Research Scientist, Computer Vision and Image Processing

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Company Overview:

We are a Waterloo-based startup developing industry-first platform for Gestures Recognition. We believe Gestures Recognition as an HMI (Human Machine Interface) is today where Voice Recognition was five (5) years ago and that we have an opportunity to provide a market-leading solution for significantly reducing the time, cost, and effort of building gestures interface for any device. We have been publicly recognized as a Top-10 startup in Ontario; closed a multi-million dollar financing round from prestigious international investors; secured product distribution partnerships with major firms; successfully filed patents for our breakthrough technology; and are gearing up for commercial product launch in the Fall. We are looking for exceptionally talented and motivated individuals who are excited about helping shape the future by working on the bleeding-edge of gestures recognition technology in a tightly-knit, bureaucracy free, strictly meritocratic, dare-to-dream environment.

Job Title:

Research Scientist, Computer Vision and Image Processing

Job ​Duties:

Conduct research, design, and analysis of Machine Learning based solutions.

Use signal processing methods and algorithms to transform and extract useful information.

Use programming skills to implement methods and algorithms.

Core Requirements:

PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, or equivalent.

Minimum 5 years work experience in Machine Learning and Signal Processing or related fields.

Deep understanding of Machine Learning and Statistical Modelling, Image Processing, Computer Vision, and Probabilistic Graphical Models.

Experience with Deep Learning and associated frameworks such as Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).

Experience with sensor fusion (ie. multi-sensor processing).

Experience in the use of statistical analysis and machine learning tools, packages and languages (for example, Python, Matlab, or R).

End-to-end model and classifier development experience (ie. collect, develop, test, implement) for various applications.

Excellent coding skills in C/C++. Knowledge of a range of other languages and environments is a plus.

Familiarity with Linux OS, command line and shell scripts.

Excellent problem solving, communication, and team work skills.

Demonstrated ability to work and deliver in a high-pressure environment.

Additional Qualifications:

Strong publication record.

Embedded Software Engineering experience. 

Experience with different sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Infrared Camera, and ToF (Time of Flight).

Prior work experience at a software start-up.

Compensation and Benefits:

Attractive salary and stock options package.

Supplemental heath insurance.