Research Engineer - Computer Vision

Discipline: Data Science
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact name: Ben Huaraka

Contact email: ben@ds-group.co.uk
Job ref: 32163
Published: 3 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Are you a hands-on Computer Vision Scientist with a solid background in Machine Learning who loves solving challenging modern computer vision problems and is eager to design solutions that will help revolutionize video content creation for films and TV?

Do you want to help revolutionize the way that Film and TV are experienced across the globe? Do you dream of working with the world's best Technologists, Visual Effects Editors, and AI Scientists? Then look no further!

DS Group have partnered with a start-up pioneering an AI-based technology that can visually translate a film or TV show into any language. All whilst preserving the original actor's performances, so you can enjoy it without annoying subtitles or poor dubbing! Their recent launch has attracted interest from several global streaming services & film studios, cementing their position as pioneers in a multi-billion dollar industry.

To take full advantage of this position, they are expanding our Research team in LA with multiple Research Engineers to contribute to novel AI-based graphics technology deployed at scale to turn science into unique business products.

Requirements

To succeed, you should have:

  • Demonstrable 3+ years research experience (academic or industry) with Deep Learning and Computer Vision in at least five of the following:

    • Neural networks and transfer learning

    • Generative/adversarial models

    • Unsupervised/Self-supervised learning

    • Domain adaptation techniques

    • Visual attention models

    • 2D/3D face (landmarks) tracking

    • 3D vision and reconstruction

    • Video segmentation/synthesis

  • Scholarly work in CV and ML venues, e.g., ICCV, CVPR, ICML, BMVC, etc.

  • Good background in statistical methods and numerical optimization

  • Excellent coding skills in Python

  • Proficiency with DL frameworks such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, or Keras

  • Good communication skills to collaborate in a team with Researchers, ML engineers, and VFX artists

  • MS or Ph.D. in Visual Computing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, or related fields

You’ll shine if you have experience with:

  • Developing tools or solutions at scale for visual effects or real-world computer vision problems

  • C++ and CUDA

  • Differentiable programming frameworks such as JAX and Taichi

  • Cloud platforms such as GCP and AWS

  • Virtual environments such as Anaconda

  • Tracking and VFX tools such as Nuke (Keentools), Mocha Pro, and After Effects

Benefits

What you'll get from them:

  • Autonomy - you own the work that you do from start to finish, and you'll have the opportunity to influence research ideas and independently implement and evaluate them in modern deep learning and company tech stack at scale.

  • Career growth in science - you’ll be up to speed with major scientific advances, contribute ideas to scholarly articles and patents, and participate at major conferences in AI-related fields.

  • Learning & development - you'll be working with the world's best Technologists, Visual Effects Editors & AI Scientists to push the boundaries of what is possible.

  • Inclusive culture - collaboration is essential, everyone's opinion and input are genuinely valued.

  • Be part of something BIG - we are changing the Film & TV industry for the better, breaking down language barriers, and bringing people closer together.

Working for The Company:

  • Enjoy their flexible working environment and hybrid office model.

  • Benefit from their shared success - all new joiners are given stock options.

  • Competitive salary 

  • Celebrate together - work across teams to solve challenging problems and push the boundaries of video content creation.

  • Networking in the film industry

  • Medical / dental / vision insurance

  • Basic 401(k) plan

  • Corporate laptop