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Senior Software Engineer- Reliability

Luma AI

Luma AI

Software Engineering
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
Luma’s mission is to build multimodal AI to expand human imagination and capabilities.
We believe that multimodality is critical for intelligence. To go beyond language models and build more aware, capable and useful systems, the next step function change will come from vision. So, we are working on training and scaling up multimodal foundation models for systems that can see and understand, show and explain, and eventually interact with our world to effect change.
The SRE role at Luma AI sits in the infrastructure team, and is responsible for defining, measuring and improving the reliability of Luma’s GPU clusters. The SRE team works closely with the research teams to improve the functioning of the existing research platform and build the future platform. This is the team that helps make the infrastructure enabling progress at the leading AI lab.

Startup Mindset

  • Value velocity and execution.
  • Communicate clearly.
  • Focus on building what will matter to users and the product.
  • Be resourceful at finding creative ways to overcome challenges.


  • Proven work experience 5+ yrs as an reliability engineer, production engineer, infrastructure software engineer or a similar role in a fast-paced, rapidly scaling company.
  • Strong proficiency in GPU cloud infrastructure, including the underlying concepts of scheduling, scaling, cloud storage, networking and security.
  • Proficiency in programming/scripting languages.
  • Experience with containerization technologies and container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of IaC tools such as Terraform or CloudFormation or equivalent.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Experience with observability tools; examples include DataDog, Prometheus, Grafana, Splunk and ELK stack or similar.
  • Knowledge of security best practices in cloud environments.
  • Good to have experience as an SRE within the AI/ML space is strongly preferred.
  • Please note this role is not meant for recent grads.


  • Equity grant to reflect the incredible value you will bring to Luma, with annual refreshes.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.
  • Full health, dental, and vision coverage.
  • Latest and greatest gear.
  • Stipends towards wellness, house cleaner, and phone/internet.
  • Unlimited paid time off with 12 days minimum.
  • Unlimited sick days.

Why Join Luma AI

  • You will get to work with the world best AI researchers, shipping their research to millions of users around the world
  • You will be equipped with all the tools, technologies, resources and AI tools you need to get the job done
  • We build. We ship. Your work will matter to people.
  • We are building a very widely usable product, and you’ll get to work on equally wide variety of challenging problems.
  • We have fantastic traction from early customers, whom you’ll get to work directly with.
  • We have backing of some of the best VCs in Silicon Valley, and Angels from across the industry.
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