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Research Engineer, Tech Lead



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

Research Engineer, Tech Lead at HeyGen

Elevating AI Frontiers in a High-Growth Startup Environment

HeyGen is a dynamic and rapidly expanding startup at the intersection of artificial intelligence and practical technology solutions. We are on the hunt for an adaptive and visionary Research Scientist with a Tech Lead focus to catalyze our growth trajectory. If you are a strategic thinker with a track record in AI research and technical leadership, join us in scaling new heights of innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Startup Leadership: Take charge of a nimble and innovative AI research team, where you will set the technical vision and lead high-impact projects. Your strategic guidance will be critical in navigating the fast-paced startup landscape.

  • Research and Development: Leverage your expertise across AI disciplines to drive pioneering research and infuse our product line with advanced capabilities, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve in a competitive market.

  • Solution Design: Design and refine the architecture for scalable AI solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers and the market. Your role is pivotal in ensuring our solutions are not only innovative but also commercially viable.

  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Foster strong collaborative ties between research, engineering, and business units, championing a culture of rapid iteration and integration of research insights into product development.

  • Team Development and Mentorship: Cultivate an environment of growth and learning for your team, mentoring emerging talent and guiding researchers and engineers to excel in a startup setting.


  • A PhD or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field with a strong emphasis on AI and machine learning.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a research or product development role within a fast-paced, high-growth environment, preferably in a startup.
  • Demonstrated leadership with a record of driving project completion and guiding technical teams.
  • Proficiency in Python and familiarity with other programming languages, along with a history of working with AI development frameworks such as PyTorch and TensorFlow.
  • Proven ability to adapt to new technologies and methodologies quickly and to solve problems creatively and effectively.
  • Strong communication skills, with a talent for conveying complex concepts to non-technical stakeholders and synthesizing diverse perspectives into a unified strategy.

What HeyGen Offers:

  • Competitive Startup Package: Attractive compensation and equity options, along with a benefits package designed for a high-growth startup environment.
  • Diverse and Dynamic Culture: Thrive in a culture that is as fast-moving as it is diverse, fostering innovation through collaboration and mutual respect.
  • Rapid Career Advancement: With our rapid growth, you’ll find abundant opportunities for professional development and acceleration of your career trajectory.
  • Impact and Ownership: Take pride in working where your contributions have a direct impact on the company's direction and success, coupled with a high degree of ownership over your work.

Join HeyGen and be part of a pioneering team set on transforming the AI landscape, where every day presents new challenges and opportunities to make a tangible impact.