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Member of Technical Staff, ML Optimization



Software Engineering, IT, Data Science
Posted on Thursday, December 8, 2022

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 three years, we’ve raised funding from top-tier investors including Felicis, Coatue, Lux, and Amplify, all with a team small enough to fit at one (growing) table. Our team consists of creative, open minded, caring and entrepreneurial individuals 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 a Senior ML Infrastructure Engineer to help us optimize our AI models for media generation. The ideal candidate for this role has extensive experience improving the performance of model training and inference, strong low-level understanding of GPU workloads, and thrives in fast-paced, high-ownership environment.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Optimize our state-of-the-art AI models for video generation, such as Gen-1 and Gen-2
  • Build tooling to improve the efficiency and reliability of distributed training runs on Runway’s HPC cluster

What you’ll need 💻

  • 3+ years of experience in a role optimizing machine learning model inference and training on NVIDIA hardware
  • Knowledge of Python, C/C++, CUDA, and extensive experience profiling GPU performance and distributed training runs
  • Contributions to an ML framework (such as PyTorch), optimized runtimes for inference (such as TensorRT) or compilers (such as GCC)
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and documentation skills

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: $150,000-$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 individuals 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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