Hotpot Jobs


Our vision is to help the world create with AI.

Building Hotpot demands a daunting number of tasks. Instead of mastering every detail, we want to partner with experts so we can focus on what matters to Hotpot users: product. Every minute spent duplicating someone else's skills is a minute not spent on developing features and enhancing the Hotpot experience.

Research Culture

Culture is everything.

One key difference between applied labs and academic labs is that one values users and another values novelty.

We focus on the former.

Simple ideas may not win Turing awards or Nobel prizes, but they may win 1b users.

General Culture

People like technology providers like doctors: unbiased and non-partisan. At Hotpot, we are technologists, not activists. Our customers come to Hotpot for specific services, not to hear political beliefs or societal grievances.

The world faces countless challenges, from climate change to pervasive poverty to rampant disease.

It would be incredible if we could solve them all, but we are not talented enough. Moreover, lack of focus is the cardinal sin with startups.

The only way to maximize our odds of success is with maniacal commitment to a narrow slice of problems and with the sobering humility that endeavoring to please all only pleases none.

If we're extraordinarily focused and fortunate, we will make users happy and earn their trust and business.

Accordingly, we are politically neutral and dedicated to solving issues at the technology layer, not the human layer. The printing press, the smartphone, and other general technologies both harm and help society. Imagine if governments limited smartphones as a misguided form of protection.

History and logic unequivocally prove that technology is the most powerful force for elevating living standards and advancing society. Our mission is to play a tiny role in continuing this trend.


Machine Learning

  • ML vision engineers and researchers: image generation, image personalization, semantic object detection, image matting, super-resolution, colorization, restoration, and more
  • NLP/LLM engineers and researchers: hallucination benchmark & framework, named-entity recognition (NER) & information retrieval (IR), small language models (SLMs), reasoning systems, chemistry foundational model
  • GPT-X, Stable Diffusion, and Imagen prompt writers
  • Data engineers: no ML experience required, just passion for data and programming

Frontend Developers (HTML/CSS/JS)

  • Web developers
  • HTML5 canvas consultants


  • Rails engineers
  • Firebase engineers
  • AWS/GCP engineers

Mobile Developers

  • iOS engineers


  • AI prompt designers: teach AI how to draw oil paintings, charcoal sketches, fantasy art, app icons, and more
  • UI designers
  • Graphic designers


  • AI prompt writers: teach AI how to write marketing copy, song lyrics, book passages, articles, LinkedIn bios, and more

How To Apply

Email info at if you're excited about our mission and empowering 1 billion people with AI. Explain which Hotpot products interest you most, and include the position-specific information below.

ML researchers: share the 5 most recent papers you read and one common assumption you think may be wrong (e.g., diffusion models should use Gaussian noise). No assumptions to challenge? No worries. This is the reason to join us -- to discover new truths and expose flawed assumptions. Hotpot provides a unique opportunity to both pursue SOTA research and directly benefit people. Impactful ideas won't sit up locked up on arXiv. Instead, they will flow into our AI products and benefit users around the world.

Developers: share resume and profiles from GitHub, Stack Overflow, and Hacker News.

Designers: share portfolio and resume. We're undergoing a massive facelift. Now's the time to join and leave your design mark on Hotpot. Please send proposals on how to make Hotpot look amazing.

Writers: share one popular article you thought was beautifully written but logically flawed.

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