We’re on a mission to remove barriers that prevent developers from building their own computer vision applications. Roboflow streamlines the process of labeling, training, and deploying a computer vision model.
Computer vision is going to transform every industry. We’re already seeing this play out in fields like transportation (self driving cars), agriculture (drone spraying), and medicine (early stage cancer detection). But these superpowers shouldn’t be locked up in the handful of giant technology companies that can afford to hire teams of machine learning PhDs.
Roboflow enables any developer to use computer vision without being a machine learning expert. Our first product, Roboflow Organize, is the key missing infrastructure that allows developers to get raw images into any model framework — replacing a sprawling list of one-off utils everyone has to reinvent and enabling our users to have working models in hours, not weeks.
For example, Sarah Hinkley from Barn Owl Drones uses vision to identify weeds from crops in drone images so her customers can use fewer herbicides and grow more. She’s one of our over 20,000 users working on problems we couldn’t even imagine when we got started!
Today, Roboflow has five full-time members: Amanda, Brad, Jacob, Matt, and Joseph. We also have a high school intern, Jim, who recently finished Calc 3 at the local university. Nikki also recently started part-time – she’s researching our new signups and learning more about how we can best solve their problems. Kelo, Amanda’s dog, is the best at frisbee among us.
We’re united in our common goals to create high quality products and place our users first. Since we’re a small upstart, that often means building things really quickly and fixing bugs right away.
Various team members enjoy cycling, lake water sports, chess, the outdoors, running, and a smorgasbord of other activities… but we all enjoy learning (especially from one another).
Roboflow went from zero to over 20,000 users in 2020 and our customers are requesting features and product enhancements faster than we can provide them.
We’re starting to build out our engineering, marketing, and sales teams. As an integral part of our core team, all roles will inevitably involve wearing a lot of hats; we’re specifically looking for people excited about learning new things and filling gaps where needed. And most importantly, we’re looking for people who ship.
About the role
What we’re looking for
Until now, our marketing responsibilities have been shared amongst the entire team. As we’ve continued to grow, it’s evident there are a wealth of opportunities such that this deserves a dedicated role.
So far our growth has primarily come through content marketing and SEO. We are excited to expand into additional channels including partnerships with complimentary tools, industry-specific initiatives, social media, and encouraging our customers share their stories through their own networks.
What we need from you
We’re looking to add someone who will lead the charge across a wide range of activities to help build our brand and audience with the ultimate goal of helping to fill the top of the sales funnel.
Example projects might include
- Identifying where target user personas spend time online then crafting and executing a strategy to reach and engage them.
- Researching and creating industry specific landing pages.
- Finding relevant influencers and negotiating sponsorships or partnerships.
- Propagating content to social media
- Amplifying the things our users are building.
Who you might be
This role doesn’t require a lot of prior formal experience, but you should have a history of leading the charge on projects. Someone eager to learn new things, tackle new problems, and develop a track record and reputation for shipping would be perfect. We love hiring past and future founders.
Our goal is to build the world’s best computer vision infrastructure so our users don’t have to. This means we handle a lot of challenging complexities like seamlessly ingesting dozens of data formats, processing millions of images per day, and deploying auto-scaling machine learning infrastructure that can handle our customers’ most demanding training and deployment needs.
Our core app sits atop Firebase with assistance from auto-scaling groups of Docker containers (for jobs like archiving datasets and training models). We also heavily lean on serverless infrastructure so we can gracefully deal with bursty traffic involved in manipulating datasets that can range anywhere from one hundred to one million images.
We also maintain a library of Colab notebooks our customers can use to train common computer vision models, a directory of public datasets, and a web of format specifications. We see building and supporting mini-projects like these that are helpful to the community at large as part of our role in democratizing computer vision.
To apply for this job please visit www.workatastartup.com.