Backend Engineer - API

San Francisco, CA, United States

XIX.ai


Role Location

  • San Francisco, CA, United States

Employees

< 10 people

Address

201 Folsom St Apt 4 A
San Francisco, CA, 94105-5062, US

Tech Stack

  • React
  • Python
  • Flask
  • JavaScript
  • Docker
  • Redis
  • Pytorch
  • Terraform
  • OAuth
  • AWS
  • Postgres
  • C++
  • ONNX
  • OpenCV
  • CUDA

Role Description

Implementing computer vision technology into a product is hard. It’s a manual, tedious and expensive process that requires an army of PhDs, it’s very expensive at scale, hard to productize and demands to build complex infrastructure and data pipelines.

XIX builds a platform that helps developers accomplish any computer vision task with just a few lines of code, with no specific computer vision knowledge required. It removes the complexity from the process of integrating with a product, provides 44x cost improvements compared to conventional means and enables all developers to use CV technology, not just ML researchers and engineers.

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.

The Mission of the Role

To build the core of XIX products, services and API

Backend engineers at XIX build the core services and infrastructure that have the highest impact on actual people's life. This means a lot of responsibility with no room for error hence we’re looking for people with a strong background in building successful products and systems, product-oriented and can ship high-quality code.

What you will be working on?

  • Design, build and maintain the API and services used by third party developers
  • Implements backend services using existing technology and in-house research code
  • Write high-quality code capable of processing millions of requests per day
  • Debug production issues across the stack
  • Build frameworks and processes for iterating and launching products into production quickly

What skills and experience do you need?

  • 5+ years of production experience, core fundamentals, and a strong command of at least one language
  • Background in computer science, engineering, or another related field and a strong track record of building interesting projects
  • Experience architecting, deploying and operating asynchronous work queues, high-volume storage systems, and high-throughput systems
  • Thoughtfulness with regards to fine balance between shipping speed and perfection
  • Product mindset is crucial
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science, Engineering, or a closely related field

About XIX.ai

Implementing computer vision technology into a product is hard. It’s a manual, tedious and expensive process that requires an army of PhDs, it’s very expensive at scale, hard to productize and demands to build complex infrastructure and data pipelines.

XIX builds a platform that helps developers accomplish any computer vision task with just a few lines of code, with no specific computer vision knowledge required. It removes the complexity from the process of integrating with a product, provides 44x cost improvements compared to conventional means and enables all developers to use CV technology, not just ML researchers and engineers.

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.

Company Culture

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. Roman, CTO, just recently learned how to pick the locks, for example :)
    • 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.
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