Senior / Staff Backend Engineer

United States


Why Harvey

Harvey will be a category-defining company for the application layer built on top of foundation models like GPT-4.

  • Exceptional product market fit: multiple multi-million dollar deals with the largest professional service providers (e.g. PwC) and the largest law firms on Earth (e.g. Allen & Overy).

  • Massive demand: 15,000 law firms on our waitlist.

  • World-class team: ex-DeepMind, Google Brain, Meta AI, Tesla Autopilot. Former founding engineers at $1B+ startups like Superhuman and Glean.

  • Work directly with OpenAI to build the future of generative AI and redefine professional services.

  • Top of market cash and equity compensation.


We are building systems that can automate the most complex knowledge work in the world, e.g. billion dollar litigations and corporate transactions.

  • Dealing with the most sensitive data in the world: client data from the largest companies in the world.

  • Working past the edge of published AI research: tackling problems far beyond the complexity of existing AI benchmarks.

  • Unsolved product, architectural, and business problems: natural language interfaces, prohibitively expensive evaluation of models, massive marginal costs, versioning / training / segregating models per task / legal system / practice area / client and client’s clients.


You will help optimize our AI infrastructure and build the backend of our products.

We have a large surface area of backend needs, including building product APIs, building and optimizing our AI infrastructure, scraping and indexing niche legal datasets, and much more. Backend engineers would contribute across our research and product teams according to team needs and your interests.

If you’re a backend generalist and top-1% at what you do, there’s a lot you can work on here.


  • Work directly with our founders, legal / research teams and OpenAI.

  • Build and optimize our custom AI infrastructure.

  • Work on some of the hardest backend and infrastructure problems in the world.

  • Work with early access to OpenAI models.

  • Help scale and optimize our products and AI systems.


Evidence of exceptional backend engineering ability.

  • Demonstrated experience shipping very difficult backend solutions, ideally at scale.

  • Backend generalists preferred over siloed specialists.

  • Experience with generative AI or legal is not required.


  • 5+ years’ experience building backend systems.

  • Corresponding Google level is L5-L6 Senior or Staff.


  • Experience at elite AI research labs (OpenAI, Google Brain, DeepMind).

  • Experience on world-class AI products (Search, Recommendation, Ads), complex B2B backend-intensive products (Payments), or difficult backend engineering at scale.

  • Early engineer at a hyper-growth startup.

Let’s build the future together.