Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Fullstack Engineer



Software Engineering
Toronto, ON, Canada · Remote
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Who are we?

GPTZero is the world's leading platform for verifying the origin, quality, and factuality of the world's information. In less than a year, GPTZero has been used by over 5M people around the world and is depended on by thousands of consumer and enterprise customers. We’ve been covered on the front page of the NYT, BBC, WSJ, WaPo, Fox, NPR, and CNN; and serve >2M unique users per month.

In March 2023, we raised a $3.5M seed round co-led by Uncork Capital and Neo with angel investments by the Altman Fund, the CEOs of Stability.ai and LatticeHQ, as well as the former CEOs of NYT, BBC, and Reuters. We’re solving novel, challenging problems in NLP and ML, and deploying cutting-edge solutions to detect the origin and veracity of the information on the web.

We’ve built a team from Meta, Uber, Microsoft, Affirm, Bloomberg, and Robinhood, as well as AI research labs from Princeton, Vector, MILA, and Caltech. To continue our rapid growth, we're looking for people who are passionate about this mission to join us!

What we're looking for

As a founding senior engineer, you’ll build and ship responsible AI-powered products to over 2M users. You'll help expand our AI-detection and verification platform and create new products. You'll build new features, UIs, and APIs, and partner closely with our ML and design teams to create delightful user experiences.


  • Ship intuitive, AI-powered web applications from scratch in React, Node, and Tailwind

  • Build on secure and well-tested API, authentication, and payment flows on our Node.js and SQL backend on AWS

  • Improve our product-led conversion funnel using analytics, user discovery, and latest methods

  • Collaborate on defining the product roadmap with our ML, design, and business teams

  • Establish a deep understanding of our users by meeting with clients and power users from academia, marketing, publishing, and data labeling

  • Design robust software with comprehensive test suites and monitoring


  • Comfortable building end-to-end experiences from backend to CSS

  • +3 years of experience with modern web frameworks (Express, Next.js, Typescript, and React)

  • +3 years of experience with databases (SQL, NoSQL, and text search)

  • Highly motivated to make positive societal impact

  • Wear multiple hats and be a leader as our team grows

  • Visa for work in Canada or US

  • Bonus:

    • strong open-source portfolio

    • experience working in an early-stage startup environment

    • experience building Chrome extensions that are deeply embedded in the DOM

Who you'll be joining

Our Team

You will be working directly with

  • Alex (our CTO) R&D at Uber self-driving division and Facebook, 3 patents in ML, 2021 and 2019 Best ML Hack at Stanford

  • Edmond (our fullstack lead) Obama Foundation Scholar at Columbia University and Editor-in-chief of The Andela Way

  • Olivia (our head of design) on translating your research into outputs for millions of users.

  • Edward (our CEO, ex-Bellingcat, Microsoft, BBC investigative journalism) to craft the messages we send to our community, and shape the GPTZero brand.

Additionally, you will be working with an experienced (eg. ex-Google, Meta, Microsoft, Bloomberg ML, Uber, Vector, MILA), diverse (eg. an engineering team with both Y-combinator and Obama scholarship recipients, a designer with art featured in the Met), and driven (eg. an operator who has scaled a company to 100M+ revenue and is committed to doing it again) group of individuals, described by one investor as one of the strongest founding teams seen in their career.

Together, we are committed to making a permanent impact on the future of writing, and on humanity.

Our Angels and Advisors

  • Tom Glocer (Legendary Reuters CEO)

  • Mark Thompson (Legendary NYT CEO and current CNN chief executive)

  • Jack Altman (CEO of Lattice, brother of Sam Altman)

  • Karthik Narasimhan (Princeton NLP Professor, co-author of OpenAI’s original GPT paper)

  • Emad Mostaque (CEO of Stability AI)

  • Doug Herrington (CEO of Worldwide Amazon Stores)

  • Brad Smith (President of Microsoft)

  • Tripp Jones (Partner at Uncork Capital)

  • Ali Partovi (co-founder of Code.org, early investor in Dropbox and Airbnb)

  • Russ Heddleston (CEO of Docsend)

  • Alex Mashrabov (Snapchat, Director of AI)

  • Faizan Mehdi (Affinity, Director of Demand Generation)

Our Perks

  • 🏥 Health, dental, and mental health benefits

  • 💻 Hybrid work in Toronto and NYC offices

  • 🚀 Competitive salary

  • 🍰 Equity (seed round was in March 2023, today, our metrics exceed many series A companies)

  • 🏝 Flexible PTO

  • 🎉 Regular company retreats

  • 💡Mentorship opportunities with our world-class advisors and investors

  • 🙌 Wellness and learning stipend