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Backend Engineer - Infrastructure



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA · San Francisco, 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 stands at the forefront of cutting-edge AI-powered platforms, revolutionizing the realm of video creation.

Position Summary:

As a Backend Engineer (Infrastructure) at HeyGen, you'll spearhead the development of core systems and infrastructure crucial to powering our products. Your expertise will be instrumental in crafting scalable, reliable, and efficient backend systems tailored to accommodate our expanding user base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • System Development: Design, develop, and deploy scalable and efficient foundational systems. Examples include:
    • Data Infrastructure: Forge the next generation of data systems to fuel our analytics
    • Streaming Infrastructure: Lay the groundwork for our innovative Streaming Avatar product.
    • ML Infrastructure: Construct the ML training infrastructure to enhance our AI researchers’ productivity, and inference systems to optimize the scalability and performance of our video GenAI.
    • Image/Video Infrastructure: Establish the bedrock to empower our avatar video capabilities.
    • Dev Tools: Create developer tools to enhance velocity.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with product engineers, AI researchers to deliver best performant systems.
  • 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 system technologies and best practices to ensure HeyGen remains at the forefront of technology.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 2+ 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.

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 especially 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.