XIX.ai

< 10 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$2M - $5M Funding
Pre-Series A

XIX Entry is a biometric identity provider that enables users to seamlessly and securely authenticate in their favorite web apps, without compromising privacy, security and user experience.

Users can sign in to their favorite web apps by face using a browser and a web camera on laptops and desktop devices. Entry helps teams prevent data breaches, stolen credentials and phishing attacks by using biometric authentication, as a superior alternative to legacy MFA solutions.

Proudly backed by Y Combinator, Cabra.vc and Two Bear Capital, we help small startups, large companies and nonprofits build new products and even save lives. And we need your help.

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Why join us?
  • Shamelessly, the are several reasons: smart team, a novel product that makes sense, hard technical problems to solve, ability to own a function and make, multiply the net worth.

  • It's a great opportunity for engineers and researchers to implement their ideas, into the product without bureaucracy and overhead. For someone who likes their ideas to be heard, and seeks an opportunity to have an impact on core decisions, XIX.ai, Inc. is a good fit

  • We are well funded and pursue a large market opportunity. Our company has already de-risked technology and market risks, and largely face an execution risk. Candidates who will join us at this sweet spot stage will enjoy a significantly larger equity compensation, without the risks associated with joining an early-stage company.


Engineering at XIX.ai
Engineering team and processes

We have a flat team structure, where everyone joins the discussion to find the best solution.

Our release cycle is two weeks. Every release consists of two weekly sprints. On Fridays, we discuss the past sprint and plan the sprint for the next week. We also carefully check our performance and velocity of sprints and iterate it. Clubhouse and Gitlab are our primary tools. Every Monday we do all-hands where we share the news about the company and set our goals for the next week.

We value code quality, automation, and prevention of tech debt. Using Gitlab CI/CD pipelines for running automated tests, code checks, and writing good documentation are the main processes enabling us to be efficient.

Technical Challenges

There are plenty of challenges on the infrastructure side, ML side and product as well. How to prevent spoofing attacks from 2D cameras reliably? How to make sure the search quality does not decay with the growth of vectors in the database? How to build a cost-effective and scalable infrastructure for processing high load traffic?

Projects you might work on
  • Cloud architecture for face recognition and object detection in real-time.

  • Building secure and efficient pipelines for managing biometric data.

  • Help rescuing victims of human trafficking by querying the content of images.

Tech stack
React
Python
Flask
JavaScript
Docker
Terraform
OAuth
AWS
OpenCV
Packer
WebRTC
PyTorch

Working at XIX.ai

There are several key attributes that stand out within XIX:

  1. We hire for culture first
  2. We gravitate towards hard problems and optimizing for doing the right thing vs cutting corners. We tend to sacrifice short term gain for long term impact. We love working with long-term people.
  3. Every team member can be characterized by having three traits:
    • Courage. More often than not we take on a challenge that is bigger than any individual person.
    • Curiosity. Drawing inspiration from other areas by learning new skills.
    • Being humble.
  4. We have the company's mission, as well as, the mission for our team. We are optimizing for building the credential organization, so that when a team member leaves, the line on their CV with the work at XIX provides 10-20% premium on top of market salary.
Flexible Hours

Productivity over hours. Our team is in different time zones, so we largely optimize for the output vs hours

Workshops/Conferences

ML conferences are fully sponsored e.g. NeuRIPS, ICLR, ICML

Health Insurance

Health and dental insurance

Maternal/Paternal Leave
Generous Vacation
Pet Friendly
Company Retreats
Beautiful Office
Team Activities
Travel
Work from Home

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