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Software Engineer, API Experience

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Anthropic's mission is to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. We want AI to be safe and beneficial for our users and for society as a whole.
San Francisco Bay Area, USA · New York City, USA
$300,000 - $405,000
Full-Stack · Frontend · Backend
Senior Software Engineer


Anthropic is seeking a product-minded Software Engineer to build a world-class developer experience for the Anthropic API. This role is crucial in creating tools that accelerate developers from idea to deployment, with a focus on leveraging Claude to improve API usage. The ideal candidate will have 7-10+ years of experience in building production full-stack software, with a strong emphasis on usability and modern web development stacks like React and Next.js.

Key responsibilities include building frontend and backend systems for the developer console, collaborating with product teams to integrate new features intuitively, and using product sense to enhance the overall developer experience. The role also involves working closely with researchers to understand and implement new model capabilities into user-friendly products.

Anthropic offers a competitive compensation package, including a salary range of $300,000 to $405,000 USD, along with equity and comprehensive benefits. The company values diversity and encourages applications from candidates with varied backgrounds and perspectives.

This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting-edge AI technology with a mission-driven company focused on creating safe and beneficial AI systems. The role is hybrid, requiring at least 25% in-office presence, with locations in San Francisco, CA and New York City, NY.

Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, user empathy, and a proven track record in iterative product development. Experience with React, REST APIs, and building products for developers is highly valued. This role is perfect for those passionate about AI development and eager to contribute to the advancement of reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems.

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  • Build out the frontend and backend for helping developers bring their applications to production
  • Partner with partner teams ensure sure new product features are integrated into the developer console in an intuitive way
  • Use product sense to propose and implement improvements to the developer experience of using the API
  • Work with researchers to understand new model capabilities and design unique products that help users maximize their use of the Anthropic API


  • Have 7-10+ years building production full-stack software with a focus on usability
  • Have strong communication skills and user empathy to understand needs
  • Are an expert in modern web development stacks (React, Next.js, etc)
  • Have demonstrated a strong product mindset and a focus on iterative product development


Medical Insurance
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance for you and all your dependents
  • 401(k) plan with 4% matching
  • 22 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

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