Contingency Search

Your Hires Your Way.
Hire your Chief Data Officer.

An only-pay-when-you-hire, extremely fast recruiting service that will fill your interview calendars with engineering and product management candidates that you are excited to talk to. We tap into a completely mapped talent network of candidates that are interested in contributing their skills and experience to the exciting missions and use cases in the AI space.

20% - 40%
Per Hire
Most Flexible - No Risk
No-upfront cost
Only Pay When you Hire
Recommended for a few hires
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*Based on Annual of Successful Hire
Executive Search
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Build out your executive team right with top talented leaders.
Monthly Retainer + Success Fee
Over 50% of Fees Due on Success
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*pricing and terms based on consultation
Monthly Dedicated Recruiting Team
$15k - $50k
*Charged Monthly
Cost-Effective + Unlimited Hires
Cost-Effective + Unlimited Hires
Act as an extension of your team
Setup and improve Internal Recruitment Process
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*minimum 6 month contract
Recommended for 5+ hires
We work with almost 100 startups using AI from seed to late stage funding with talent from
Exceptional Talent with Flexible Solutions

High-caliber Engineers and Product Managers with a better fit, extremely fast

We combine our AI industry expertise, exceptional talent candidate network, and high-converting candidate outreach to deliver exceptional all types of engineers and product managers in record time. To ensure you attract the most qualified talent you can get, we work with your AI startup to showcase all of the selling points that top tier candidates are looking for. (Hint - it's not just compensation)

87% of presented candidates are interviewed
2 average weeks to be introduced to the candidates you end up hiring
4 weeks to close a typical engineer search
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Building teams engineering and product teams

Roles we Hire for

We've placed hundreds of ICs in engineering teams and product teams at AI VC-backed startups over the last 3 years. We recruit at the mid-level up to the principal level for individual contributors. See below for the categories of roles we work on:

AI/ML Engineering
Software Engineering
Product Management
AI Talent Acquisition for Your Growing Team


We believe in transparency so the rates shown below are our current ranges as of 2023. On the higher end are either niche roles or heavy in-demand roles. On the highest end are exceptionally high-bar talent profiles that we only contact if your role, company, and compensation package can match expectations of this discerning and heavily sought after group of talent.

Only pay when you hire
$0 Upfront
20% - 40% First Year Total Annual Cash Compensation
We work with almost 100 startups using AI from seed to late stage funding with talent from
AITA will help build the teams you need for your AI company

A Stellar Track Record of Successful Hires

We hire top talent fast for all seniority levels at AI companies of all sizes - ranging from Venture Backed Startups, Small Businesses, and Large Companies.

"Initially, I focused on high compensations offered by other firms but realized the potential of joining an AI startup with a growing use case trending in fundraising for better long-term career prospects, thanks to AITA. I felt strategic about career planning, and will work with them again!"
Lead Data Engineer, Series A
Hired in 2 Weeks
"AITA's company profiles impressed me with their detail and insight. With offers on the table, their understanding of each company's culture, values, and growth plans made me confident in my decision. It was easy to ask interview questions, and I found the perfect AI startup to grow with."
Principal ML Engineer, Series B
Hired  in 3 Weeks
"I had multiple offers on the table, but thanks to their comprehensive understanding of each company's culture, values, and growth plans, I felt confident in my decision. It made it way easier to ask questions during the interviews."
Group Product Manager, Series C
Hired in 4 Weeks
"AITA made my job search way easier. Their coverage on a startups product and service helped me land a job at an early stage startup that is working on something I am deeply passionate about. I've already recommended my past colleagues to use AITA to find their next role."
Senior Product Manager, Series A
Hired in 3 Weeks
Customer Testimonials

Trusted for faster and easier hiring

AITA is recommended as one of the best staffing agencies to build teams for your AI companies by CEOs, VCs, and Talent Aquisition Leaders across the US

VP of Engineering, Series A
Hired a Senior Machine Learning Engineer

"We are very pleased that we hired a top-notch Senior ML Engineer in only 3 weeks of working together. They exceeded our expectations and have done substantially better than the other recruiting agencies we were working with."
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VP of Engineering, Series B
Hired 4 ML and Data Science Engineers

“AITA was referred to us by our investors, and we're so glad we tried them out. They only send us qualified AI candidates, of which, we chose over 70% to interview. Having used them for 1 year now, we have hired 4 AI engineers and hopefully 5 soon.”
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Director of Talent Acquisition, Series D
Multiple Engineer Placements

"Finding high-caliber deep learning talent has been a huge challenge. AITA has been a pleasure to work with, we're very satisfied with the engineers they helped us hire. Highly recommend them and we will continue to partner with them".
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Co-Founder, Seed
Hired a Head of Machine Learning

"The team at AITA spent the time really understanding my machine learning role and requirements. We hired a hard to fill Head of ML through them, and we strongly recommend other companies work with them on their AI roles"
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What its like working with us:
1. Send over the job details
We will review your company, current team, and role and get back to you within 24 hours with a specific proposal about recruiting for those specific roles. If we need additional information to optimize recruiting for your roles, we will ask about it over email or request a call.
2. Have a quick chat with us (optional)
During this call we will gather every important and exciting detail about your company and role in order to maximize our interests rates and maximize your interview rate.
3. Relax, while we send you the best Candidates
Get the top talent from the best companies. Now you only have choose the ones that best fit your company to get them started on hitting your critical milestones.
4. Fully booked quality interview schedule
Prepare your interviewers schedules for high volume interviewing. It's not uncommon for our clients to have so many interviews -- it's a great problem to have. We will assist with scheduling coordination and keeping candidates excited and interested about your company and role throughout the process.
5. Only hire the ones you want
Prepare to make exceptional hires as fast as your interview process can move. Be ready to hire more top talent than you originally planned.