Research Scientist



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024


Factory is seeking a Research Scientist to join our team, focusing on the advancement and integration of cutting-edge AI technologies into our autonomous Droids.

What you will do and achieve:

  • Engage in ground-breaking research to advance the capabilities of our Droids, ranging from foundational improvements to the development of entirely new AI-native features for our platform.
  • Lead zero-to-one product development efforts, rapidly moving from prototyping to evaluating and integrating novel features that enhance the functionality and effectiveness of Droids in real-world software engineering tasks
  • Innovate in agentic design patterns, developing and improving techniques for advanced machine reasoning, tool-use, reward-design, environmental feedback, and interpretability
  • Design novel evaluation protocols for agentic AI systems that simulate real world scenarios
  • Fine-tune LLMs and domain-specific embedding models for tasks within the software development lifecycle


  • 1+ years of experience (post-PhD) or 3+ years of experience (post-BS/MS) in a machine learning research or engineering role, with a strong portfolio of research that demonstrates your expertise and contributions to the field.
  • Proven ability to translate complex, open-ended research questions into actionable research plans and execute them with a high level of autonomy and initiative.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of articulating both the technical intricacies of your work and its broader strategic implications.
  • A track record of maintaining high personal velocity in research activities, consistently delivering results that push the boundaries of what's currently possible.
  • Previous experience in software engineering or related domains is advantageous but not essential.