Overview: 

Spotter, named one of TIME100's Most Influential Companies this year, empowers top YouTube creators to accelerate their business and unleash their full creative potential by giving them access to the capital, knowledge, and community they need to succeed at scale. As the top provider of creator-friendly growth capital, Spotter tailors our investments to meet the unique needs of each creator we partner with, giving them the freedom to create without compromise.

Creators are free to reinvest their funds however they choose, from hiring a team, to building their own production studios, and everything in between, all while maintaining total control over their catalogs, their channels, and their future earnings. In addition to funding, Spotter provides creators with in-depth data insights into the performance of their existing content, enabling them to leverage the full value of their library, as well as the value of future uploads and how they can improve performance in the future.

Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Variety, Axios, and more, Spotter has already deployed over $850 million to YouTube creators to reinvest in themselves and accelerate their growth. Spotter has licensed content that consists of over 725,000 videos, which generate 88 billion monthly watch-time minutes. With our curated premium video catalog, we deliver a unique scaled media solution to Advertisers and Ad Agencies that is transparent, efficient, and 100% brand safe.

What You’ll Do

Are you ready to shape the future of artificial intelligence applications at Spotter? We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer, AI, who will play a pivotal role in the development and enhancement of our AI-driven platform. This role requires a combination of robust technical skills and a passion for innovative AI technologies to build scalable backend systems that support advanced text and image generation capabilities.

  • Design, build, and maintain efficient and reliable backend systems tailored for AI applications.
  • Optimize existing backend systems to enhance speed, scalability, and adaptability.
  • Work closely with data scientists and MLOps engineers to deploy machine learning models into production, ensuring quality and reliability.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure that AI systems are aligned with the company’s goals while maintaining cutting-edge performance.
  • Troubleshoot, test, and maintain core services, ensuring resiliency through monitoring and alerting capabilities.

Who You Are

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of experience in backend development, with a significant focus on AI-driven applications.
  • Strong experience in building microservices using NodeJS and related technologies (such as Express or NestJS).
  • Familiarity with the latest LLM models and APIs.
  • Expertise in cloud services (AWS, Azure, GCP) and familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Well-versed in handling various database systems like PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and data lakes, with a solid understanding of data architecture and API management.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to tackle complex system integration issues.

Additional Valued Skills

  • Familiarity with machine learning frameworks such as TensorFlow or PyTorch.
  • Experience with YouTube APIs and YouTube/video performance data.
  • Experience with large-scale systems design and distributed computing.
  • Active engagement with the broader AI and tech community, keeping up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technologies.

Why Spotter

  • Medical & vision insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Complimentary gym access
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in Culver City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range is: $100K-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual discretionary bonus and equity.

Spotter is an equal opportunity employer. Spotter does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, use of or request for family or medical leave, political affiliation, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local laws. 

Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations as part of the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Department.

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