Senior Backend Engineer- Product

Palo Alto, California
Engineering /
Full Time /
Luma’s mission is to build multimodal AI to expand human imagination and capabilities.
We believe that multimodality is critical for intelligence. To go beyond language models and build more aware, capable and useful systems, the next step function change will come from vision. So, we are working on training and scaling up multimodal foundation models for systems that can see and understand, show and explain, and eventually interact with our world to effect change.

You will work on building generative AI inference infra at an unprecedented scale. You’ll be responsible for Luma’s REST APIs, and backend systems. The ideal candidate is product-minded, has strong coding skills and experience building and deploying software at scale. You should enjoy working with a fast-paced team to build amazing products, while maintaining high engineering standards.

Startup Mindset

    • Value velocity and execution.
    • Communicate clearly.
    • Focus on building what will matter to users and the product.
    • Be resourceful at finding creative ways to overcome challenges.


    • 5+ years of engineering experience in various tech environments, including product-driven companies.
    • Strong python skills and deep understanding of end to end backend systems, databases, authorization.
    • Experience with JavaScript and React for front-end development, and proficiency in Python or any backend language, demonstrating adaptability and a willingness to learn across the stack.
    • Has prior experience working in startup environments, either as a founder or an early-stage engineer.
    • Has prior work experience working with user facing API’s.
    • Please note this role is not meant for recent grads.


    • Equity grant to reflect the incredible value you will bring to Luma, with annual refreshes.
    • Excellent salary and benefits.
    • Full health, dental, and vision coverage.
    • Latest and greatest gear.
    • Stipends towards wellness, house cleaner, and phone/internet.
    • Unlimited paid time off with 12 days minimum.
    • Unlimited sick days.

Why Join Luma AI?

    • You will get to work with the world best AI researchers, shipping their research to millions of users around the world
    • You will be equipped with all the tools, technologies, resources and AI tools you need to get the job done
    • We build. We ship. Your work will matter to people.
    • We are building a very widely usable product, and you’ll get to work on equally wide variety of challenging problems.
    • We have fantastic traction from early customers, whom you’ll get to work directly with.
    • We have backing of some of the best VCs in Silicon Valley, and Angels from across the industry.
$180,000 - $250,000 a year
The pay range for this position in California is $180,000 - $250,000yr; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, candidate location, and experience. We also offer competitive equity packages in the form of stock options and a comprehensive benefits plan. 
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