Frontend Engineer (AI Tooling) at Perplexity AI

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Perplexity AI
Frontend Engineer (AI Tooling)
San Francisco Bay Area



Perplexity is looking for an experienced Front End Engineer to join our team revolutionizing the way people search and interact with the internet. You will be responsible for building UI to enable Software 3.0: creating native AI products with data. You will work on the cutting edge of LLM data, training, and evaluation tooling.

Our frontend stack is NextJS, TypeScript, and Tailwind. The ideal candidate should have strong programming skills, an interest in search and large language models, and a passion for building tools that increase the speed of iteration and quality of LLMS.


  • Developing new user interfaces for Perplexity's evolving technologies, specifically for LLM and data tooling.

  • Maintaining and improving existing user interfaces for current products.

  • Creating reusable component libraries that drive our internal AI tooling’s front-end.Leading decisions on tool usage and coding best practices.


  • Strong experience with React and TypeScript.

  • Interest in building novel AI tools and experiences.

  • Proven skills in optimizing NextJS projects for peak performance.

  • Familiarity with porting codebases to the latest framework features, such as RSC and streaming.

  • Passion for writing reusable code.

  • Thrives in a small, agile team and is willing to take ownership.

  • Meticulous attention to detail.


Our cash compensation range for this role is $160,000 - $200,000.
Since publicly launching the world’s first fully functional conversational answer engine a year ago, we’ve grown to 10 million monthly active users and have served over half a billion queries in 2023.To support our rapid consumer adoption and expansion plans, we’ve raised $73.6 million in Series B funding from trusted VC firms and prominent tech visionaries. IVP led the round with continued support from our Seed and Series A investors NEA, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, and Databricks, as well as new investors NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos (through Bezos Expeditions Fund), Tobi Lutke, Bessemer Venture Partners, Naval Ravikant, Balaji Srinivasan, Guillermo Rauch, Austen Allred, Factorial Funds, and Kindred Ventures, among others. Building upon our Series A earlier this year, we’ve now raised $100 million to date.
Final offer amounts are determined by multiple factors, including, experience and expertise, and may vary from the amounts listed above.
Equity: In addition to the base salary, equity is part of the total compensation package.
Benefits: Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents. Includes a 401(k) plan.

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