Infrastructure Software Engineer

Remote Mountain View, CA
USD 90k - 500k
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At Groq. We believe in an AI economy powered by human agency. We envision a world where AI is accessible to all, a world that demands processing power that is better, faster, and more affordable than is available today. AI applications are currently constrained by the limitations of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), a technology originally developed for the gaming market and soon to become the weakest link in the AI economy.

Enter Groq's LPU™ Inference Engine. Specifically engineered for the demands of large language models (LLMs), the Language Processing Unit outpaces the GPU in speed, power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. The quickest way to understand the opportunity is to watch the following talk –

Why join Groq? AI will change humanity forever, and we believe preservation of human agency and self determination is only possible if AI is made affordably and universally accessible. Groq’s LPUs will power AI from an early stage, and you will get to leave your fingerprint on civilization.

Infrastructure Software Engineer

About this role:

Groq's Software Infrastructure team maintains a wide array of services and tools cutting across all of Groq Software Engineering (assembler, compiler, systems/runtime, user libraries, and machine learning applications).  Our goal is to accelerate teams with reliable software that is pleasant to use.  We use a myriad of tools and techniques, leaning towards functional programming (FP) languages and paradigms where appropriate.  Constraints and invariants are important tools for us.

Responsibilities & opportunities in this role:

  • Maintain and improve Groq’s custom Nix-based build infrastructure
  • Develop and maintain management systems for long-lived jobs
  • Integrate various services, jobs, and builds with industry-standard tools as appropriate
  • Detect and resolve problems proactively with dashboards, metrics, and alerts
  • Improve CI and test infrastructure, from unit tests to hardware testing
  • Maintain and improve the company's cloud infrastructure
  • Improve developer experience with tools such as static analyzers, linters, documentation editing/generation tools

Qualifications for this role:

At minimum:

  • Strong programming skills covering multiple languages and paradigms, from statically type-checked functional programming to dynamic imperative "scripting"
  • Relevant experience supporting company infrastructure with quality software:
    • Polyglot build systems (we use Nix heavily)
    • Resource management
    • Configuration management (cloud and collocated)
    • Job control
    • Version management
    • Performance tuning
    • Logs, analytics, and visualization

Highly valued, not required:

  • Address infrastructure with correct, maintainable, and timely software
  • Assess and manage risk when employing progressive approaches
  • Have strong situational awareness of business needs
  • Communicate effectively for both active collaboration and solo work
  • Architect, plan, and document strategically to successfully drive longer-term initiatives
  • Build up the expertise of your peers as you continue building your own
  • Have empathy for everyone involved with your work, both internal and external to Groq
  • Below are some of the open source tools we currently build solutions upon.  We’re open to adapt, and we don’t expect you to know everything we use.
    • General purpose build systems: Nix, Make, CMake
    • Programming languages: Nix, Haskell, Python, C/C++
    • Software packaging and distribution: Deb, RPM, Docker
    • Continuous integration: GitLab
    • Metrics and visualization: Grafana
    • Configuration management: Salt
    • Cloud services: Google Cloud Platform
    • Container-based systems: Docker

Attributes of a Groqster:

  • Humility - Egos are checked at the door
  • Collaborative & Team Savvy - We make up the smartest person in the room, together
  • Growth & Giver Mindset - Learn it all versus know it all, we share knowledge generously
  • Curious & Innovative - Take a creative approach to projects, problems, and design
  • Passion, Grit, & Boldness - no limit thinking, fueling informed risk taking

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Compensation: The national pay range for our technical roles are $100,000-$500,000. The national pay range for our non-technical roles are $90,000-$470,000. Individual compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience aligned with Groq’s internal leveling guidelines and benchmarks.

Location: Groq is a geo-agnostic company, meaning you work where you are. Exceptional candidates will thrive in asynchronous partnerships and remote collaboration methods. Some roles may require being located near our primary sites, as indicated in the job description.  

At Groq: Our goal is to hire and promote an exceptional workforce as diverse as the global populations we serve. Groq is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of our organization. We value and celebrate diversity in thought, beliefs, talent, expression, and backgrounds. We know that our individual differences make us better.


Groq is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.  We also take affirmative action to offer employment opportunities to minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Groq is committed to working with qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants who would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or who need special assistance or a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact us at:  This contact information is for accommodation requests only.  Evaluation of requests for reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. #LI-Remote

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