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AI/ML Engineer

Part-time, Palo Alto, CA / Remote 

About Us:


At Flourish Science, we turn the science of well-being into an interactive, personalized, and collaborative experience that champions human flourishing—think Duolingo for happiness! Drawing from decades of research in psychology and behavioral science and powered by the most recent AI breakthroughs, we are building an app that inspires users to embrace impactful actions to enhance mental resourcefulness and social connectedness for happier, more fulfilled lives.

Our co-founders are Stanford-trained psychologists (with 20+ combined YOE and featured in Harvard Business Review, New York Times, and National Academy of Sciences) and ex-Google serial entrepreneur. We're at the pre-seed stage with 2 full-stack engineers and are looking for an AI/ML engineer (as a co-founder/tech lead, founding engineer, or research intern). Join us on this exciting journey to develop and integrate AI applications to contribute to well-being and turn the mental health crisis around!

We are incubated at Stanford Venture Studio and are backed by Cardinal Ventures and Dorm Room Fund. We are also part of StartX AI track, MassChallenge, and Galvanizer. Our products are grounded in rigorous scientific research, and we collaborate with a top-notch scientific advisory board to create new knowledge and an engaging product for meaningful societal impact.

About this Position:

We are looking for a talented AI/ML Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in the development and integration of cutting-edge AI-driven applications and novel techniques into our product, and you will be leading/collaborating with our development team to build version 3.0 of the full-stack architecture. As a key member of our team, you will shape the future of personalized mental health technology and make a real impact on human flourishing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with our scientists, scientific advisors, and UI/UX designer to design and implement ML/NLP/LLM algorithms.

  • Collaborate closely with other software engineers to integrate AI features seamlessly into our web/mobile app.

  • Optimize and improve existing AI components, ensuring high performance and reliability.

  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in LLM and contribute to the technical strategy of the company.

  • Actively participate in problem-solving, brainstorming, and creative thinking to drive innovation in the mental well-being space.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, or a related field. PhD is a plus.

  • Experience with generative AI, especially LLMs, and product apps strongly preferred

  • Strong programming skills in Python.

  • Experience in machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing.

  • Proficiency with AI frameworks and libraries (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).

  • A passion for mental well-being technology and a desire to make a positive impact.

  • Prior industry experience building scalable products in adjacent space is a big plus.


What We Offer:

  • Substantial equity if joining full-time as a co-founder or founding member.

  • The opportunity to work with a mission-driven team of engineers and experienced founders with deep domain expertise.

  • A flexible and collaborative work environment.

  • The chance to shape the direction of a product that can have a meaningful impact on many people's lives.

  • A unique experience in an early-stage startup, where you get to wear multiple hats, have great ownership, and experiment with the most recent AI breakthrough in an innovative product.


Culture fit:

  • Growth mindset

  • Mission-driven

  • Kindness

  • Resilience

(Read more on each core value here)


  1. Position timeline: Your availability is one of the key factors in our decision.

  2. Immigration status: If you are not U.S. citizens or permanent resident and need visa sponsorship, we can sponsor OPT/CPT, and we may be able to sponsor O1 visas if you meet the criteria. However, we will not be able to sponsor H1B visas at the current stage, unfortunately.

Get in Touch:

Please send an email to with the following information:

  • Please indicate your ideal type of engagement, describe how you heard about us, why you are interested in joining Flourish, and indicate when you will be able to start.

  • Please attach a resume.

  • You are encouraged to provide a link to your website/LinkedIn/GitHub.

Other Open Positions:

Nothing available at this moment.

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