What drives us? People.

Drishti’s mission is to “extend human potential in an increasingly automated world.”

We’re starting in manufacturing: a $12 trillion global industry that is still using 100-year-old techniques to gather data on human actions inside factories. Our solution is deep learning-driven action recognition. It’s a first in manufacturing and possibly the world. It’s a problem that’s orders of magnitude more complex than object recognition. 

Solving it requires exceptional people. Are you up for it?

“We’re building a YouTube on top of an SAP. At the same time.”

—Prasad Akella, Drishti CEO

Our guiding principles

  • Create value. Anyone who interacts with Drishti should come away better for it. Especially operators.

  • Think long.  Industry exists on a global scale; we make decisions on a complementary timeframe.

  • Be honest. Outside of Drishti, inside  Drishti, and with yourself. Put your true self into your work.

Our advice to job seekers: don’t just tell us about your skills. Tell us about your values.

Jobs at Drishti

  • Business
    • Associate, Office of the CEO
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      Do you flourish by turning chaos into order? If so, this is the job for you!

      Drishti seeks a dynamic, inventive, detail-oriented, and high-energy professional to be the Associate in the Office of its CEO. One with a strong interest in being an entrepreneur one day and looking for a ringside seat.

      You will support Drishti’s CEO, Prasad Akella, in all aspects of leading and growing the company. You will be comfortable taking ambiguously stated problems, researching them, crafting a point of view using a thoughtful framework, and helping Prasad rapidly work towards decisions.

      You are extremely well-organized, detail oriented, flexible, able to anticipate change, able to perform well in dynamic situations, and savvy with modeling in business problems rapidly. You understand the criticality of confidentiality and are very comfortable working long hours in a dynamic environment. You are a teammate who takes initiative, anticipates needs, and adapts to demanding and ever-changing situations.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business, finance or related fields
      • A spreadsheet and PowerPoint wizard
      • Quantitative skills to interpret data in order to identify, explain and solve inherently complex problems
      • Excellent written and oral communications skills — in-person and online
      • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (30+%)
      • Authorization to work in the U.S.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Experience on the factory floor; minimally an understanding of manufacturing
      • Experience working with senior executives
      • 2-4 years of experience at a VC or private equity fund, banking, consulting
      • A can-do attitude personality with a real passion for doing an excellent job
      • An easy going, calm demeanor

      Drishti is an equal opportunity employer.

      Email us to apply
  • Engineering
    • Deep Learning Engineer
      Palo Alto, CA or Bangalore, India
      Details

      As a member of Drishti’s Technical Staff you will be breaking ground partnering with some of the world’s most advanced Deep Learning, Computer Vision Engineers who are moving the state-of-the-art.  You will develop new deep learning architectures to solve unsolved problems.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelors EE or CS from top tier Engineering colleges
      • Fluency in C++ and Python
      • Understanding of CNN basics
      • Experience training CNN models on Caffe and Tensorflow
      • Familiarity with state-of-the-art deep learning approaches
      • Good knowledge in Computer Vision/OpenCV

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Masters/PhD in Electrical Engineering /Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
      • 2+ years applied experience in training CNNs
      • Willingness to travel, including internationally
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply
    • Director of Engineering
      Bangalore, India
      Details

      Drishti’s Director of Engineering will split his/her time 50/50 between driving the engineering architecture and coding parts of it as well as building, leading and managing a Bangalore-first engineering team.  

      You will report directly to Krishnendu Chaudhury, Drishti’s co-founder and CTO and a computer vision expert formerly of Google and Flipkart. Curious? Check him out here.

      You and the team will be the first in the world to solve problems that include:

      1. Delivering extremely high precision and recall systems. Incorrect inference has real-world implications for businesses.
      2. Meeting accuracy targets while being computationally frugal, so as to remain economically viable for customers.
      3. Enabling a robust solution that can run in cloud-only, hybrid or and on-premises environments.
      4. Architecting a highly scalable, full-stack solution that copes with dealing with YouTube-like volumes of video data while supporting pretty traditional enterprises strewn around the world.

