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Director of Engineering

Company: Genies, Inc.
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Genies is Gen Z's leading avatar technology company empowering humans to create their own avatar ecosystems. Genies provides tools that allow users to create their own avatars, avatar wearable fashion lines, avatar worlds, and avatar interactive experiences in web3. The company has 99% celebrity avatar market share through its partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group as their "official avatar and digital goods provider with thousands of Genie creators including Justin Bieber, Migos, Cardi B, and J Balvin. Our avatar marketplace "The Warehouse" built with Dapper Labs, allows creators to design and sell their avatar ecosystem creations (i.e. avatar fashion lines) to the masses. Genies has raised $200M from investors such as Silver Lake, BOND, NEA, and Breyer Capital. The Board of Directors consists of Bob Iger, Mary Meeker, Rick Yang, and Akash Nigam. Genies is looking for an experienced and creative technologist to join us as our first Director of Engineering. Reporting to the CEO, this Director of Engineering will drive the growth and development of R&D, extend the functionality of our UGC tools, and oversee the integration of Machine Learning & Computer Vision. You'll plan an integral role in determining which systems, tools and technologies Genies will invest in, and help the leadership team strategize on where the introduction of emerging technologies will advance the product suite and user experience. Our ideal candidate thrives in complex, highly technical, and creatively ambiguous environments that push the boundaries of innovation to deliver dynamic and equitable user experiences. Genies mission is to empower consumers to own their own avatar ecosystems, and we believe that the addition of this leader will allow us to achieve our goal of empowering consumers to do just that; while also becoming the future of consumer social interactions and experiences. If you've ever dreamt of owning the future of avatars then this is the ideal role for you. What You'll be Doing:

  • Strategize the research and development of user facing tools for avatar ecosystems
  • Work with leadership and product to develop a company-wide technical vision and strategy
  • Evaluate emerging technology and recommend innovative solutions
  • Combine technical and business decision making skills in charting the technical vision.
  • Integrate novel ML/CV technologies into creative tools and products
  • Build a team of ML and graphics engineers and mentor their development
  • Develop technical equity and a library of IP to leverage across applications What You Should Have:
    • MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • 10+ years experience designing and integrating new technologies into tools and products
    • 5+ years building and managing large teams of engineers and technical artists
    • Deep knowledge of ML, specifically neural network modeling and data aggregation and grooming
    • Expert understanding of high end computer graphics, real time engines and mobile hardware.
    • Highly organized with a strong ability to take initiative and work collaboratively
    • Past experience building 0 to 1 products or technologies
    • Experience building teams from the ground up - you're a talent magnet with a broad technical network
      • Huge Plus: Authored patents, publications, industry presentations Here's why you'll love working at Genies:
        • You'll work with a team that you'll be able to learn from and grow with, including support for your own professional development
        • You'll be at the helm of your own career, shaping it with your own innovative contributions to a nascent team and product with flexible hours and a work from home policy
        • You'll enjoy the culture and perks of a startup, with the stability of being well funded
        • Comprehensive health insurance for you and your family (Anthem + Kaiser Options Available), Dental and Vision Insurance
        • Competitive salaries for all full time employees
        • Unlimited paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays, in addition to paid parental leave, bereavement leave, and jury duty leave for full-time employees
        • Health & wellness support through programs such as monthly wellness reimbursement
        • Working in a brand new, bright, open-environment and fun office space - there's even a slide! Genies is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value diversity, inclusion, and aim to provide a sense of belonging for everyone.

Keywords: Genies, Inc., Los Angeles , Director of Engineering, Executive , Los Angeles, California

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