tl;dr: The LessWrong team is re-organizing as Lightcone Infrastructure. LessWrong is one of several projects we are working on to ensure the future of humanity goes well. We are looking to hire software engineers as well as generalist entrepreneurs who are excited to build infrastructure to ensure a good future.

I founded the LessWrong team in 2017, with the goal of reviving LessWrong.com and reinvigorating the intellectual culture of the rationality community. I believed the community had great potential for affecting the long term future, but that the failing website was a key bottleneck to community health and growth.

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If you want to work with us on these projects, we are hiring for three positions: 

  • A software engineer for LessWrong.com to assist with maintenance and expansion of the Rationalist community's online publishing hub (more info)
  • A generalist to join our new campus team to build a thriving in-person rationality and longtermism community in the Bay Area (more info)
  • A software engineer and product manager to be in charge of the "S-Process" application, a suite of custom software for grantmaking that we develop for Jaan Tallinn and the Survival and Flourishing Fund (more info)

We are also open to hiring people who don't fit into any of these positions, so err on the side of applying if you want to work with us. If you have thoughts on how to build a successful rationality and longtermism community, want to build a 1000-person strong campus, or have a pitch for a different infrastructure project we should run, reach out to us, and we would be excited to talk to you about working here.

Our current salary policy is to pay rates competitive with industry salary minus 30%. Given prevailing salary levels in the Bay Area for the kind of skill level we are looking at, we expect salaries to start at $150k/year plus healthcare (but we would be open to paying $315k for someone who would make $450k in industry). We also provide a generous relocation package if you aren't currently located in the Bay Area.

Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrdqS6JXok99f6EX 

There is some more detail in the full announcement on LessWrong.

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Thanks for cross-posting this announcement! The new org sounds like the EA software agency concept proposed here and here.

We've discussed the consultancies a fair bit in the team, I'd love to have consultants at the Bay Area Lightcone Office who can do high quality lit reviews or help make websites or whatever else there's demand for amongst the members.

I've not read the other post, sounds interesting.