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Principal Engineer (AI)

$120k – $200k • 1.0% – 3.0%
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We are hiring a Principal Engineer to build a general image synthesis model for realtime video reconstruction of any human face, using deep learning. Your role will be to push the envelope of neural network science and transform it into practical software that improves peoples’ lives.

This is a remote position open to candidates located within a 2 hour flight from the Bay Area. In lieu of an office, we host monthly “onsites” both the Bay Area and at ”destinations” like Lake Tahoe & Laguna Beach.

Responsibilities
- Build upon & implement published AI research, synthesize new original work
- Create neural networks that run on a smartphone
- Explain fancy math to business people
- Write decent code

Requirements
- Build a neural network from scratch to solve complex image synthesis problems & implement it in code
- Hungry to quickly learn new technical concepts
- Eager to ship product, not satisfied with simply conducting research
- Portfolio of code that doesn’t suck
- Do-whatever-it-takes attitude

Nice to Haves
- Published research in computer vision or computer graphics
- Computer science PhD from world-class university
- Tried to start a company before or worked as an early employee at a startup

You will be a key member of the Present engineering team. You will work directly with the founders and contribute both ideas and code. You will be asked to weigh in on engineering, product & business decisions. Your do-whatever-it-takes attitude & practical demeanor will be an example for the entire company. As the company succeeds, you will have the option to grow into a leadership role & maybe even run an entire team.

Compensation is a mix of cash & equity. Unlimited vacation, minimum 2 weeks per year. Full health & dental insurance.

Present is backed by some of the most famous investors in Silicon Valley. Our founders have built nine-figure frontier consumer technologies & invented key technologies used by millions. Diversity & inclusion (gender, age, class, politics, ethnicity) isn’t just a nice thing we talk about, it’s part of our core strategy.

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