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We're revolutionizing video creation to be seamless and accessible for everyone. Our small, dynamic team values efficiency, collaboration, and creativity. We're seeking individuals with intellect, work ethic, and ambition to join us in breaking down barriers and making a real impact. Experience career growth in a culture that fosters both individual and collective development.

Our headquarters are located in Palo Alto, CA.

Product and Growth Lead

Summary:

We are seeking an innovative Product and Growth Lead to drive our product development and user expansion strategies. As our 1st PM, you’ll be working to enhance our product offerings and extend our market reach to establish a dominant position in the industry.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Direct the full product development cycle, from initial testing to project management, ensuring a seamless user experience.
  1. Craft and execute growth strategies to boost product uptake and engagement.
  1. Partner with the design team to continuously improve and innovate the product's design, focusing on user-centric experiences.
  1. Work on growth initiatives through collaboration with marketing, creative, and community teams.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years in product management, with a strong preference for experience in consumer or video products.
  • Experience in successful marketing and growth initiatives.
  • Robust creative and analytical abilities, with a strategic approach to product evolution and user base growth.
  • Effective communication skills and a collaborative spirit to work synergistically with various teams.
  • A dynamic, startup mindset with a zeal for innovation and a passion for working in a fast-paced environment.
  • A plus if complemented by an artistic interest and background.
  • This position is in-person.
 

Operations Lead

Summary:

Our company is searching for a skilled Operations Lead to oversee our core business functions and drive operational excellence. This role is essential for ensuring effective business operations, optimizing financial performance, and contributing to our strategic direction.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Manage daily business operations, including financial management, budgeting, and monetization strategies.
  1. Design and refine organizational structures to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  1. Take charge of key strategic initiatives and business development, while ensuring legal compliance across operations.
  1. Conduct in-depth research and handle complex operational projects that surpass the scope of standard managerial tasks.

Requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience in Consulting, Investment Banking, or a similar operational role in a high-profile company.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in business finance and strategic planning.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and the ability to handle strategic operations beyond the capacity of a chief of staff.
  • Strong creative thinking and analytical capabilities, with a strategic vision for operational improvement.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills, with a collaborative approach to working with cross-functional teams.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, thriving in a startup culture, and a commitment to driving growth and efficiency.
  • This position is in-person.
 
 

Engineering Lead

Summary:

We are in search of a product-focused Engineering Lead with a proven track record in web and mobile application development and infrastructure management. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader who excels in a dynamic environment and is capable of driving our engineering team towards delivering innovative products.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Direct and participate in the development of web and mobile applications, ensuring the delivery of high-quality products that meet market needs.
  1. Oversee the infrastructure that supports product scalability and reliability, managing the technical challenges associated with a growing user base.
  1. Lead by example with a hands-on approach to software development, maintaining a deep involvement in coding and system architecture.
  1. Exhibit versatility in tackling various engineering disciplines and a willingness to explore new technological territories, including machine learning, to enhance product intelligence and capabilities.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in product engineering, with a focus on web and mobile application development and infrastructure oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability in building, deploying, and maintaining scalable, high-availability systems.
  • Proficiency in a range of programming languages and frameworks, and a thorough understanding of both front-end and back-end development practices.
  • Experience with machine learning is an asset, adding value to the role through potential implementation in product features.
  • A dynamic individual with a startup mindset, ready to both lead and execute in a fast-paced, innovation-driven environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a capability to lead complex technical initiatives and inspire a team of engineers.
  • This position is in-person.
 

Full-Stack Engineer

Summary:

In search of a dynamic Full-Stack Engineer to take the reins of our product and backend engineering. The ideal candidate is a versatile technologist capable of managing and executing a broad spectrum of engineering tasks.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the charge in developing cutting-edge full-stack web and mobile applications, ensuring the delivery of user-centric products with seamless functionality.
  1. Architect and implement robust backend systems that support scalable and efficient product operations.
  1. Demonstrate exceptional versatility in engineering, with the ability to develop internal tools, enhance product features through automation, and support various technological needs across the company.

