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Jobs at Kagi Search

Full-time positions

Core Back-end Team

  • Advanced knowledge of the Crystal language.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and coding abilities.
  • Crafting products with care

Our tech lead Zac Nowicki recently gave a talk at Crystal Conf. Zac shares a summary of lessons, technology, ideas, and challenges after building a search engine product from the ground up in Crystal for the past three years. Watch the presentation here.

Core Front-end Team (we are currently full, check back later)

  • Passion for creating delightful and swift user interfaces.
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and an understanding that JavaScript can be used sparingly to enhance, not create, product experiences.
  • You are comfortable not using any FE frameworks, and rather like to be in full control of the DOM and as close to browser as possible.

Fun fact: At Kagi, we prioritize speed, to the point where all functionalities of Kagi Search (except Stripe checkout and Maps) work perfectly without JavaScript. We see JavaScript as a tool to enhance the UX, not create it.

Core ML Team

  • Deep understanding of machine learning tools and technologies, whether in the build/deploy or apply/customize layers.
  • Demonstrable expertise with modern large language models (LLMs), their deployment and/or advanced prompting techniques.
  • Experience in building noteworthy projects utilizing machine learning.

Core Design Team (we are currently full, check back later)

  • Enthusiasm for diving deep into user feedback and discussions to improve UX.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in UX design.
  • A critical perspective on current search/assistant user interfaces, paired with a desire to revolutionize them.

Chief of Staff

  • Handling legal, finance, accounting, and HR to ensure day to-day operations are running smoothly.
  • Identifying areas of improvement across the organization, making actionable recommendations and executing them.
  • Completing special operational projects and initiatives with attention to detail.
  • Has previous experience with operations in startups.

General conditions

  • Flexible working conditions; remote first culture.
  • Our journey is filled with exciting challenges and ever-evolving processes. It's a bit of a rollercoaster, not for the faint-hearted.
  • Our ambition is enormous, going against industry giants with a very small team. You will work a lot.
  • We are completely user funded. Kagi is currently used by one town worth of people. Do not expect VC backed/big-tech salary. Do expect equity as a part of compensation.

Send your CV to We’ll send a test project.

Part-time opportunities

Kagi R&D Team (aka Kagi Labs)

We are deeply committed to fostering a culture of research and development (R&D) at Kagi. Many of our groundbreaking technologies such as the Universal Summarizer, FastGPT or Small Web have their origins in our R&D initiatives. At any time we have 4-5 individuals working on R&D projects, with some eventually transitioning to full-time roles.

We are currently seeking full-stack developers who embody the following qualifications:

  • Proficiency in backend development with Python, Ruby, or Node.js, paired with expertise in crafting frontend interfaces using vanilla HTML, CSS, and JS.
  • Ability to dedicate 20 hours per week to R&D projects.
  • A proactive and self-organized working style, capable of thriving in a "fire & forget" mode.
  • A passion for building innovative projects from the ground up.
  • You can demonstrate a history of tinkering with product ideas/hacking projects together.

If you are eager to contribute to cutting-edge projects and grow with a dynamic team, we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Send your CV to We’ll send a test project.

Who you would be working with

To get a sense of some aspects of the position, including the team you would be working with and the business itself, check out the Kagi Search community event, recorded live in December 2023 in Kagi discord.

Kagi community event