Aura is hiring an experienced data engineer to join our team.

You will work directly with the Chief Scientist, CTO, and other senior engineers to identify, prioritize, and execute on the most impactful projects for the company.

We use data to power everything we do, from product features to marketing insights.  We have a network of thousands of picture frames across the world delivering cherished family photos - the right photo at the right time. We apply state-of-the-art computer vision and machine learning technology to thousands of photos every day to automatically sort and curate our users' libraries. We have experienced 300% year-over-year growth, and the scale of our network will continue to grow in the future. There is a seemingly endless supply of challenging new problems and new questions.

Our data stack is built on Python running in AWS. We utilize Caffe, Dlib, PyTorch and OpenCV to build our systems. We have a fleet of p2.xlarge instances that scales in real-time with user engagement.  Our product-facing JSON API is built in Ruby on Rails, which forwards requests to the Python services using SQS.

An ideally qualified candidate will have many or all of the following:

  • 3+ years experience with Python
  • 3+ years experience with ML at scale
  • Familiarity with ML frameworks including Caffe, Dlib, PyTorch
  • Familiarity with computer vision frameworks including OpenCV
  • Familiarity with AWS technologies including EC2 and SQS
  • Experience with or a desire to learn about Ruby on Rails
  • An inquisitive attitude, and drive to ask and find answers to hard questions using data

This position is available in San Francisco (Mission) or New York City (Chinatown). We have fully staffed offices including engineering teams in both cities. You will have the opportunity to travel between offices for team meetings and offsites. We are also open to candidates in Seattle, where our Chief Scientist is located.

About Aura

Aura sells a leading smart frame for your home, marrying sophisticated technology with thoughtful design. The Aura Frame is designed to be both beautiful and easy-to-use, while providing powerful automatic photo curation features. Aura's customers rave about the product online and in-person, as it provides immediate and private connection with your closest family, at any physical distance. We are sold online and at retail, including Best Buy and Bloomingdales.


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