Requirements:

  • Extensive experience in full-stack development, evidenced by a strong portfolio of web and mobile applications.
  • Expertise in a wide array of programming languages, development frameworks, and database technologies, with a comprehensive understanding of both frontend and backend best practices.
  • A demonstrated ability to take on a broad range of engineering tasks, from developing internal tools to crafting features that elevate the user experience.
  • A flexible, agile approach to development, with the ability to pivot between projects and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • A problem-solver at heart, ready to tackle complex engineering challenges and contribute to all aspects of the product development lifecycle.
  • Strong communication skills, with the capacity to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and articulate technical concepts to a variety of stakeholders.

Frontend Engineer

Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled Frontend Engineer to join our team, focusing on the creation of exceptional user experiences across multiple platforms. The ideal candidate will excel in efficient, scalable, and responsive design, capable of crafting solutions that perform seamlessly on desktop, mobile, and beyond.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Design and develop cross-platform frontend applications that provide outstanding user experiences on desktop, mobile, and other devices.
  1. Optimize application efficiency, ensuring fast loading times and peak performance across all platforms.
  1. Collaborate with UX/UI designers to translate visual concepts into functional online experiences.
  1. Implement responsive design principles to ensure that our web applications adapt to the varying screen sizes of different devices.
  1. Stay abreast of the latest frontend technologies and frameworks to continuously improve our frontend development practices.

Requirements:

  • Proven expertise in frontend development with a strong portfolio showcasing cross-platform projects.
  • Mastery of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and experience with frameworks such as React, Vue.js, or Angular.
  • A strong focus on performance optimization and an understanding of the technical factors that influence application speed and user experience.
  • Familiarity with modern development tools and best practices, including version control, build processes, and testing.
  • The ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, delivering high-quality code that is maintainable and scalable.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.

Research Lead

Summary:

We are looking for one Research Lead specifically focusing on developing novel AI solutions. This role is ideal for someone who possesses deep expertise in creating innovative techniques for large-scale models, particularly within the visual or textual domains. The candidate should be passionately committed to not only advancing the field through groundbreaking developments but also ensuring the effective and robust deployment of these technologies.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage end-to-end machine learning research projects, ensuring that they align with strategic business goals.
  1. Innovate and develop new techniques in the realm of large-scale models with a focus on visual or textual content.
  1. Employ rigorous testing and iterative improvement processes to optimize the performance and accuracy of machine learning models.
  1. Work collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams to apply machine learning insights to enhance product offerings.
  1. Stay updated on the latest AI research trends and technologies to guide and innovate future projects.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in machine learning model development, with expertise in PyTorch, JAX or TensorFlow.
  1. Demonstrated capability to independently lead research projects with end-to-end responsibility.
  1. Previous experience in AI research is required. This likely involves a history of publishing research at top conferences.
  1. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  1. Experience with low-level optimizations, such as CUDA kernel programming, is highly regarded but not mandatory.

Research Engineer

Summary:

As a Research Engineer specializing in Machine Learning and Systems Engineering at our company, you will be instrumental in pioneering sophisticated AI solutions. This role demands a unique blend of leadership in conducting end-to-end research projects and technical expertise in building scalable systems. You'll be part of an ambitious team pushing the frontiers of the creative economy through innovation in generative media applications.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage end-to-end machine learning research projects, from conceptualization to deployment, ensuring that they align with strategic business goals.
  1. Design, develop, and implement scalable and efficient data engineering and machine learning systems.
  1. Craft advanced machine learning algorithms using frameworks like JAX, PyTorch, and TensorFlow, particularly for generative media applications.
  1. Work collaboratively with cross-disciplinary teams to apply machine learning insights to enhance product offerings.
  1. Employ rigorous testing and iterative improvement processes to optimize the performance and accuracy of machine learning models.
  1. Stay updated on the latest AI research trends and technologies to guide and innovate future projects.

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in machine learning model development, with expertise in JAX, PyTorch, and TensorFlow.
  1. Demonstrated capability to independently lead research projects with end-to-end responsibility.
  1. Deep understanding of systems engineering with a focus on building scalable solutions for large-scale data processing and model training.
  1. Experience with low-level optimizations, such as CUDA kernel programming, is highly regarded but not mandatory.
  1. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to collaborate effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment.
 
 

At Pika, we champion an inclusive culture where every individual is embraced, irrespective of gender identity, orientation, or expression. Our dedication is to dismantle exclusivity and obstacles, fostering a community that nurtures innovative thought and fresh perspectives.

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