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Senior Video R&D Engineer



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Sunday, October 1, 2023

At Runway, we believe everyone has a story to tell. Our mission is to make professional video and content creation accessible to all. We are taking recent advancements in computer graphics, the web, and machine learning to push the boundaries of creativity and in turn, lower the barriers of content creation; unfastening a new wave of storytelling 🚀

Over the last four years, we’ve raised funding from top-tier investors and partners including Amplify, Coatue, Compound, Felicis, Google, Lux, NVIDIA, and Salesforce. Our team consists of creative, open minded, caring, and entrepreneurial people from all walks of life. We aspire to build incredible things which starts with building an incredible team, so we’d love to hear from you! 😁

About the role 🎉

We’re looking for Senior Video R&D Engineers to build and scale new features for Runway’s video tools. Design and conduct experiments to test the operation of video software tools and new functionalities and analyze the results. Must have experience working in video delivery, with extensive knowledge of multimedia formats, deeply interested in the intersection of machine learning and video. Full time. Multiple positions available.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Work with the research and engineering teams on challenging problems related to real-
    time video processing, streaming, and synchronization.
  • Analyze our current video software needs and then design and develop software solutions
    to meet those needs, testing and ensuring the software functionality through maintenance
    and testing.

What you’ll need 💻

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or closely related technical
    field, or the equivalent.
  • 4 years of experience in the job offered or closely related position in video software
  • 3 years of experience specifically related to Video Playback.
  • 4 years of experience with JavaScript.
  • 2 years of experience with Python.
  • Experience with multimedia stack, including containers, streaming protocols, and A/V
  • Experience inspecting, manipulating, debugging binary formats.
  • Experience prototyping and iterating solutions on tight deadlines

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: $157,477 - $200,000

Working at Runway 🥳

We are a small and growing team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. And we’re building a unique team of talented people from diverse backgrounds. We believe that this will allow us to continue to up-level each other, our company, and our product. We’re looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.

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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