About the company
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 Dougas - Producer and financier of Film and TV. Founder of Rhea Films,1821 Media
- 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. (World leader in completion guarantees and film services)
About the Position
Wonder Dynamics is on the lookout for a seasoned Developer to join their team. As a developer, you will be building a platform solution that will unify what the Machine Learning and Deep Learning teams have been building. Your mission would be to build a web-based cloud application, and you will have the freedom to set up everything from the scratch.
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 they are operating in the state-of-the-art territory, there will always be something new to learn on the horizon.
If you join Wonder Dynamics, you will be one of the ﬁrst members of the software development team and will work closely with the ML teams. As an early member of the Development team, there is a chance to grow into a team lead and potentially tech lead position in the department.
Challenges you will encounter
- Setting up the architecture of the web application
- Working closely with a team of research engineers and artists
- Working with Machine Learning and Deep Learning pipelines
- Massive data
- Creating a back-end service for AI web-based platform that will connect the various ML services that Machine Learning and Deep Learning teams build.
- Setting up and developing back-end APIs that will grow into a cloud-based platform
- Making a basic front-end of the app for back-end use
- Setting up the basic DevOps infrastructure
- Project architecture management
- Team management when other software developers join
- Has BS/MS in Computer Science or similar
- Has experience in building and supporting scalable and secure web services
- Has knowledge about cloud application security best practices
- Has experience in building RESTful web services
- Experience setting up AWS / Docker for hosting ML services is a huge bonus
- Experience with Microservices
- Experience setting up Docker / AWS
Why should you 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 the 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.
Wonder Dynamics a media-tech startup developing an AI production tool that would allow indie filmmakers to deliver blockbuster-level VFX on a fraction of the budget.
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