Runway is inventing tools that empower anyone to tell stories in ways that weren't possible before. We are taking recent advancements in computer graphics, deep learning, and the web to push the boundaries of creativity and in turn, lower the barriers of content creation; unfastening a new wave of storytelling.
Senior Backend Engineer New York, NY, United States or Remote
Senior Frontend Engineer New York, NY, United States or Remote
Why join us?
We are transforming how content and media are created. For decades, media creation has relied on incremental iterations of the same old tools. And while some of those tools have become smarter in recent years, they're still very much rooted in an outdated paradigm. We've been stuck with the same old Creative Suite for way too long. Artificial intelligence will not just bring automation at every scale, but a significant change in how we create.
Our community believe in our vision
Runway has grown organically to over thousands of users in just two years. Our MRR has increased almost 400% year over year and we will have tripled our team size in one year as we continue to support our community of users.
Team and values
We are a small team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. Our team members have worked at storied institutions across academia and technology such as NYU, Disney, Airbnb, IBM, Linode, Facebook, and Google.
We are proud of our work but are even more committed to our carrying out our company's core values. You can read more about how we exhibit those values through our behaviors here: https://runwayml.com/about/
Validation from investors
We've been fortunate to have top-tier investors back Runway since we first started.
Engineering at Runway
We're building a professional video editor on the web, powered by machine learning capabilities.
You can read about some of the recent challenges that we've been working on in our blog posts:
Developing and training a real-time interactive video segmentation machine learning model.
Building the UI for removing elements on a video intuitively using clicks and scribbles, using React, Typescript, and WebGL.
Deploying low-latency ML microservices for multimedia manipulation on Kubernetes, using Python, PyTorch, and FFmpeg.
Working at Runway
Every employee at Runway has unlimited PTO. However, we think it's important to make sure people take advantage of this benefit and so we are strongly recommending employees take a minimum of 10 business days off per annum on top of the company-observed holidays.
Additionally, Runway gives the entire company two periods off: 1) from mid-day Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving through the weekend, and 2) the week between Christmas Eve and New Years.
We provide robust medical, dental, and vision plans for all employees and their dependents. We cover 100% of all premiums with generous plans to choose from.
Runway's first official HQ is located in TriBeCa; the entire 5th floor is ours to use and enjoy. As a creative company, we hope you'll agree that our office reflects this spirit.
Prioritizes diversity in hiring
We're a Latino and immigrant-founded company with more non-US citizens then US citizens on the team. We believe that talent can come from anywhere and we hope to continue building a team that's reflective of our incredibly diverse, international user base.
Runway offers 12 weeks of fully-paid Parental Leave for every employee who joins the company. An additional 2 weeks of paid transition will also be included (2 days back in the office/working for the 13th week and 3 days back in the office/working for the 14th week).
The Runway Parental Leave policy covers any process by which a child is welcomed into a family, whether that be through natural birth, surrogacy, adoption, foster care, or other.
As a small team we operate on trust and ownership. So you are trusted to manage your own working hours. We don't believe in squeezing creativity into set hours and understand that everyone must find their own work-life balance so that you are productive and happy both at work and outside of work. Take the time you need to tend to your personal commitments such as family, important events, and your health and wellbeing. Of course, when you are unavailable, inform those who might be depending on your availability, and ensure that your responsibilities are covered.
We do ask that all full-time employees attend monthly All-Hands meetings, and for those unable to make our Monday/Friday standups, that you watch the recordings and contribute to those meetings async whether that be through a pre-recorded Loom video or through a Slack update.
As a company built by creatives for creatives, we understand that Runway can only be as successful as our own community. This idea loosely coupled with the devastating macro-environment caused by the on-going global pandemic has helped us realized that we must do more to support our community. To this end, we are making quarterly monetary contributions to local causes, businesses, projects, and/or individuals that are aligned with Runway's vision for democratized creation. Each quarter the employees of Runway will collectively decide upon the beneficiary of the donation.
We offer free lunch (delivered and/or catered) and coffee (daily coffeeshop trip!) for all NYC-based employees along with dinner past 6PM ET.
Our office is outfitted with high-end beverages, snacks, Nespresso machine, and additional options as well.
We provide a 401(k) plan for all employees and are introducing employer matching up in 2022.
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