Software Engineer, Backend

Seoul (Hybrid) • Full time

  • Go
  • Back-end

At Twelve Labs, we are pioneering the development of cutting-edge multimodal foundation models that have the ability to comprehend videos just like humans do. Our models have redefined the standards in video-language modeling, empowering us with more intuitive and far-reaching capabilities, and fundamentally transforming the way we interact with and analyze various forms of media.

With a remarkable $77 million in Seed and Series A funding, our company is backed by top-tier venture capital firms such as NVIDIA’s NVentures, NEA, Radical Ventures, and Index Ventures, and prominent AI visionaries and founders such as Fei-Fei Li, Silvio Savarese, Alexandr Wang and more. Headquartered in San Francisco, with an influential APAC presence in Seoul, our global footprint underscores our commitment to driving worldwide innovation.

We are a global company that values the uniqueness of each person’s journey. It is the differences in our cultural, educational, and life experiences that allow us to constantly challenge the status quo. We are looking for individuals who are motivated by our mission and eager to make an impact as we push the bounds of technology to transform the world. Join us as we revolutionize video understanding and multimodal AI.

About The Role

As a backend engineer, your main tasks include making our video AI models accessible to developers, creating scalable interfaces, and building a robust backend system based on Micro Service Architecture. You'll also develop a SaaS Platform for general customers and consider on-premise service packaging for enterprise clients. Additionally, you'll optimize API performance, construct Massive Traffic Distributed Systems, and troubleshoot any issues.

In this role, you will

  • Design and develop a Video Understanding Platform API that developers can easily understand and utilize:
  • Make Twelve Labs' massive video AI models (Video Foundation Model) easily comprehensible even without ML domain knowledge
  • Aim for scalable interfaces to seamlessly integrate with various domains
  • Build a backend system based on Micro Service Architecture (MSA) to provide scalable services in various environments:
  • Establish Micro Service Architecture for continuous deployment, fault isolation, and flexible scaling
  • Construct a SaaS Platform using container-based services (EKS, ECS, etc.) on cloud platforms like AWS for general customers
  • Consider service packaging for on-premise operation for enterprise customers
  • Ensure global service availability and improvement through operations and enhancements:
  • Optimize existing API performance and service logic
  • Build Massive Traffic Distributed Systems to handle large-scale data processing in real-time
  • Increase throughput by optimizing process utilization through profiling
  • Troubleshoot bugs, service outages, and other issues

You may be a good fit if you have

  • 3+ years of experience in backend development
  • Experience in leading the design and development of RESTful APIs
  • Experience developing with Go language
  • Experience in developing and operating services in cloud environment
  • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate within teams and across teams
  • Proficient in English communication, both spoken and written

Even if there are a few checkboxes that aren’t ticked through your prior experience, we still encourage you to apply! If you are a 0-to-1 achiever, a ferocious learner, and a kind and fun team player who motivates others, you will find a home at Twelve Labs.

We welcome applicants from all walks of life and are committed to equal-opportunity employment. We cherish and celebrate diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our company much stronger.

Benefits and Perks

🤝 An open and inclusive culture and work environment.

🧑‍💻 Work closely with a collaborative, mission-driven team on cutting-edge AI technology.

✈️ Extremely flexible PTO and parental leave policy. Office closed the week of Christmas and New Years.

🏙 Remote-flexible, offices in San Francisco and Seoul and coworking stipend.