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Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA · San Francisco, CA, USA · Toronto, ON, Canada · Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

The mission at HeyGen is to make visual storytelling accessible to all. HeyGen is the fastest-growing generative AI platform for anyone who wants to create videos for their business. Come join our team in revolutionizing the way videos are created.
Learn more at www.heygen.com

About HeyGen

HeyGen is a cutting-edge AI-powered platform revolutionizing the world of video creation.

Position Summary:

As a Backend Engineer at HeyGen, you'll be at the forefront of building the core systems and infrastructure that power our products and services. Your expertise will drive the development and optimization of scalable, reliable, and efficient backend systems that cater to our growing user base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Development: Design, develop, and deploy scalable and efficient backend systems.
  • API Development: Create and maintain robust and secure RESTful APIs to serve front-end applications and third-party integrations.
  • Database Management: Design and manage database schemas, ensure efficient data storage, and optimize queries for maximum performance.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with frontend developers, product managers, and designers to deliver feature-rich products.
  • Performance Monitoring: Monitor backend systems for performance, errors, and anomalies. Implement fixes and improvements as needed.
  • Code Quality: Maintain high code quality through regular code reviews, pair programming, and writing unit and integration tests.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated with the latest backend technologies and best practices to ensure HeyGen remains at the forefront of technology.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 4+ years of experience in backend development.
  • Proficiency in python, golang, c++ or java.
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases, such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB.
  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP.
  • Strong knowledge of API design and development.
  • Knowledge of best practices in security and data protection.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Experience with container orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Graphics API like OpenGL, Vulkan, etc.
  • Experience with Streaming protocol like WebRTC.
  • Experience with Machine Learning Infrastructure especailly computer vision.
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture.
  • Prior experience in a startup or fast-paced tech environment.

What HeyGen Offers

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Dynamic and inclusive work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
  • Collaborative culture that values innovation and creativity.
  • Access to the latest technologies and tools.

HeyGen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.