Avalanche Ecosystem Job Board

Staff Computer Vision Engineer

Blitz App

Blitz App

Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Blitz is a quickly growing and self-sustaining start-up that provides gamers with personalized stats and insights powered by billions of matches. High performance is at the core of our values. We are a team of gamers and entrepreneurial technologists with big ambitions. At Blitz, you will find co-workers who are friendly, eager to collaborate, and work creatively to ship market-defining software. If you thrive in an environment optimized for autonomy, innovation, teamwork, and embody our principles, Blitz is the place for you to make an outsized impact.


We are seeking a Staff Computer Vision Engineer to join the Blitz team, where you will be instrumental in driving the growth of our computer vision product to better serve AI developers from cloud to edge. This role includes shaping the product roadmap, defining technical architecture, and leading execution. You will build a world-class computer vision system software team and collaborate with Blitz product teams such as FPS, MOBA, Strategy, and Platform to understand how accelerated computer vision can improve our products and scalable coaching solutions.

This position requires all hires to be onsite Monday - Thursday out of our Los Angeles (Playa Vista) office, with the option to WFH on Friday.

What You'll Do

  • Shape the product roadmap and define the technical architecture for real-time computer vision solutions.
  • Lead the execution of computer vision projects, ensuring delivery of quality software on schedule.
  • Build and manage a top-tier computer vision system software team.
  • Collaborate with various product teams to enhance gaming experiences through real-time computer vision.
  • Develop and productize computer vision algorithms and solutions for diverse markets.
  • Drive innovation in real-time object recognition in video, optimizing for low compute environments.
  • Ensure applications run and are trained to run concurrently with games, providing real-time analysis of frame buffer data.
  • Implement and improve accelerated computer vision techniques for gaming applications.
  • Mentor and develop engineers, fostering a deep understanding of computer vision and mathematical fundamentals.
  • Navigate software development lifecycle requirements and product release schedules effectively.

What It Takes

  • MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, AI, Robotics, or a related area.
  • 8+ years of management experience and 15+ years of total engineering experience, including direct responsibility for production computer vision software libraries.
  • Proficiency in C, C++, CUDA, and Python.
  • Familiarity with Pythonic AI development frameworks such as Torch, TensorRT (TRT), JAX, or similar.
  • Experience with computer vision libraries such as OpenCV, Dlib, and scikit-image.
  • Hands-on experience with deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Keras.
  • Proficiency with GPU programming and performance optimization using tools such as NVIDIA Nsight, cuDNN, and cuBLAS.
  • Proven track record of developing and productizing computer vision algorithms and solutions for diverse markets.
  • Deep understanding of computer vision and mathematical fundamentals, including linear algebra and numerical methods.
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills to navigate a highly matrixed environment.
  • Positive vision and passion for high-performance, clean, and powerful code.

Nice To Have

  • Innovative leadership resulting in first-of-kind products, patents, process improvements, business efficiency, and publications.
  • Expertise in 3D computer vision, computational imaging, or vision transformers.
  • Startup experience, particularly in zero-to-one phases.
  • Proficiency with edge computing platforms like NVIDIA Jetson, Intel Movidius, or Google Coral.
  • Experience with real-time video processing and streaming technologies such as GStreamer or FFmpeg.

Why Blitz?

Joining the Blitz team means embarking on one of the most intriguing challenges of your career at the intersection of video games and activity tracking. You’ll be part of a forward-thinking company that values innovative problem-solving, bias toward action, and an inclusive culture that champions personal growth and collective success. Our team members are not just employees—they are active contributors to the gaming community with a shared vision of transforming the digital landscape.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary: $190-220k
  • Annual performance bonus
  • Stock options program
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Option for employer paid coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision) plan
  • 401(k) matching
  • Gaming laptop and peripherals
  • Company-wide team building events

Salary for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.

Blitz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.