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Connecting people with aesthetics

Research Engineer, AI

$100k – $150k • 0.04% – 0.1%
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Polarr is looking for a senior A.I and Computer Vision Engineer. In this role, you will conduct applied research and develop new technologies relevant to Computer Vision and Photography, which will be directly used by both huge enterprise customers (who offer multi-million dollar yearly bookings) as well as tens of millions of individual users of Polarr's Apps.

You Have:
PhD or Master degree in Computer Vision, Deep Learning or relevant subjects.
2+ years of experience in a deep learning and computer vision research.
Proficiency in at least one of the DL frameworks such Tensorflow, pyTorch, Keras, Caffe.
Proven capability to conduct computer vision related research independently, such as publications, real-world research projects, etc.
Adequate programming knowledge and skills to write clean and reasonable production-level codes.
Problem solving skills and the ability to quickly learn new knowledges and skills (such as new coding language) required as an AI engineer in addition to research skills.

You Will:
Deploy DL models or computer vision algorithms to mobile platform. (You will have the chance to learn these skills if you don't have mobile development experience previously.)
Research on interesting/novel effects that are applicable to photos or videos such as style transfer effect, GANs, 3D modeling of photos for realistic overlays, etc.
Research on more traditional computer vision techniques such as image content recognition, image/video deblurring, distortion correction, etc.
Research on recommendation system for filter community.
Work with various other team members, including app/enterprise engineering and product teams to develop technologies that are critical to company mission.

You Are:
Fearless to difficult research project that has no clear directions at the beginning, and tenacious and patient to constantly optimize your research (according to user feedbacks) and learn.
Efficient, practical, and comfortable with real-world projects that are different from ideal academic setting.
Active in driving your projects and participating in discussion with other teams.
Responsible, detail-oriented, and can be hold accountable to critical tasks and production codes that are relevant to millions of users.
An effective communicator and comfortable working with people from various cultural backgrounds.

Mission: We help you express yourself visually and ignite the creative spark in others.

Vision: We imagine a world where there is no barrier to inspiration, no judgement to self-expression, no limit to where creativity can be applied.

Our Story: Polarr was founded by two Stanford alumni out of the frustration for overly complex creative workflows to make photos look good. Today, Polarr has more than 5 million monthly active users who share their creative process and artistic styles with each others. Our company raised a $12m Series A in 2019 from Threshold (formerly DFJ), Pear.vc who previously invested in Twitter, Patreon, Doordash, etc. We’re looking to grow our users and product lines to build a new ecosystem of community-made visual styles to unleash everyone’s creativity.

Our Values:https://www.notion.so/polarr/Values-e1f864cb8720437683923ea5cce791a8

You can find more about how it is like to work at Polarr with additional resources such as perks at our careers page.

Dental, vision, health insurance

We currently covers 99% of Medical and Dental and Vision Insurance premiums for all US based employees. New Employee coverage will become active the 1st of the month after hire.


Polarr has a 401k program administered through Human Interest.

2 day wfh

If you are based out either the SF/Bay Area or Shenzen office, you may work from home up to 2 days a week.

20 days of pto

All employees are eligible for 20 days of paid vacation per year in addition to major national holidays in your country of work.

Free lunch

Polarr provides lunch at all HQ locations Monday - Thursday. Team members who primarily work from home can submit lunch expenses based on the guidelines outlined in our lunch reimbursement policies.

$100 per month for gym

Polarr will reimburse up to $100.00 per month gym membership in your area.

$100 per month for public transportation

Polarr will contribute $100.00 per month to your commuter benefits commute account to help cover the costs of taking public transit to the office.

70% contribution to conferences

Polarr will sponsor up to 70% of the cost/fees for each team member to attend 2 conferences of their choice per year that have a duration of 4 days or less. These conferences must be related to improving your work at Polarr.

Home internet reimbursement

Polarr will reimburse you the monthly cost of your home internet plan up to 300Mbps.

Polarr at a glance

Connecting people with aesthetics

Polarr focuses on Video, Photography, Social Network, and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning. Their company has offices in San Jose and Shenzhen. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees. To date, Polarr has raised $12.5M of funding; their latest round was closed on March 2019.

You can view their website at https://www.polarr.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.