- 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 crafting a truly unique frontend experience. Facet is a web app with the complexity of a desktop app that presents an entirely new mental model for working with image content. Our frontend team works closely with designers and researchers to create novel interactions that bridge the gap between supportive AI and human creativity. Core challenges include supporting product development through a highly flexible and distinctive library of polished interface components, architecting collaborative multiplayer frontend systems, and fostering complex state management that unifies a highly performant React/TypeScript frontend with an underlying WebGL rendering engine.
You might be a fit if you:
- Empathize with designers, artists, and visual creative workers.
- Enjoy crafting polished, accessible, and delightful user experiences.
- Enjoy working on and pushing the limits of a cutting edge web development stack: TypeScript, React, Redux, and WebGL.
- Enjoy recruiting and mentoring a team of highly talented engineers and designers.
- Have experience working on complex web apps with difficult state management challenges.
- Want to create entirely new user interaction workflows that empower human designers to work collaboratively with AI.
- Are excited about learning how to execute image processing and ML tasks in the browser with WebGL, WebAssembly, and TensorFlow.js.
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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