Platform Engineer

Posted on Apr 12, 2023

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Full Time
🇺🇸 United States

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About Roboflow

Join the team. Machine learning is the most transformative technology of our lifetime. Your work will shape its adoption.

Computer vision is the input that software relies on to (re)write how we interact with the world around us. Developers need it to be broadly accessible.

Over 100,000 developers build with Roboflow’s tools, but that’s a small fraction of how many will need to. Every existing industry—and many new ones—will use computer vision. From diagnosing cancer more accurately to identifying new galaxies to building electric vehicles, engineers are building the future we want to live in with CV.

You can work from anywhere in the world, though you have the opportunity to co-locate with team members often through various onsites, lighthouses (sporadic coworking in cities of your choosing ), or other team members in your area. We call it remote, not distant.

We hire “full stack people.” You own an outcome and possess (or eagerly learn) the skills to deliver it. As an engineer, that may mean understanding a feature, writing it, and documenting it for users. In growth, that could include building example projects, sharing them, and driving their adoption.

We offer industry leading benefits, so you can focus on doing your best work (including 401k, covering up to 100% of your healthcare premium, and a productivity stipend to cover the tools you need to do your best work, like your home internet bill or co-working pass).

The Position

Roboflow is rapidly expanding our engineering team to address the groundswell of user and customer needs. Over 100,000 developers (spanning from students to individual hackers & hobbyists to startups to employees of some of the world’s biggest companies) have now used Roboflow to build computer vision projects. Soon, every developer will have computer vision as a tool in their toolbox. Roboflow will be for computer vision what Microsoft was for the PC and Google was for the Internet.


We’re looking for strong technical generalists to contribute to our core product and help us build the foundation for our rapidly expanding company.

As an integral part of our early team, this role will inevitably involve wearing a lot of hats. Wide-ranging curiosity and enthusiasm for diving into abstract problems, coming up with good solutions, and seeing them through to completion is essential.

Our core belief is that computer vision is a foundational technology that is going to transform nearly every industry. This is an opportunity to shape how millions of developers will experience and use it for the first time. Your contribution will have a massive impact.


Roboflow is hiring our fourth full-time engineer on the machine learning team to work on our application’s interface with developers and their code. This role is all about building capabilities for Roboflow’s REST API and downstream SDKs.

Core skills - you should be familiar with many of these concepts and technologies and have built projects with some of them:

  • Backend: node, Docker, python, Flask, pip, REST
  • AWS: EC2, ECR, ECS, Lambda, Cloud Watch, Batch, S3
  • Google Cloud: Cloud Run, Cloud Functions, Cloud Storage, PubSub, GCE
  • Frontend: Firebase, React, jQuery

We anticipate this role being focused 90% on backend, 10% on high level machine learning concepts.

If you care about writing great code and clean interfaces that make sense to developers, this is the role for you!

You certainly don't need to be an expert in all of these areas; but should be excited to learn new skill sets as you need them. We also hope you'll bring some new knowledge and experiences you can share to help level-up the rest of the team. The above tools span code you may be operating in to date - your opinions on new technologies and practices that we adapt for new tasks will be highly valued.

What We Need from You

On the machine learning team, we work on building and maintaining technology within Roboflow’s training, search, and deployment services and the APIs and SDKs that interface with machine learning services and the Roboflow web application. From time to time we are also helping deliver on enterprise contracts and coding awesome open source projects and sample projects.

In the beginning, you will be tackling projects in close collaboration with your fellow product team members. As you progress in your knowledge of Roboflow’s mission and tools, you will have a wide degree of freedom to advocate for and drive your own projects. If you need a rigid list of tasks spelled out in a multi-month roadmap, this role probably won't be a good fit.

Our Hiring Process

We're a tightly-knit and highly technical team. As a startup, speed and decisiveness are important; we try to demonstrate that during the hiring process.

  • Application screen
  • Technical screen (via Triplebyte for most engineering roles)
  • Zoom call with hiring manager
  • Zoom call with founder
  • Hacking together on something with the team for a few hours (where applicable)
  • Culture discussion, explanation of benefits, alignment on offer with HR
  • Written offer
  • Offer acceptance
  • On-prem onboarding where practicable

We aim to screen, interview, make a decision, send and finalize an offer within 2 weeks of application.


  • Unlimited Vacation. Not only do we offer unlimited PTO, but we also incentivize our employees to take the time off they need. At Roboflow, we require all our team members to take at least 2 weeks vacation per year (plus more if needed!) and reward them with a special gift when they do so. Happy Roboflowers = happy customers.
  • Stock Options. We want all our employees to take ownership of building the future of computer vision so we offer all full-time employees stock option grants. We have a shared interest in growing and building together.
  • Health Benefits. We offer generous medical, dental, and vision coverage and contribute up to 100% for individual, spouse, dependent, and families for full-time employees. Yes, you read that right. We cover 100%!
  • Flexible Schedule. Need to pick up your kid early? Want to work from anywhere in the world? We support our employees personally and professionally, which is why we understand that life doesn't happen just outside the hours of 8am – 5pm. Roboflow offers a flexible work environment so you don't have to choose between work, family, and a peaceful state of mind.
  • Parental Leave. We offer 12 weeks paid parental leave for new births or adoptions for all parents, and the time off may be taken anytime within the first year of the birth. In addition, we offer 1 week paid leave for the primary caregiver prior to the due date of the child.
  • Travel Stipend. We want to encourage and allow employees to work in-person together, solve big problems, and build relationships; so Roboflow gives a $2500 per year stipend to allow teammates to travel anywhere they want and work together in person. The dates and location are completely up to them!
  • Productivity Stipend. Team members given are a monthly stipend to purchase anything that might make their remote working locations more comfortable, productive, or successful, like upgrading their home internet or working in a co-working space. We understand that not everyone has the same needs when it comes to remote working, so we want to foster a productive and creative environment that works best for each team member.
  • Professional Development. Want to read an educational book, attend a conference, or take a class to further your professional development? Roboflow offers opportunities to help you grow and learn in your career. Our team is currently taking management and leadership training courses!
  • 401k. To help our team invest in their future, we offer a 401k program through Guideline.
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