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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: 7/8/20
The role of the Applications Programmer involves developing, evaluating, and analyzing Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV) research algorithms on massive real-world data sets. The incumbent develops experimental tooling as needed and innovates new methods that improve upon baseline benchmarks.
25% Identifies, implements, evaluates and analyzes appropriate ML/CV baseline methods using knowledge of state-of-the-art in industry and academia.
20% Improves upon baselines by researching, developing, evaluating and analyzing novel ML/CV methods.
15% Develops and executes robust analysis tools that include visualization of model output, internal representations, and statistical summaries.
15% Develops frameworks for executing CV research experiments on massive real-world imagery datasets.
10% Interacts with internal personnel including junior engineers, research peers, and senior advisors.
5% Develops and executes automated unit tests for experimental framework.
5% Recommends and implements changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
5% Understands industry practices and department policies and procedures relating to work assignments.
Requires thorough knowledge of R&D programming function.
Requires thorough knowledge relating to the design and development of Machine Learning (ML) and Computer Vision (CV) object detection algorithms.
Requires knowledge of other related areas of CV and ML concepts including Active Learning.
Requires advanced skills with the PyTorch deep learning framework.
Knowledge of department processes and procedures.
Requires advanced programming and math skills associated with research engineering, including implementing algorithms directly from Computer Vision (CV) publications.
Requires interpersonal skills in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Has skills needed to develop conversion and system implementation plans.
Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Requires ability to understand business needs and how business systems can support those needs.
Has ability to interface with management on a regular basis.
Must be self-motivated, work independently or as part of a team, able to learn quickly, meet deadlines and demonstrate problem solving skills.
Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Professional and/or academic research experience in Computer Vision and Machine Learning.
Salary & Benefits
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