Infrastructure Software Engineer

Remote Mountain View, CA
USD 90k - 500k
Machine Learning Haskell Python GCP Docker

At Groq, we radically simplify compute to accelerate workloads in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high-performance computing.

Why join Groq? You want to be a part of something groundbreaking, where every day you can see the impact of your work on Groq’s technology and customer solutions.  As a Groqstar, you will join a talent-rich group of problem solvers and doers; in a culture that focuses on team, growth, innovation, and creativity. Simply put, at Groq, we defy gravity. 

We are changing as the world changes and have evolved to a remote first company. Some roles may require being located near our primary sites, which will be indicated in the job description. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package, numerous quality-of-life perks such as a home office stipend, flexible learning allowance, optional professional coaching and a schedule of fun team activities. 

Are you ready to join our crew and help us reimagine machine learning and AI at scale? 

If so, we look forward to connecting with you!

Infrastructure Software Engineer

About this role:

Groq's Infrastructure team maintains a wide array of services and tools cutting across all of Groq Engineering (software, hardware/silicon, systems, 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 (for example, EDA tools)
  • 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:
    • 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++, Verilog, Tcl
    • Continuous integration: GitLab
    • Metrics and visualization: Grafana
    • Configuration management: Salt
    • Cloud services: Google Cloud Platform
    • Container-based systems: Docker

Attributes of a Groqstar:

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

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. Come join us! #LI-Remote


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.


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.

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