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Senior Data Scientist - Computer Vision



Software Engineering, Data Science
California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2023


Spotter empowers top YouTube creators to accelerate their business and unleash their full creative potential by giving them access to the capital, knowledge, and community they need to succeed at scale. As the top provider of creator-friendly growth capital, Spotter tailors our investments to meet the unique needs of each creator we partner with, giving them the freedom to create without compromise.

Creators are free to reinvest their funds however they choose, from hiring a team, to building their own production studios, and everything in between, all while maintaining total control over their catalogs, their channels, and their future earnings. In addition to funding, Spotter provides creators with in-depth data insights into the performance of their existing content, enabling them to leverage the full value of their library, as well as the value of future uploads and how they can improve performance in the future.

Featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Variety, Axios, and more, Spotter has already deployed over $740 million to YouTube creators to reinvest in themselves and accelerate their growth. Spotter has licensed content that consists of over 600,000 videos, which generate 88 billion monthly watch-time minutes. With our curated premium video catalog, we deliver a unique scaled media solution to Advertisers and Ad Agencies that is transparent, efficient, and 100% brand safe.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll provide diffusion-based image generation pipelines and models to help build best-in-class workflow tools for the world’s top YouTube creators, and you’ll ship updates and new features on a weekly basis
  • You’ll be part of a small but mighty and highly motivated team (~15 people strong) that operates like a startup within a startup, with all the chaos that comes with that, but also real camaraderie, diverse backgrounds, skills and opinions and plenty of fun.
  • You’ll learn and grow every day - from the industry, your peers and most importantly, your customer zero - the creators!


  • Design, develop and deploy deep learning based computer vision solutions for content understanding and content generation. Function as a key team member in the multimodal large language modeling team.
  • Fine-tune pre-trained diffusion models like Stable Diffusion, as well as embeddings (e.g. LORA, Lycoris) for generative AI applications.
  • Conduct comprehensive exploratory data analysis to gain insights into the data and identify potential features.
  • Share your discoveries, learnings and results with other modelers in the company working on related projects
  • Apply various techniques to optimize existing CNN and transformer model training and serving, as well as improving the model quality.
  • Take a creative and strategic approach to solve hard problems. Simplify the complex. Bring in fresh ideas from new places.
  • Continuously research and stay up-to-date with recent advancements in computer vision models, applying novel techniques and methodologies to improve our models.
  • Read all the newsletters and obsess over new industry learnings and startups that utilize image generation and classification models in novel ways
  • Conduct experiments and benchmarking to assess the performance of various model architectures and optimize hyperparameters.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve any issues arising during model training and deployment.
  • Work with product teams to ensure smooth product delivery with high standards, prioritize short-term returns and long-term growth.

Who You Are

  • Master’s degree in Machine Learning, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Applied Math, or other quantitative fields.
  • Hands-on experience in developing models, in optimizing model training and tuning and in deploying CNN and/or Transformer models.
  • Must have good understanding of Diffusion, Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) and Variational AutoEncoder (VAE) architecture.
  • 3-5 plus years of experience in developing deep learning models as a Data Scientist and experience in building products backed up ML /AI
  • Experience with transfer learning, meta learning and predictive modeling.
  • Expertise in visualizing and manipulating big datasets.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Good knowledge in other deep learning models such as RNN and transformer models.


  • PhD is preferred.

Why Spotter

  • Medical insurance covered up to 100%
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Stock options
  • Complimentary gym access
  • Autonomy and upward mobility
  • Diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture, where your voice matters.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in Los Angeles. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. A reasonable estimate of the current pay range is: $100-$500K salary per year. The range listed is just one component of Spotter’s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include an annual discretionary bonus and equity.

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