engineered, maintainable and tested within the agreed-upon time frame.
  • Participate in code reviews and sprint planning, help identify opportunities for AI integration, work through challenges and share knowledge with colleagues.
  • Collaborate with the product team to understand business requirements and translate them into AI-powered solutions.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • 3+ years professional experience in backend engineering in Go, Python, or similar
  • Strong experience with prompt engineering and integrating LLMs into production systems
  • Deep understanding of the capabilities and limitations of various AI models and approaches
  • Experience with AI frameworks and tools, particularly those supporting advanced workflows and agent orchestration
  • Familiarity with containerization, cloud deployment, and multi-service architectures
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to optimize AI performance, cost, and quality
  • BS in Computer Science or similar work experience

You’ll be successful here if:

  • You’re passionate about using AI as a powerful lever to drive value for users
  • You can take a complex problem or goal, break it down, and devise and implement your own strategies for solving it
  • Working alongside other high-performing engineers motivates you
  • You have previous experience in a fast-paced startup environment
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please note this is a US-based role.

In addition to base salary, this role is also eligible for a bonus opportunity.

A little bit about our pay practices: Typically, we will hire at our Hiring Target, but actual starting pay may be based on several factors, including, but not limited to, market rate, the qualified pool of candidates, internal compensation, candidate experience, and budgetary constraints.

$135,000$171,000 USD

What we're all about 

We're on a mission to advance the technology economy -- one driven by innovation, markets, and entrepreneurship. We believe a thriving technology economy powers a thriving society. By synthesizing, analyzing and visualizing millions of data points, we deliver a 360° view of the technology economy – powering the insights that buyers, sellers, investors, and advisors need. 

As a CBIer, you can expect to leverage generative AI to drive creativity, efficiency, and  strategic decision-making. Our culture is infused with the spirit of exploration and experimentation – and AI is a catalyst for new ideas and breakthrough solutions.

Our core values: 

  • Build Dope Isht 
  • Seek the Truth 
  • Create Simplicity 
  • Dive Deep 
  • Push Limits 
  • Own Outcomes

You’ll want to work here if

  • You are excited about how AI is transforming tech 
  • You are hungry for feedback and the chance to grow 
  • Your instinct is to work smarter not harder 
  • You love developing as a SME with a POV
  • You are motivated by challenges and big ideas 
  • You believe in radical personal accountability 

You don’t want to work here if: 

  • You are a tech pessimist 
  • Radical Candor is not your style 
  • You like to build big processes 
  • You stay @ the 30,000 foot view instead of digging into the details 
  • You prefer to operate in your comfort zone 
  • You expect to be judged by outputs instead of outcomes 

What we offer: 

  • Award-winning culture: recognized by Inc., Glassdoor, and Built-in for leadership, career opportunity, and engagement 
  • Industry Insight: over 500k+ people follow our tech newsletter: sign up here
  • Holistic compensation: cash, rich healthcare insurance benefits including PPO, HSA, and FSA options, Gympass, multiple  mental health resources, pet insurance, 401k match, annual education stipend, and generous paid time off.  

About our pay practices

We believe in recognizing and rewarding excellence. Our commitment to fairness means that compensation decisions consider factors like qualification, location, internal equity, and market data.

Our compensation philosophy goes beyond base salary. To align with your dedication and success, we offer total compensation as innovative as the work we do - this includes variable cash potential, 401k matching, flexible healthcare options plus mental health and gym resources, professional development and education stipends, great PTO, and more.

Equal Opportunity Employer: At CB Insights we know that innovation comes from collaboration, belonging, and diverse perspectives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer - all applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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