Support Engineer

Support Engineer

Genuinely one of the most diverse companies I've seen so far. And the rare case where a company claims diversity as a value and is clearly backing that up with their hiring. Cool!

Coactive | $186,000-$220,000

✅ Green Means Go | Hybrid | San Francisco, San Jose, California, United States |

Steph's Notes:

Genuinely one of the most diverse companies I've seen so far. And the rare case where a company claims diversity as a value and is clearly backing that up with their hiring. Cool!

Whew, this is too real:

We have the scars from building and working with the first generation of modern machine learning systems at Google, Meta, Pinterest, eBay, Lyft, and other leading organizations.

Since this is a founding role (something they emphasize a surprising amount) and the duties themselves have a distinct leadership flavor, I feel like the title should be a little more senior, but the pay is excellent for this kind of role.

Also, I don't think I've ever seen a support engineer described as being a mentor for other teams and I'm digging the spirit:

Be the resident support expert and mentor for engineering and Go-To-Market teams

I really like that they included this:

Shape best practices and company culture as we grow

Normally I'd count mentions of A-players (on the Careers page) and "Previous experience in a fast-paced startup environment is a plus" as flags, but overall I think they've done such a good job of conveying their company culture and values and describing this role that I don't think these things are a big deal. I think we have another Green Means Go on our hands!

Yes, It's AI. I'm as surprised as you.

(One last note: the font color is bright green in the application and it is painful and difficult to read. I think this is likely more a design issue than a cultural one, so again I'm not dinging them for it, but if you happen to come across this BJB posting, Coactive, you should probably fix it.)


Original Job Description: Support Engineer

Coactive makes it easy to search, filter, and analyze visual content. Increasingly image and video data captures the content we watch, the products we buy, and the work we do, and already represents 80% of internet traffic. But rather than being an asset, visual content is often a tax or even a liability because it is so hard to work with and understand. Coactive solves this by bringing structure to unstructured visual data. Rather than spending months (or years) building complex infrastructure, data teams can unlock the value of their visual data in minutes to power use cases such as content understanding and moderation, search, and analytics.

Coactive was founded by experts who shaped the fields of high-performance deep learning and data-centric AI. We have the scars from building and working with the first generation of modern machine learning systems at Google, Meta, Pinterest, eBay, Lyft, and other leading organizations. Through our decades of experience, we have developed a playbook to democratize the toughest parts of machine learning systems; no PhD required.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with one of Forbes' top 50 AI companies, backed by key investors such as Andreesen Horowitz and Bessemer Ventures. This position is truly a chance to be part of a category-defining team that is attracting top-tier talent interested in pushing the boundaries of what's possible in AI. 

As a Founding Support Engineer, you will be the founding member of the Support team and will be a key technical contributor working closely with the founders, engineering, product, and customer success. Your primary goal is to provide technical support and guidance to customers, taking end-to-end ownership of customer issues while proactively supporting Coactive’s products (e.g., setting up monitoring, creating technical knowledge base). As the founding member of this function, you’ll collaborate closely with customers and internal teams  to tackle complex technical challenges, cultivate product knowledge and lead strategic organizational and process improvements.  

What we look for:

What we look for:

What you can expect from us:

This is a hybrid position based in San Francisco or San Jose, California.

The estimated annual base salary for this position is between *$186,000-$220,000

At Coactive, cash salary is only one part of our total compensation package. Other benefits for this position include, but are not limited to:

Further, you can expect a supportive work environment from us. We build products, but we develop people. 

Join us in revolutionizing how businesses harness the power of machine learning to unlock the potential of unstructured data. If you're passionate about driving innovation and delivering unparalleled customer experiences, we'd love to have you on board.

*Actual pay is dependent on an individual candidate’s professional background, experience, skills and qualifications, as well as market demand and business demands. This pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting.

We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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