AI Engineer + Writer (NYC or Bay Area) at Hume AI

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Hume AI
AI Engineer + Writer (NYC or Bay Area)
New York, New York, United States


Hume AI is seeking an individual with engineering and writing experience to advance our core mission: using the world's most advanced technology for emotion understanding to build empathy and goal alignment into AI. Join us in the heart of New York City, or wherever you are located, and contribute to our endeavor to ensure that AI is guided by human values, the most pivotal challenge (and opportunity) of the 21st century.

About Us

Hume AI is dedicated to building artificial intelligence that is directly optimized for human well-being. We have just raised a Series B funding round and launched a new flagship product, an empathic AI assistant that can be built into any application.

Where other AI companies see only words, our API can see (and hear) the other half of human communication: subtle tones of voice, word emphasis, facial expression, and more, along with the reactions of listeners. These behaviors reveal our preferences—whether we find things interesting or boring; satisfying or frustrating; funny, eloquent, or dubious. We call learning from these signals “reinforcement learning from human expression” (RLHE). AI models trained with RLHE can serve as better question answerers, copywriters, tutors, call center agents, and more, even in text-only interfaces.

Our goal is to enable a future in which technology draws on an understanding of human emotional expression to better serve human goals. As part of our mission, we also conduct groundbreaking scientific research, publish in leading scientific journals like Nature, and support a non-profit, The Hume Initiative, that has released the first concrete ethical guidelines for empathic AI ( You can learn more about us on our website ( and read about us in Axios and The Washington Post.

About the Role

We are looking for an engineer and writer to help copyedit developer materials (API documentation, tutorials) and write broad-reaching technical content (blog posts, white papers). In this role, you will create content that helps developers understand the role of emotional intelligence in AI, imagine the future of AI interfaces, and integrate our API into wide-ranging applications. You will work closely with our developer relations, product, engineering, and research teams on a diverse range of content.


The ideal candidate is a philosophically minded software developer with excellent writing and storytelling skills. They have worked with (but not necessarily written) API documentation, especially for AI tools, have informed opinions about the future of AI, and have a strong interest in science.



Annual Salary
$100,000—$200,000 USD

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