      You will also build an engineering team in Bangalore — with a unique twist. Drishti is, unlike most every other company in Bangalore, building a product for the global marketing with its primary engineering team in Bangalore. So, if you are a true engineering leader, you’ve your chance to show the world your chops!

      Hands-on engineering activities

      • Driving engineering architecture of enterprise applications
      • Mapping user stories to product architecture and requirements
      • Coding at any level, for any project that requires help
      • Contributing at a senior level to the vision, design and implementation of our system

      Management activities

      • Recruiting, hiring and managing the team
      • Providing leadership and inspiration to connect the team with the larger objectives
      • Creating goals and holding your team accountable
      • Creating and maintaining the culture, within the team and across the entire Bangalore office
      • Ensuring direct alignment with the other Drishti office(s)
      • Establish efficient design and programming best practices
      • Closely interact with product, sales, customer success and leadership to define and achieve the Drishti vision

       

      Skills and requirements

      • 10 years development experience, ideally in enterprise software
      • 3-5 years of management experience
      • Degree(s) in CS
      • Team orientation/team builder
      • A willingness to debate ideas and to commit and execute the one the team converges on, even if it isn’t your idea.
      • Analytical, logical thinker with the ability to communicate your ideas well
      • Technical knowledge:
        • Video codecs and standards
        • Large scale systems
        • Web & cloud tech
        • Database systems
      Email us to apply
    • Front-End/Full Stack Engineer
      Bangalore, India
      Details

      Join our high-powered development team located in Bangalore. As a member of our technical staff you will use your creativity and eye-for design along with your technical knowledge to develop world class software.

      Responsibilities:

      • Partner with the product design lead, and the product managers to deliver robust and compelling user facing products.
      • Collaborate with product design lead to assure final UI implementation match the prototype and visual design mockups.
      • Partner with the product design lead and product managers to develop and update a living design style guide with reusable components & code snippets.

      Minimum Qualifications:

        • Strong communication skills
        • 4+ years of experience developing crisp, pixel perfect user interfaces
        • Full understanding of the fundamentals of front-end development
        • Experience working with HTML5/CSS3/Javascript for creating simple & delightful layouts
        • Experience using Angular or VueJs JavaScript frameworks
        • Knowledge of package managers like Npm, Bower
        • Must have an online portfolio (GitHub) featuring examples of front-end development work

      Preferred Qualifications:

        • Bachelors EE or CS from top tier Engineering college
        • Experience with backend frameworks like NodeJS, Django, Flash desired.
        • Experience with ES6
        • Experience using MongoDB, Firebase, ElasticSearch or any modern no-sql databases
        • Fluency in C++ and Python
        • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply
    • Video Systems Engineer
      Palo Alto, CA or Bangalore, India
      Details

      We are looking for a video systems engineer who will be responsible for architecting, deploying and maintaining a closed loop system in which live video gets streamed to our cloud computing infrastructure from a client system behind a firewall. The video stream gets processed and annotated in the cloud and is played back to a small number of authenticated clients over http. This engineer will be a self starter who can work independently and coordinate and communicate effectively with a cross continental team.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelors EE or CS from a top tier Engineering college
      • 2+ years experience
      • C++ and Python
      • Experience with video codecs/codecs libraries (e.g. H.264)
      • Knowledge of video protocols
      • Familiarity with streaming platforms

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Prior experience with Google Cloud Platform
      • Prior experience with ffmpeg, wowza, live555 media, MPEG-Dash
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)

      If working from the U.S., applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

      Email us to apply
  • Finance and HR
    • Director of Finance
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      We are seeking the first in-house finance professional to help us build our financial systems for the future. You will be our CEO, Prasad’s, finance and business partner. You’ll think through everything: what our financial systems and metrics should look like; how we’re tracking; what course corrections we should be making to set us up well for the next stage of growth; and more. Additionally, until we bring on full-time help in adjacent areas, you will also drive activities ranging from getting our lease and sales contracts right to setting up our HR systems.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • BS in fields including economics, business, finance or engineering
      • CPA or an MBA
      • A spreadsheet wizard
      • Quantitative skills with a deep knowledge of corporate finance including GAAP standards
      • Clear thinking with an ability to execute independently while paying attention to detail
      • Similar experience in 1-2 fast-growing SaaS startups
      • Authorization to work in the US.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • 2-4 years experience working with VCs and PEs as well as company board’s including in board room settings
      • A can-do attitude with a real passion for doing an excellent job
      • An easy going, calm demeanor

      Drishti is an equal opportunity employer.

