- San Francisco, CA, United States
This role is a unique opportunity to bridge the technical and creative divide, solving difficult engineering challenges in the service of artistic goals. You would be responsible for designing and building our core frontend architecture. Facet is a web app with the complexity of a desktop app, and it's important that it stay fast, stable, and easy to modify. Core challenges include creating and maintaining a strong foundation for the Facet product frontend, building interfaces to explain and control powerful image editing operations, like example-based color match, and diagnosing performance issues across both our React frontend and the underlying Typescript / WebGL image rendering engine.
You might be a fit if you:
- Empathize with designers, artists, and visual creative workers.
- Enjoy working on and pushing the limits of a cutting edge web development stack: Typescript, WebGL, React and Redux.
- Have experience working on complex web apps with difficult state management challenges.
- Are excited about learning how to execute image processing and ML tasks in the browser with WebGL and tensorflow.js.
- Want to develop new forms of user experience that allow human designers to work collaboratively with AI.
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 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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