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Sr. Software Engineer

New York, USA

Full time



About the Role

We’re looking for a Senior Software Engineer to help us build cutting-edge, AI-powered video creation and collaboration tools. Rather than specialists, we’re seeking curiosity-driven engineers who are determined problem solvers and thrive in fast-paced, high-ownership environments. Our engineering team is highly collaborative and works on a wide variety of exciting challenges, including developing new interfaces for AI content creation, building backend services for interactive video processing and streaming, and deploying cutting-edge computer vision and generative models to production.

A peek at our technical stack 🔍

The rich UI of our video editing and collaboration tools is powered by Typescript and React/Redux, while the real time compositing and graphics engine behind our interactive preview runs on WebGL2 and WebAssembly. Our video streaming backend components are written in Python, use a lot of FFmpeg/libav and HLS for on-the-fly transcoding, PyTorch and TorchScript for ML inference, and are deployed as containerized services on Kubernetes. Our API endpoints for real-time collaboration and media asset management are written in Typescript and node.js and are deployed as serverless functions on AWS Lambda.

What you’ll do 🎨

  • Work with a world-class engineering team pushing the boundaries of creativity and content creation on the browser

  • Work across the stack to implement new product features for Runway’s machine learning based video creation and collaboration tools

  • Create rich multimedia editing interfaces and server-side components using the latest in machine learning and graphics

  • Improve the performance, reliability, and code quality of our codebases

What you’ll need 💻

  • 3+ years of industry experience in a software engineering role: frontend, backend, or full-stack

  • Demonstrated fluency of one or more programming languages, including but not limited to Javascript/Typescript and Python

  • Experience in architecting production-ready systems and familiarity with debugging and profiling tools

  • Ability to rapidly prototype solutions and iterate on them with tight product deadlines

  • Humility and open mindedness; at Runway we love to learn from one another


Runway strives to recruit and retain exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds while ensuring pay equity for our team. Our salary ranges are based on competitive market rates for our size, stage and industry, and salary is just one part of the overall compensation package we provide.

There are many factors that go into salary determinations, including relevant experience, skill level and qualifications assessed during the interview process, and maintaining internal equity with peers on the team. The range shared below is a general expectation for the function as posted, but we are also open to considering candidates who may be more or less experienced than outlined in the job description. In this case, we will communicate any updates in the expected salary range.

Lastly, the provided range is the expected salary for candidates in the U.S. Outside of those regions, there may be a change in the range, which again, will be communicated to candidates.

Salary range: $160,000-190,000


Working at Runway We are a small and growing team of artists, engineers, researchers, and dreamers working together to reimagine creativity. And we’re building a unique team of talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that this will allow us to continue to up-level each other, our company, and our product. We’re looking for people that will add to our culture, not just fit in.We’re committed to creating a space where our employees can bring their full selves to work and have equal opportunity to succeed. So regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, origin, ability, age, veteran status, if joining this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

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