Sr. Backend Engineer (Python)



Software Engineering
Bagalur, Tamil Nadu, India
Posted on Sunday, January 21, 2024
Sizzle is an exciting new startup that’s changing the world of gaming. At Sizzle, we’re building AI to automate gaming highlights, directly from Twitch and YouTube streams. We’re looking for a superstar Python expert to help develop and deploy our AI pipeline. The main task will be deploying models and algorithms developed by our AI team, and keeping the daily production pipeline running. Our pipeline is centered around several microservices, all written in Python, that coordinate their actions through a database. We’re looking for developers with deep experience in Python including profiling and improving the performance of production code, multiprocessing / multithreading, and managing a pipeline that is constantly running. AI/ML experience is a plus, but not necessary. AWS / docker / CI/CD practices are also a plus. If you are a gamer or streamer, or enjoy watching video games and streams, that is also definitely a plus :-)

You Will Be Responsible For

  • Building Python scripts to deploy our AI components into pipeline and production
  • Developing logic to ensure multiple different AI components work together seamlessly through a microservices architecture
  • Managing our daily pipeline on both on-premise servers and AWS
  • Working closely with the AI engineering, backend and frontend teams

You Should Have The Following Qualities

  • Deep expertise in Python including:
  • Multiprocessing / multithreaded applications
  • Class-based inheritance and modules
  • DB integration including pymongo and sqlalchemy (we have MongoDB and PostgreSQL databases on our backend)
  • Understanding Python performance bottlenecks, and how to profile and improve the performance of production code including:
  • Optimal multithreading / multiprocessing strategies
  • Memory bottlenecks and other bottlenecks encountered with large datasets and use of numpy / opencv / image processing
  • Experience in creating soft real-time processing tasks is a plus
  • Expertise in Docker-based virtualization including:
  • Creating & maintaining custom Docker images
  • Deployment of Docker images on cloud and on-premise services
  • Experience with maintaining cloud applications in AWS environments
  • Experience in deploying machine learning algorithms into production (e.g. PyTorch, tensorflow, opencv, etc) is a plus
  • Experience with image processing in python is a plus (e.g. openCV, Pillow, etc)
  • Experience with running Nvidia GPU / CUDA-based tasks is a plus (Nvidia Triton, MLFlow)
  • Knowledge of video file formats (mp4, mov, avi, etc.), encoding, compression, and using ffmpeg to perform common video processing tasks is a plus.
  • Excited about working in a fast-changing startup environment
  • Willingness to learn rapidly on the job, try different things, and deliver results
  • Ideally a gamer or someone interested in watching gaming content online

Seniority: We are looking for a mid to senior level engineer

Salary: Will be commensurate with experience.

Who Should Apply

If you have the right experience, regardless of your seniority, please apply.

Work Experience: 4 years to 8 years

About Sizzle

Sizzle is building AI to automate gaming highlights, directly from Twitch and YouTube videos. Sizzle works with thousands of gaming streamers to automatically create highlights and social content for them. Sizzle is available at www.sizzle.gg.

Skills:- Python, API, FAST API, SQLAlchemy, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Docker, triton, Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), Multithreading, multiprocessing, Machine Learning (ML) and FFmpeg