Software Engineer, Trust & Safety

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About Anthropic

Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that’s working to build reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our customers and for society as a whole. Our interdisciplinary team has experience across ML, physics, policy, business and product.


  • Develop monitoring systems to detect unwanted behaviors from our API partners and potentially take automated enforcement actions; surface these in internal dashboards to analysts for manual review
  • Build abuse detection mechanisms
  • Surface abuse patterns to our research teams to harden models at the training stage
  • Build multi-layered defenses for real-time improvement of safety mechanisms
  • Analyze user reports of inappropriate content or accounts and build machine learning models to detect similar instances proactively

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or comparable experience
  • 2-3 years of experience in a data analyst, data scientist, or software engineering position, preferably with a focus on security, spam, fraud, or abuse detection.
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, and data analysis/data mining tools.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

Strong candidates may also:

  • Have experience building trust and safety mechanisms for AI/ML systems, such as fraud detection models or security monitoring tools
  • Have experience with machine learning frameworks like Scikit-Learn, Tensorflow, or Pytorch
  • Have experience with prompt engineering, jailbreak attacks, and other adversarial inputs
  • Have worked closely with operational teams to build custom internal tooling
  • Have experience with full stack engineering to build internal tooling

Annual Salary

  • The expected salary range for this position is $300k - $450k USD.

Hybrid policy & US visa sponsorship: Currently, we expect all staff to be in our office at least 25% of the time. We do sponsor visas! However, we aren't able to successfully sponsor visas for every role and every candidate; operations roles are especially difficult to support. But if we make you an offer, we will make every effort to get you into the United States, and we retain an immigration lawyer to help with this.

We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every single qualification. Not all strong candidates will meet every single qualification as listed. Research shows that people who identify as being from underrepresented groups are more prone to experiencing imposter syndrome and doubting the strength of their candidacy, so we urge you not to exclude yourself prematurely and to submit an application if you're interested in this work. We think AI systems like the ones we're building have enormous social and ethical implications. We think this makes representation even more important, and we strive to include a range of diverse perspectives on our team.

Compensation and Benefits*

Anthropic’s compensation package consists of three elements: salary, equity, and benefits. We are committed to pay fairness and aim for these three elements collectively to be highly competitive with market rates.

Equity - On top of this position's salary (listed above), equity will be a major component of the total compensation. We aim to offer higher-than-average equity compensation for a company of our size, and communicate equity amounts at the time of offer issuance.

US Benefits - The following benefits are for our US-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents.
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching.
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Stipends for education, home office improvements, commuting, and wellness.
  • Fertility benefits via Carrot.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.
  • Relocation support for those moving to the Bay Area.

UK Benefits - The following benefits are for our UK-based employees:

  • Optional equity donation matching at a 3:1 ratio, up to 50% of your equity grant.
  • Private health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution (matching 4% of your salary).
  • 21 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Unlimited PTO – most staff take between 4-6 weeks each year, sometimes more!
  • Health cash plan.
  • Life insurance and income protection.
  • Daily lunches and snacks in our office.

Company Info.


Anthropic, a public-benefit corporation and AI startup based in the United States, was established by former members of OpenAI. The company's primary focus is on creating general AI systems and language models, while maintaining a philosophy of responsible AI use.

  • Industry
    Artificial intelligence,Computer software
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  • Location
    San Francisco, CA, USA
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