ML Engineer at Precious

San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area, Remote · Full Time

We make families happier & stronger.
Funded by YCombinator & Sesame Street. 60,000 paid subscribers & profitable.

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Job Description

Join as an early engineer at Precious! This is a unique chance to have huge impact & equity at a seed startup that has real revenue, profits and investors.

Our purpose is to make families happier, healthier and stronger.

Parents take 1000's of photos of their kids. Our app uses AI to transform that mess into the perfect digital album. Thanks to this automatic album, the whole family will feel more connected to and supportive of the kids. Learn more at our TechCrunch article:

We're a 5-person team backed by YCombinator and Sesame Street. We have 70,000 paid subscribers, $3mm of annual sales, and are profitable.


We're looking for machine learning engineer with experience in computer vision. You'll use a data set of over 100 million photos to build specialized classifiers identifying kids' faces, emotions, and developmental milestones. You'll build our systems for data collection, cleaning, annotation, model training, monitoring, and deployment to mobile devices.

As the first employee, you'll have massive impact on the product and the company.

# Apply if you want to:
• Join a fast growing, venture-backed startup
• Brainstorm new ideas & implement them yourself
• Take ownership of mission-critical problems
• Work closely in a small, tight-knit team
• Build a product that makes families happier, healthier & stronger

# Requirements
• Expertise in facial detection and facial recognition neural nets
• Experience with PyTorch
• Experience with CoreML or Caffe2
• Optional: Experience working on neural net pipelines handling video

# About the team you'll join
• Our CEO/co-founder has 2 young kids. We work 50 hour weeks, and believe in the importance of time with family and friends.
• We are scrappy and relentless.
• We try to work with no BS and no ego.
• We want every family on earth to benefit from our work.
• Learn more about our culture here -
• Our purpose is to make families happier, healthier & stronger.

Finally, we encourage women, men, parents, non-parents, and people of all ethnicities to apply.

We can't wait to hear from you!
Chris & Daniel, co-founders of Precious

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What We're Building

Precious uses AI to organize the photos of your kids. Parents take 1000's of photos of their kids, and our machine learning transforms that mess into a beautiful digital album that is shared with family!

Our vision is to build the perfect album for every child as they grow up.

Our purpose is to make families happier & stronger.

We're a venture-funded startup with a 3 person team, over 60,000 paying subscribers, and profitable cash flow. Join us! We're hiring people who are passionate about their work =)

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Precious Team

Christopher Lau
CEO & Co-founder of Precious. Formerly, co-founder of Unsplurge and investment professional at Och Ziff Capital.
Daniel Lau
CTO & Co-founder of Precious. Worked at Bazaarvoice and PowerReviews. BS & MS at Stanford.
Christina Robinson
Graphic Designer at Precious. BFA from West Chester University.