- San Francisco, CA, United States
You would be responsible for ensuring that Facet's image import, analysis, and rendering services are fast, stable, and available. Core challenges include building the systems that we use to deploy, manage, and run our ML-based image analysis services, maintaining and optimizing our high-res backend rendering APIs, and scaling our image caching and serving infrastructure.
You might be a fit if you:
- Empathize with designers, artists, and visual creative workers.
- Enjoy thinking about backend architecture from a product perspective - making decisions and tradeoffs to optimize user experience.
- Are excited about recruiting and mentoring a team of highly talented engineers.
- Have experience working with complex backend architecture involving a variety of interacting services.
- Enjoy building new capabilities and features across the entire tech stack.
- Believe in the importance of designing processes and tooling to continuously improve product quality.
Facet is building artist-centric applications that bridge the gap between tool and assistant, freeing artists to explore new ideas and produce better work. While media becomes increasingly personalized and topical, the process of creating art remains frustratingly manual. We use machine intelligence to amplify human creativity, allowing artists, designers, and creatives of every stripe to realize their visions simply and easily.
We have just launched our first product, a web-based ML-powered image editor, into private beta, and we're expanding our founding team in San Francisco. Facet is backed by Slow Ventures, Basis Set Ventures, South Park Commons, and a diverse group of designers, product thinkers, as well as AI engineers from Google Brain and Salesforce.
Consensus goals, independent execution. We value collaboration on goal setting and technical/company direction while giving individuals latitude and ownership over how these goals are achieved.
Decathlon not a sprint. Creative AI is a rapidly blooming space, so we need to move quickly to build our product and grow our market. We all juggle multiple roles and we’re in it for the long haul. At the same time, we need to build a stable foundation for our future work, and ensure that we are building thoughtfully, creating a product that makes the world better, and only breaking things if we’re pretty sure we can fix them again. Furthermore, we understand downtime is important. We don’t have an explicit vacation policy, but unlike other startups we expect you to gauge your level of stress and take one when you need it.
Creative+Technical. Facet is about making technology a partner in the creative process. We enjoy product design, engineering, and research—but also photography, music, art, and cooking.
Diverse ideas. We’re solving a completely new problem and need a diverse set of viewpoints and voices to fully understand its scope and extent. We’re building a company and culture that can responsibly and respectfully integrate a plurality of voices.
Tea and baked goods. We’re really into tea and baking & think these are good things. You might disagree with us (cf. “diverse ideas”) but jfyi.
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