< 10 employees
< 10 engineers
$1m - $2m funding
Pre-series a

Join as employee #1 at Precious! This is a unique chance to have huge impact & equity at a seed startup that has real revenue, profits and investors. We're funded by YCombinator & Sesame Street. We have 50,000 paid subscribers & are profitable.

Our goal is to make families happier, healthier & stronger.

Precious is an iPhone app that uses AI to organize your kid photos. Parents take 1000's of photos of their kids, and our computer vision transforms that mess into a beautiful digital album that is shared with close family. Thanks to this automatic album, the whole family will feel more connected to and supportive of the kids.

Our vision is to build the perfect album for every child as they grow up.

Learn more about our team's background & culture here – Read more about our product at our TechCrunch article –

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Why join us?

  • We have 75,000 monthly paying subscribers that pay $5/month. This is over $250k MRR and profitable.

  • We are applying AI and computer vision to a consumer use case that customers already love.

  • We have great investors including Collaborative Fund and Sesame Street (yes, the children's TV show!). We were in the recent YCombinator batch in winter 2018.

Engineering at Precious

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team launches a new app version to the App Store every week, sometimes twice a week. You'll brainstorm new ideas and implement them yourself. You'll have ownership of mission critical problems with little bureaucracy or cruft. You will work closely with a designer, but often, you'll need to make product decisions yourself. We are scrappy, and we value getting things out to users. We relentlessly A/B test everything we ship. You will get to shape the future dynamics and priorities of the engineering team.

Technical Challenges

We are building machine learning models deployed on mobile devices trained on baby specific data sets. We ship new experiments every week with full tracking and KPIs. We process and annotate about a million images per day in the cloud.

Projects you might work on
  • You would get to work on the data pipeline to help train our on-device deployed neural nets. You will build the multimedia storage back-end that will anonymize and store millions of photos and videos.

  • You will build the annotation pipeline that will provide clean data to our machine learning algorithms.

  • You will train and improve our neural nets trained for facial identification, face landmarks, emotion detection, and more.

  • You will convert and deploy these neural nets to run on iOS and Android devices.

  • You will implement features on iOS and Android that use neural nets to make new stories, artwork, and milestones for the family to enjoy.

Tech stack

Working at Precious

Our CEO/co-founder has 2 young kids. We work 50 hour weeks, and believe in the importance of time with family and friends. We believe in working smarter, not longer. We are scrappy and relentless. No BS and no ego.

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Unlimited vacation policy, really.

  • Free Food

    We aren't chefs. So, we provide a subscription to Mealpal for lunch. This lets you choose where and what you want to eat around the office.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave

    It would be disingenuous as a company if we had a bad maternal/paternal leave policy. 3 months of paid maternal/paternal leave.

  • Flexible Hours

    We get it. You might have a life outside the office, whether it be family, friends, or hobbies. We like working together in the same location, but you set your schedule. We are usually in the office between 10am and 5pm, but we care more about productivity. How you go about being productive is up to you.

  • Health Insurance

    Full medical and dental coverage.

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Work from Home

    We let our engineers work from home one day a week.

  • Relocation

    $5,000 relocation stipend to move to join us in Bay Area / San Francisco

Our Team by the Numbers

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