Senior Full Stack Engineer (OZU)

Company

Ozu

Company Bio

OZU is building a native AI video platform that integrates video understanding with video editing. We accelerate the storytelling process by helping creative professionals search and edit massive volumes of video using prompts, characters, storylines, and other creative elements.

Compensation

$150k - $250k, plus equity

Created time
Jun 18, 2024 1:13 PM
Employment Type
Fulltime
Location
New York
Remote Friendly

About OZU

OZU is building a native AI video platform that integrates video understanding with video editing. We accelerate the storytelling process by helping creative professionals search and edit massive volumes of video using prompts, characters, storylines, and other creative elements. We’re bringing powerful features and workflows that normally live in large Hollywood studios and bringing them to prosumers in an elegant creative toolkit. OZU's models run locally on Apple Silicon— enabling customers to efficiently and privately manage their large volumes of video. Our vision is to build a storytelling AI that helps people see and capture the world like a filmmaker.

OZU’s founders are Anton Marini, Rahul Somani, and Eli Chapman. Our company is remote-first with the core team working hybrid in NYC from our studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We are passionate about storytelling, video technology, AI and ML, streaming and film, and building software products that unlock creativity. If you are too, we’re excited to be hiring for a talented Senior Full Stack Engineer for project-based work that can ultimately lead to a full-time opportunity.

The Opportunity

OZU seeks a talented Senior Full Stack Engineer and domain expert in Django and Postgres to own our server-side stack and build out our front-end services as we move our platform into production. You will be working with our engineering team on API design, schema considerations, database vector search, deployment, cost savings and anything else related to delivering a robust, reliable, observable and performant product. Front-end experience with Javascript/React, Node, web-frameworks required, and experience with HTML5 video is a plus.

This is an opportunity to lead and shape major platform decisions in a highly collaborative, hands-on, product-focused startup.

We are looking for a talented, proactive, problem-solver who is hungry to learn and win. You’ll be working with our three co-founders and our small but extended world class team who has been deep in ML/AI and video for as long as nearly anyone.

Expectations

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in web and mobile application development and infrastructure management for rapidly growing products. You’ve owned specific deliverables, and can be trusted to communicate with team members, set realistic expectations, stay on top of changing requirements, and manage your own deliverables. You can problem solve with your team as well as on your own. You’re a systems thinker who enjoys new problem domains and learning on the job.

You enjoy decomposing complex problems into easy to reason about components. You relish in the challenge of building systems that scale and grow with users.

You are a kind and supportive team member, conscious of building a fun, inclusive company culture and environment, and don’t mind a friendly office/studio dog!

Our Stack today

  • Django / Postgres / PGVector
  • Containerized API Service using Docker
  • Deployed on AWS / EC2
  • Managed by Terraform

Hard Skills

  • Python fluency
  • Docker / Containerization technologies fluency
  • Django API server experience preferred
    • FastAPI / Flask / NodeJS or equivalent
  • SQL Database fluency
  • GraphQL and Restful API development experience
  • Semantic versioning / API design and best practices
  • Authentication and security best practices
  • Fluency with vector search
    • Either with Postgres+PGVector, or
    • Some other vector DB (like Weaviate) working alongside a relational database
  • Comfortable with observability, profiling, reliability, and monitoring tools
  • Familiarity with AWS stack and deplopyment considerations
  • Ability to work alongside infrastructure engineers and tools like Terraform

Bonus Points

  • Familiarity with industry security standards
  • Familiarity with video on the web technologies (codecs, containers, streaming etc)
  • Love cinema and storytelling

Interested! Get in touch at jobs at ozu dot ai