      Email us to apply
    • HR Manager
      Bangalore, India
      Details

      As Drishti’s first HR hire in Bangalore, you will have the extremely important role of working with our co-founder and CTO, Krishnendu Chaudhury, to build out a “Bangalore-first” engineering team. To establish the culture that we have laid out for ourselves.

      You will split your time between hiring and supporting the entire Bangalore team, with a large part of it focused on hiring a team of superstars who want to change the manufacturing world by building out a new market category.

      Responsibilities
      Play a pivotal role in growing our high-powered development team located in Bangalore.  

      Minimum qualifications

      • Experience having recruited development teams for product companies (as opposed to service companies)
      • Ability to recruit top talent for a startup, from a deep, personal network
      • Experience helping teams grow
      • Experience ensuring compliance with labor laws
      • Experience designing, establishing and implementing HR processes
      • 5+ years HR experience
      • Bachelors in Human Resource Management or related fields

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Experience in AI Engineer recruiting
      • BS in Engineering
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for growing deeply technical teams
      Email us to apply
  • Marketing, Sales, Customer Success
    • Product Marketing
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      Drishti is looking for a product marketer for products that the industry has always wished would exist. You’ll spend your day moving between the highly strategic and the extremely tactical as you plot Drishti’s path into and through the market.

      Responsibilities:

      • Product and company positioning
      • Audience identification and segmentation
      • Customer research to influence product roadmap
      • Go-to-market planning and execution
      • Build tools and processes to support account-based marketing and sales
      • Demand generation
      • Competitive strategy and research
      • Pricing and packaging strategy
      • Sales enablement/field support
      • Thought leadership
      • Public speaking (training, evangelism)
      • Close collaboration with other team members, especially marketing, sales and customer success

       

      Requirements

      • Experience with SaaS models a must
      • Knowledge of manufacturing also a must
      • 8+ years of experience
      • Experience with account-based marketing and sales also a plus
      • Outstanding communications skills, including writing
      • Impeccable organizational skills, with attention to detail and an ability to execute
      • Enthusiastic and passionate
      • Ability to handle ambiguity
      • Willingness to argue your case, and commit and execute on a direction that the team converges on — even if it isn’t what you advocated for
      Email us to apply
    • Sales (Director/Manager/Rep)
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      Drishti’s first sales hire will be primarily focussed on identifying, nurturing, and closing new opportunities while building relationships with existing customers and providing critical execution metrics to the company. This position requires a renaissance and evangelical seller of a vision and its value who perforce simultaneously needs to be a self-starter, strategic thinker with strong communication, and project manager. Needless to say, he/she need to be know manufacturing (poka-yoke, anyone?) and can hold his/her own with a plant manager and a CxO.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, finance or related fields
      • 5-10 years of experience selling
      • A deep understanding of manufacturing and a rich network of impactful players in the space
      • Demonstrated ability to generate leads and close prospects in large enterprises, with the associated complexity of the sale
      • Excellent oral and written communications skills including presentation/demo skills both in person and

            via phone/web presentation

      • Quantitative skills to interpret data in order to identify, explain and solve inherently mathematical problems
      • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally  (30+%)
      • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

       

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Experience successfully selling from a startup
      • Experience working with legal/negotiating agreements
      • Experience selling globally with the attendant cultural sensitivity
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for manufacturing
      Email us to apply
    • Customer Success
      Manufacturing centers
      Details

      Drishti is introducing the next generation of computer vision into factories around the world. And we’re seeking manufacturing engineers (industrial, lean, process, or quality) who will help our manufacturing customers use our software to transform stations, lines and entire manufacturing systems.

