Backend Software Engineer, Twelve Labs

Salary not provided
AWS
Go
Mid and Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area
Twelve Labs

AI-enabled video understanding technology

Open for applications

Twelve Labs

AI-enabled video understanding technology

21-100 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceContentMachine LearningSaaSVideo

Open for applications

Salary not provided
AWS
Go
Mid and Senior level
San Francisco Bay Area

21-100 employees

B2BArtificial IntelligenceContentMachine LearningSaaSVideo

Company mission

To help developers build programs that can see, listen, and understand the world by giving them the most powerful video understanding infrastructure.

Company mission

To help developers build programs that can see, listen, and understand the world by giving them the most powerful video understanding infrastructure.

Led by a woman
Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Developing an algorithm that can understand text, or images is (relatively) straightforward. However, it becomes a lot more challenging when it’s required to understand video, where these modes fuse with audio and context becomes much harder to gauge.

Twelve Labs has developed a Machine Learning solution that can do just that, then make the inner content of the video indexable for developers and highly searchable for users.

This kind of tech could prove immensely valuable as its use cases go far beyond searchability for the end user. In theory it could be used for more accurate community guidelines monitoring on social media, enterprise knowledge search, and a better overall understanding of the value of video content.

Founded in 2021, Twelve Labs is still a relatively young startup. However Index Ventures, Radical Ventures, Expa, and Techstars have provided significant backing, showing that there’s plenty of confidence in the company’s potential.

Benefits

  • Voluntary commuting, voluntary remote work and flexible work system (Work-from-anywhere & anyhow)
  • Home office setup stipend
  • Market-leading competitive compensation packages (salary, stock options, etc.)

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Jun 2024

$50m

SERIES A

Oct 2023

$10m

EARLY VC

$77.2m

Total funding

This company has top investors

Founders

Jae Lee

(CEO)

After interning as a Software Engineer at Samsung and Amazon, they joined the Republic of Korean's Cyber Operations Command as a Lead Data Scientist. Co-founded Twelve Labs after this period of military service.

Interned at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a Deep Learning Researcher. Completed their National Defense duty as an AI & ML Engineer in the Cyber Operations Command.

Sung Jun (SJ) Kim

(Head Of Software Architecture)

Like co-founders Aiden and Jae Lee, served for the Ministry of National Defense as a Lead Software Engineer in the Cyber Operations Command. Before this they were a Cyber Security Research Scientist at Sungkyunkwan University.

Dave Chung

(Head of Operations)

Previously a Project Team Lead at the Institute of East and West Studies (IEWS) at Yonsei University, focusing on the planning and development of the Korean Web 3.0 ecosystem (Funded by the Ministry of ICT).

Soyoung Lee

(Head of Business Development)

Worked in risk assurance for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Seoul before co-founding Twelve Labs.

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