Lead Software Architect

Focused on the future of filmmaking, Wonder Dynamics is an LA-based start-up founded by Actor/Producer, Tye Sheridan who’s starred in films like Ready Player One, X-Men: Apocalypse, Mud, and VFX Supervisor/Filmmaker Nikola Todorovic.

Their mission is to revolutionize the production and post-production process by leveraging state-of-the-art AI. They are striving to democratize the use of visual effects which will pave the way for the next generation of filmmakers. That mission attracted some of the most influential individuals in the film and tech industry that are now involved in their team. Wonder Dynamics is backed by Epic Games, Samsung, Horizons Ventures (a Hong Kong VC firm with early investments in Skype, Siri, Facebook and more), and Founders Fund, a leading Silicon Valley VC that funded some giants like Space X, Facebook, Spotify, DeepMind, etc.) Their Advisory Board consists of leaders in Hollywood and Silicon Valley:

  • Joshua Baer, founder/CEO of Capital Factory
  • Terry Douglas, Producer and financier of Film and TV. Founder of Rhea Films,
  • Angjoo Kanazawa, assistant professor at UC Berkeley and Google research scientist;
  • Joe Russo Director, screenwriter, and Producer (directed Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame)
  • Robert Schwab – Private equity investor, President, and CEO of R&L Properties
  • Steven Spielberg – Film director, producer, and screenwriter
  • Antonio Torralba – Professor and Head of AI and Decision making, EECS,
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Gregory Trattner – President, Film Finances Inc.

About the Role:

We’re looking for a seasoned engineer to lead the charge in building our content creation platform, an AI web-based cloud content creation platform that will unify what our Machine Learning, Deep Learning and creative team have been building. The foundation of the platform is designed to bring blockbuster-level VFX to creators of all levels, but the potential of its applications extends well beyond visual effects.

If you join Wonder Dynamics, you will work alongside our founders, the Deep learning and Machine Learning teams. Also, because we are operating in state-of-the-art territory, there will always be something new to learn on the horizon.

Challenges you will encounter:

  • Working on the cloud-based, asynchronous, microservice architecture of the web-based platform
  • Working closely with a team of research engineers and artists
  • Working with Machine Learning and Deep Learning pipelines
  • Big data

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing back-end services for AI web-based platform that will connect the various ML services that Machine Learning and Deep Learning teams build
  • Developing high-level and detailed technical designs for Ai web-based platform, considering scalability, security, performance, and maintainability
  • Developing back-end APIs
  • Collaborate with business analysts and stakeholders to understand and translate business requirements into technical specifications and architectural designs
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate technologies, frameworks, and tools for software development projects, keeping up with industry trends
  • Collaborate with our recruiting team to scale the engineering department

What we are looking for:

  • Has BS/MS in Computer Science or similar
  • 5+ years of experience with backend development
  • Experience in building and supporting scalable and secure web services
  • Has strong knowledge and experience in C# (.NET)
  • Experience with Microservice architecture
  • Experience setting up Docker / AWS
  • Knowledge of relational and non-relational databases
  • Has DevOps experience
  • Has knowledge about cloud application security best practices
  • Has experience in building RESTful web services
  • Experience deploying machine learning models is a plus

Soft Skills:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Strategic planning
  • Decision-making skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • Empathy
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability

Why you should consider joining us

At the intersection of film and technology, this job will offer a very unique experience, and you will be exposed to a diverse set of fields spanning from film production and visual effects to AI, machine learning, and computer vision. Because we are operating in state-of-the-art territory, there will always be something new to learn on the horizon. We highly value our team and the support of our co-workers and strive to create the best environment to work in.

We offer a competitive salary, valuable stock options, and comprehensive benefits that allow individual flexibility for all employees to choose what makes the most sense for their personal situation.

Wonder Dynamics is committed to a culture of flexibility, diversity, and fun for all of our employees. We are working on some of the most challenging technical problems and we know the solutions will come from all of us working together in an inclusive, transparent, and open manner.

Flexible working hours

  • Remote, in-office & hybrid opportunities are available.

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