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Principal AI Engineer - Picco (AI Automation)

Pioneer Square Labs

Pioneer Square Labs

Software Engineering, Data Science
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2024

Location: Seattle, WA


Picco, the software agent, is powering AI operations for all knowledge work, starting with Go-to-Market (GTM) operations. Picco builds software skills to execute repetitive tasks that take up 50% of knowledge workers' time. We are solving both the redundant task and workflow challenges as well as the copy-paste challenges between the many SaaS tools it takes to run an organization. Picco automates tasks from your own words, not built by drag and drop workflows. We're seeking a Principal AI engineer to improve the core skill and task generation process.

For more on the underlying technology, check out Edgar, a Voyager Inspired Software Agent, and Incremental AGI.


  • Build core code for generating skill code and tasks.
  • Identify and conduct high-value experiments for improving software and team efficiency.
  • Write key prompts and prompt chains.
  • Design architecture improvements for RAG pipeline, code generation, and task execution.
  • Serve as a thought leader and strategy driver for the company in tandem with the CTO.
  • Work closely with customer integration engineer to plan and implement new skills for customers (with increasing efficiency).
  • Evaluate new LLM models and techniques (fine tuning, etc.) for improving system performance


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant software engineering experience
  • 1+ years LLM prompting and prompt-chain writing experience
  • Exposure to machine learning
  • Experience working in a startup environment

About Pioneer Square Labs

Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) is a premier startup studio and early-stage venture capital fund focused on fostering the next generation of technology companies. PSL Studio collaborates with exceptional entrepreneurs to develop ideas from scratch, validate them, and build venture-scale companies. The AI Engineer will work directly with the PSL engineering team during the onboarding and ramp up period.

Over the past eight years, PSL has successfully spun out over 35 businesses. We are continuously seeking extraordinary individuals to build with us.