Software Engineer - Backend

San Francisco, Engineering, Full-time

Standard Cyborg is adding to our team of people who are passionate about multiplying the potential of the real world. We are building end-to-end tools that make it easy for any engineer to design, test, run and scale computer vision applications. If you want to work at a company who is building a fundamental layer of tools to enable a better future, welcome to Standard Cyborg.

What you’ll do

As the first backend engineer on our team, you’ll be responsible for the design and deployment of a system that enables our customers to run ML inference, as well as pre and post-processing backed by our computer vision SDK. This system will scale to serve ML training as well. You will own, with support from the rest of the product team, taking this service from concept to a production version 1 and beyond. The features you build will be used both internally and by customers the day it launches.

We’re looking for:

  • Experience building scalable multiple backend systems from the ground up with particular experience in either/both Python and C++.
  • Specific experience with ML infrastructure or building data-processing pipelines
  • Strong experience with building services on AWS
  • Good intuition on framework selection or rolling-our-own
  • Understanding of the full-stack and able to work up the stack as necessary

Working style:

  • Can take broad requirements and timelines for the product, define and refine them, and drive them to completion.
  • Cares deeply about the craft and quality of what you build and hold yourself to intrinsic standards.
  • Is motivated by impact. Strives to solve problems that make a real impact for our customers beyond technical novelty.
  • Has strong fundamental IQ/EQ with a track record of high quality work, and a passion for learning.

Standard Cyborg is a close-knit team motivated by curiosity and a passion for meeting meaningful, real-world needs. Our team is original, humble, enthusiastic, and ready to spend the next several years advancing the state of the art in Computer Vision. You deeply value these traits and see yourself actively contributing to building this culture.


  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Daily catered lunches and snacks
  • Culture of learning and development with monthly learning budget

Our hiring practices

You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. At Standard Cyborg, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. We’re playing the long game - we care more about your slope than your y-intercept.

Standard Cyborg is an equal opportunity workplace. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national orientation, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

About Standard Cyborg

The computer vision tools of yesterday were fragmented, incomplete, and inaccessible to nearly all developers. Standard Cyborg is founded on the belief that computer vision should be accessible to all and that there is immense potential to be unlocked by bridging the gap between bits and atoms.

Hackers, students, startups and large companies use our tools to design, test, run and scale computer vision applications such as: designing post-mastectomy bra inlays, capturing faces for custom eyewear, scanning parts for documentation in factories, measuring feet for shoe sizing, and much, much more.

Simply put, we solve some of the hardest and most central problems in computer vision infrastructure so our customers can build amazing things faster.

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