      If your passion lies in lean process optimization, then this is the job for you. As part of Drishti’s customer success team, you’ll help our customers leverage a massive dataset derived from something you’ve never before been able to measure at scale: human actions.

      And you’ll be able to apply your engineering skills to help some of the world’s most advanced manufacturers push lean into the 21st century.

      We’re aware that every young company says this, but we truly believe that our technology has the potential to transform how lean is practiced. Join us to be an integral part of the future of manufacturing.

      Minimum qualifications:

      • 5+ years in Customer Success/Support, Marketing and/or Sales
      • Background in lean manufacturing and engineering
      • Experience driving successful customer outcomes
      • Ability to gather client requirements with an eye toward project scope and analysis of requirements in relation to project and organizational goals
      • Ability to deliver measurable value and demonstrate strong analytical and reporting skills
      • Ability to drive success metrics: increase renewal, up-rates, reduce churn, ensure reference-ability
      • Manage critical success events: onboarding, training, value identification
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally  (30%)
      • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

       

      Preferred qualifications:

      • MBA
      • Manufacturing marketing and branding experience
      • Project management experience
      • Training/Leadership experience
      • Extensive client-facing experience, managing enterprise-level clients is preferred
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply
  • Product
    • Product Manager, Manufacturing Applications
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      Responsibilities:

      • Understand customer needs and translate those into requirements
      • Driving product roadmap for key functionality of Drishti portfolio
      • Execution in collaboration with Engineering and Design making tradeoffs and clear communication internally and with customers
      • Prioritize team’s work. Manage backlog of features.
      • Organically grow Drishti’s product development process
      • Ship high-quality products at a timely pace

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelors EE or CS from top tier Engineering colleges
      • 3+ years of experience working in product development
      • Experiece and expertise in manufacturing and enterprise software
      • Enterprise software experience satisfying multiple stakeholders
      • Passionate about solving hard complex problems, while creating elegant experiences
      • Creativity in strategy and execution, while challenging the status quo
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • If working from the U.S. applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • MBA degree
      • 7+ years of product management experience
      • Track record of building successful products
      • Experience working on AI/ML technologies
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply
    • Product Manager, Sensing Applications
      Bangalore, India
      Details

      Responsibilities:

      • Understand customer needs and translate those into requirements
      • Driving product roadmap for key functionality of Drishti portfolio
      • Execution in collaboration with Engineering and Design making tradeoffs and clear communication internally and with customers
      • Prioritize team’s work. Manage backlog of features.
      • Organically grow Drishti’s product development process
      • Ship high-quality products at a timely pace

      Minimum qualifications:

      • Bachelors EE or CS from top tier Engineering colleges
      • 3+ years of experience working in product development
      • Enterprise software experience satisfying multiple stakeholders
      • Passionate about solving hard complex problems, while creating elegant experiences
      • Creativity in strategy and execution, while challenging the status quo
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • If working from the U.S. applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • MBA degree
      • 7+ years of product management experience
      • Track record of building successful products
      • Experience working on AI/ML technologies
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply
    • UX Designer/Researcher
      Palo Alto, CA
      Details

      Responsibilities:

      • Study end users to understand customer workflows
      • Generate innovative concepts and craft them into buildable solutions
      • Create designs from concept to production stages: paper sketches, low and hi-fidelity
      • Collaborate with development team to implement designs
      • Work collaboratively with product managers, marketing and executive team

      Minimum qualifications:

      • 3+ years of experience as a user experience designer or researcher
      • Bachelor’s Degree in User Experience Design or related field
      • Deep knowledge of UX/UI patterns and UCD principles
      • Portfolio of UX case studies and prototypes
      • Experience working in cross functional-teams
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • 7+ years of experience as a user experience designer or researcher
      • Track record of building successful products
      • Experience with enterprise UX
      • Experience working on AI/ML technologies
      • Familiarity with HTML5/CSS3 a plus
      • A can-do attitude personality with passion for artificial-intelligence (Machine Learning)
      Email us to apply