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Principal Engineer -- AI/ML Infrastructure Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Data Science
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2024

Who We Are

Vultr is on a mission to make high-performance cloud computing easy to use, affordable, and locally accessible for businesses and developers around the world. With 32 cloud data center locations around the world, Vultr has served over 1.5 million customers across 185 countries with flexible, scalable, global Cloud Compute, Cloud GPU, Bare Metal, and Cloud Storage solutions. Founded by David Aninowsky and completely bootstrapped, Vultr has become the world’s largest privately-held cloud computing company without ever raising equity financing.

Why Vultr

Simply put, Vultr is committed to providing businesses worldwide with the best price-to-performance of any cloud computing platform. Our global reach of data centers and strategic new partnerships provide the foundation to maximize the impact of our existing services, new product improvements, and releases, which in turn, is a catalyst for your own success. Vultr is taking flight, and this is your opportunity to leave your mark on the future of Cloud Infrastructure!

Vultr Cares

  • A 100% remote work environment + a company-wide virtual get together
  • 401(k) plan that matches 100% up to 4% with immediate vesting
  • Professional Development Reimbursement of $2,500 each year
  • 11 Holidays + Paid Time Off Accrual + Rollover Plan + take off your birthday!
  • Commitment matters to Vultr! Increased PTO at 3 year anniversary + 1 month sabbatical at 5 year anniversary + Anniversary Bonus each year
  • $500 first year remote office setup + $400 each year following for new equipment
  • Monthly internet reimbursement up to $75
  • $50 per month for a gym membership

Join Vultr

The Engineering team is a central pillar of our growth strategy, and we are looking for a Principal Engineer, GPU Infrastructure to help build and support our GPU-based product offerings. You and your team will have ownership over the setup and provisioning of our GPU-based systems and help drive engineering and operational excellence around our GPU infrastructure. Our team’s mission is to provide a fast, performant, and stable infrastructure for all of our customers.

What to expect:

  • Developing and maintaining GPU infrastructure in bare metal and containerized environments
  • Work directly with our networking team to build scalable and supportable GPU clusters
  • Ensure excellent customer experience by ensuring consistent and reliable provisioning of GPU infrastructure
  • Build and maintain test automation of GPU-based products to ensure fast and reliable provisioning
  • Implement and maintain GPU-based solutions to meet the needs of diverse applications and computational workloads
  • Conduct in-depth benchmarking, performance testing, and troubleshooting of GPU systems to identify and resolve any hardware or software limitations
  • Working with vendors to get all supported drivers and packages
  • Working with vendors on any bugs, performance-related issues, hardware problems, and reference architectures
  • Address any hardware, software, or performance issues promptly, coordinating with vendors, technical support, and internal teams as required

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Hands-on experience working with current, high-performance GPUs, primarily NVIDIA products (e.g. NVLink, Infiniband, GRID drivers, vGPU and NVAIE)
  • In-depth, hands-on experience working with and automating bare metal internals including BIOS, BMC, firmware, NICs, Redfish/IPMI, PCIe
  • Experience with Linux, package management and device drivers
  • Experience with commercial firmware
  • Experience with Python, Bash, and PHP
  • Experience with Machine Learning software


$140,000 - $170,000

This salary can vary based on location, years of experience, background and skill set.

Vultr is committed to an inclusive workforce where diversity is celebrated and supported. All employment decisions at Vultr are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications.

Vultr regards the lawful and correct use of personal information as important to the accomplishment of our objectives, to the success of our operations and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves. As such the use of various key privacy controls enables Vultr’s treatment of personal information to meet current regulatory guidelines and laws.

Workforce members have the right under US state law where and when applicable and certain other privacy and data protection laws, as applicable, to: fair and equal treatment, knowing what personal data we gather and retain, for what purpose, and the ability to access and/or delete such data. You also have the right to opt out of communications from Vultr and approved third- parties at any time.