Research Scientist - Computer Vision

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

Contact email: ben@ds-group.co.uk
Job ref: 32162
Published: 3 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

Are you a Computer Vision scientist that loves solving challenging problems and is eager to advance the state-of-the-art in digital video content creation?

Do you want to help revolutionise 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, Filmmakers and AI Scientists? Then look no further!

DS Group have partnered with a company creating groundbreaking AI-based technology. This tech visually translates a film or TV show into any language 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 their Research team in LA with multiple Researcher hires to advance the state of the art and bring unique scientific value to their business and products.

Requirements

To succeed, you should have:

  • Demonstrable research experience with a strong publication record in major computer vision and machine learning venues and journals

  • Familiarity with modern computer vision techniques, such as 3D vision, generative image synthesis, 2D/3D face (landmarks) tracking, and semantic video segmentation

  • Solid background in statistical methods and numerical optimization

  • Good knowledge in applied machine learning and deep learning esp. generative/adversarial models

  • Experience with domain adaptation techniques

  • Excellent coding skills in Python and good experience with DL frameworks such as PyTorch, Tensorflow, or Keras

  • Outstanding communication skills to collaborate in a team with Research/ML Engineers and VFX artists

  • Ph.D. or Postdoctoral researcher in Visual Computing, Computer Vision, or related fields

You’ll shine if you have experience with:

  • Self and cross-domain attention models

  • Multimodal and fusion techniques

  • Differentiable programming frameworks such as JAX and Taichi

  • Developing tools or solutions for real-world machine vision problems via an internship, full-time job, or contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub)

  • Cloud platforms such as GCP and AWS

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

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 decisions and come up with unique approaches and algorithms in your projects.

  • Scholarly work - you’ll be encouraged to advance the state of the art, and publish scientific breakthroughs in scholarly articles and patents

  • Learning & career growth in science - you’ll push the boundaries in content creation with the world’s best Engineers, VFX artists, and scientists, and present your scientific work and participate at major conferences in your field of expertise.

  • Academic collaborations - you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with renowned scientists at top research institutions.

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

  • Be part of something BIG - they 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