Engineering Manager, API Platform

Job Description:

Runway is a research company pioneering new tools for human imagination. Runway has been at the forefront of multi-modal AI systems ensuring that the future of content creation is accessible, controllable and empowering for creatives. Runway’s mission is to ensure that anyone anywhere can tell their stories. We believe that deep learning techniques applied to audiovisual content will forever change art, creativity, and design tools.

Runway is leading a shift to generative media that is unlocking an unprecedented level of creative potential. The invention of the camera 200 years ago forever changed our world –  AI is a new kind of camera that will reshape storytelling forever and lead to full feature films that are entirely generated.

About the role

We're looking for an Engineering Manager to lead and manage the team responsible for Runway's platform and API. You should have experience leading high-performing engineering teams and be deeply interested in the intersection of machine learning and distributed systems.

You’ll have a chance to work closely with our research, machine learning engineering and product engineering teams to build low-latency, high-reliability APIs powering our machine learning based creation tools as well as the infrastructure to support them.

What you’ll do

  • Lead a talented engineering team and keep pushing the boundaries of content creation in the browser
  • Collaborate closely with leadership and the engineering team to define, prioritize, and execute on ambitious goals that will shape the future of Runway
  • Build a team of skilled fullstack engineers from diverse backgrounds
  • Build server components for upcoming product features for Runway’s AI-based content creation and collaboration tools
  • Design and deploy high-performance, secure, and reliable services that leverage state-of-the-art machine learning and graphics technologies to process and deliver multimedia content in real-time
  • Continuously optimize and evolve our backend architecture to achieve new levels of performance, security, reliability, and code excellence as we scale to meet the growing demands of our platform

What you’ll need

  • 1+ year of experience in a team lead or engineering manager role, with a proven track record of leading and growing high-performing teams
  • 4+ years of industry experience in a backend, full stack, or machine learning engineering role
  • Expert-level understanding and experience in designing and implementing distributed systems, databases, security measures, and APIs
  • Empathetic and inclusive leadership style
  • Strategic mindset and business acumen, with the ability to align technical initiatives with company objectives and drive growth
  • Experience with Kubernetes and cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure
  • Ability to rapidly prototype solutions and iterate on them with tight product deadlines
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and documentation skills
  • Proficiency in NodeJS or Python
  • Full stack development experience is a nice to have but not a requirement

Runway strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on competitive market rates for our size, stage and industry, and salary is just one part of the overall compensation package we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $220,000-$270,000

Working at Runway

Great things come from great teams. We’d love to hear from you.

We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply.

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  • 📍 Worldwide
  • 📝 Full Time
  • 💰 USD $220,000 - $270,000
  • 📅 1 day ago