Wanna join play?

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Wanted

Technical Co-Founder: Senior Machine Learning/Computer Vision Specialist (f/m/d)

Join “play” – our deep learning video startup

play is, in a nutshell, about the beaming of emotions via video. The most beautiful medium to capture emotions, to share and beam them around the world.

The problem: creating high-quality, cinematic videos is not easy. 

We have the 4K camera in our pocket, but unfortunately no post-production for cut, synch, grading, effects, motion graphics, etc.

The solution: Exactly these processes – from production to post-production to distribution – we reproduce digitally. With the aim of making video as simple as photography – for pro’s and consumers as well.
Which is a beautiful but demanding challenge and has already been described as a first-time ascent. That’s why we are looking for an expert who is interested in the topics “Video, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and perhaps – also music, sports and art.”
But also to build and lead your own team – creating together, here in beautiful Saalbach (Austria) and remotely, a pretty ambitious holarchic platform for AI-video creation.

You will work on our existing Machine Learning Pipeline:

  • Object tracking & detection & labeling in video streams
  • Object re-identification across video streams
  • Improve Pan & Scan, Zooming
  • Train and re-train custom models & leverage off-the-shelf models
  • Use cutting edge technologies & neural nets to improve video quality and resolution

Skills required:

  • Strong Python3 skills
  • Knowledge in OpenCV2
  • FFMPEG compression & Parameter-Tuning
  • Knowledge in pyTorch & Object trackers (such as YOLO)
  • General knowledge in CV algorithms (SORT, SRUNET, ..)
  • Containers (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • AWS Services (S3, Lambda, SageMaker, Elastic Transcode/MediaConvert)

Optional, but desired skills:

  • Microservices
  • Airflow
  • boto3

Status quo:

  • MVP: done
  • Product release: December 2023
  • Collaboration: starting January 2024
  • Funding: yes, but it’s never enough – that’s why we raise again and apply for R&D grants

Interested? Great. 

Please get back to us: hannes@play-tracks.com

 
 

Fields of activity

Software
In the first step, you and your team move on with our MVP and further develop it together with our AI-co-developer.

Computer Vision
You teach cameras how to see, identify and track, so that the software knows what to do.

The biggest technical challenges in a nutshell:

  • Translation of cinematic processes into digital workflows and automate them
  • Digital imaging of human activities (camera movements, focus)
  • Orchestration of SOTA ML-models
  • Super accurate tracking and identification with low latencies
  • Synchronization of data feeds from 2 to 10 cameras
  • Comprehensive image analysis under constantly changing light and weather conditions
  • Optimization of latency, cloud-infrastructure and -costs
  • Set up the complete video pipeline from system setup, post-production to distribution of the finished video

            Our Workflow

            We organize ourselves on our own responsibility, based on what everyone wants and can contribute.
            In other words, you can define your own role, what you want to do and from where.

            You can set up your own team, invite the people who you want to work with.

            Leadership is a major topic nowadays. Also for us. With the difference, that we believe in self-responsibility and ownership.

            That’s why we will build play like an organism.

            In which you describe your role, your contribution, take responsibility for it, decide who fits into the team, and therefore you shape play as a co-creator.

            Your contribution

            You feel like true innovation instead of trendy talking about, and you can imagine being part of something completely new (technical and entrepreneurial). 

            Maybe video is even one of your passions and you enjoy outdoor sports. 

            And perhaps you were a founder yourself and know what it takes to set up a business.

            You enjoy formulating visions and developing the roadmap from MVP to marketability and scaling. 

            You are fluent in plain, clear language, no matter which tongue – ideally English or German.

            Self-responsibility and clarity are essential in the organism play. You can always learn something new in this respect.

            And – we rely on collaboration – so that the greater good can reach its full size. 

            As a co-founder it would be great if you live in Europe or the DACH region – no matter where you originally come from.

            Even better: you are located in Vienna.

             
             

            Short about us

            We have a great vision, which we would like to share with you – also via shares.

            play means for us: playing with SOTA technologies, discovering and developing new possibilities playfully, creating with joy and together (see also Homo Ludens).

            We work when, where and as long as we want. Remote, in the garden, in the office, on the mountain “Zwölferkogel” here in Saalbach (where our prototype system will be built); in jogging or cycling-shorts, when we sit down in the cable car together to think or go downhill, e-biking and so on. 

            We make the difference between work (compulsion) and creation (joy).
            Because creating is the most efficient and joyful way for us to move something. 

            We definitely don’t believe in pressure (push), but in impact (pull). 

            And with play we not only develop new technologies, but also a new, contemporary form of mindful corporate culture and collaborative self-management.

            Sounds exciting?

            That’s awesome. If not? Maybe you have an idea of your own how you can get involved with us. Either way – we would be happy to talk to you. Because we can well imagine that you have one or the other question, we’d love to clarify during a first and easy chat.

            We are looking forward to hearing from you.

            Hannes & Felix

            hannes@play-tracks.com