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Director of Engineering

Company: Vyrill Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Vyrill is an AI-powered video intelligence and marketing platform that utilizes In-video Search to deliver "moments that matter" within video content to boost conversion and customer acquisition for brands and retailers. Vyrill enables enterprises to 'search' or 'google' inside any video on web or mobile to unlock video data and critical insights for growth. Vyrill speeds marketing decisions by helping brands understand and leverage video data at scale in hours vs. months from YouTube, Tiktok, Instagram, Campaigns and other platforms to develop e-commerce and content marketing strategies. Vyrill speeds purchase decisions by responding to shopper Q&A with answers with key moments/clips from any video(s) on the shopper purchase journey. Vyrill helps brands create, curate, connect and convert with shoppers with video. We have developed the industry's first video ranking system for commerce. Our technology helps amplify brand awareness up to 38% and increase page engagement up to 68% and boost conversion up to 38%. On top of that, we were voted top 'cool' video analytics & licensing vendor by Forrester Research & Gartner Research in 2020. Vyrill won the best startup award on stage at TechCrunch 2021. -Want to know more? -This role is key to helping us scale. You will be responsible for growing our video commerce platform and core AI technology to millions of videos in multiple languages. You'll build and develop tools to help our customers grow revenue with video. -Why is this role for you? You want a challenge, you're intellectually curious with a strong sense of ownership and accountability. You like "the new" and are eager to learn more about fast growing industries. You've worked at several startups or recently left the corporate world to join a startup. You want to be a part of a real team, one that has fun, pushes boundaries, and does cool stuff. You're ready to work in the unknown (if you haven't already) and exemplify leadership excellence. This is not a bunch of "if else" and conditional statements. -We are not a fluff AI company. -What makes you right for this role? You have a founder-mindset and want to build something BIG. You will build the structure to analyze growing data so that videos will be recommended to customers and retailers - and you'll be the right hand (or left) to the CEO. You'll be a high performing leader building (and then managing) a high performing team. You have grit and are ready to bulldoze your way towards the goal. -What you'll be working on: -Management:
--- Lead our engineering team and oversee its day-to-day operations. ---- Scale the engineering organization by hiring and retaining exceptional talent. ---- Strive for efficiency as the team grows quickly ---- Focus on results while thinking strategically and balancing both short and long-term strategies.--- Collaborate with Sales, Marketing and Customer Success teams to incorporate and prioritize customer feedback and improvements. ---- Ability to hire leaders and engineers and build strong inclusive teams. -Technical: -
--- Design organizations, systems, and tools to help us scale effectively. ---- Architect a robust engineering system to sustain the heavy load of AI processes and to build a robust and efficient product.--- Developing API and Widget infrastructure to enable new services for partners and customers. --- Develop infrastructure to capture and understand video from multiple platforms.
--- Focus on driving efficiency as the team is quickly expanding. -Relationship Management: -
--- Work closely with Product, Design, and AI leadership on strategic planning, product development, and execution. ---- Work closely with teams in different countries, continents, and time zones. -Relevant experience and requirements: ---- Proven track record of 10+ years of experience. ---- 4+ years of leadership experience at a startup, even better if during the rapid team and business growth phase. ---- Expertise of combined experience in backend software or infrastructure architecture.
--- Experience with cloud computing platforms like AWS. --- Comfortable leading middle to large teams (15+ engineers), including a blend of US based and off-shore or near-shore team members. ---- Demonstrated excellence in scaling an engineering team with organizational design. (Recognizing architectural and software problems while steering engineers away from implementing them at scale.) ---- Strong background in applied machine learning, theory, and practice. -Nice to have: -
--- Direct experience working on a two-sided platform or marketplace. ---- Understanding of AI and ML infrastructure. --- Previous experience building widgets and integrating APIs with e-commerce or social media platforms. ---- Experience with developing e-commerce or search products and services. -How to APPLY -If interested, please email CEO & Co-founder Ajay Bam at with your LinkedIn profile.Thank you for choosing to apply with us. Join thousands of people who get our video marketing, commerce, and SEO tips each month

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