• Senior Manager - Computer Vision and AI

    Location CA-Mississauga
    Job ID
    53307
    Function
    Engineering
  • Overview

    Zebra builds tracking technology and solutions that generate actionable information and insight, giving companies unprecedented visibility into their businesses. Our solutions provide very precise operational data not only about where things are, but what condition they are in, allowing business leaders to use data to make better, more informed decisions, respond in real-time and ultimately, help businesses understand how they work, and how they could work better.

     

    Zebra’s Engineering Product Innovation team is seeking a Senior Manager to lead a team of experts in the field of computer vision and AI. You'll work in a collaborative environment where your team can pursue ambitious short term and long-term research and development activities with terra-bytes of data, work on problems that haven’t been solved before, quickly implement and deploy their algorithmic ideas, understand whether they succeed via statistically relevant experiments and if successful proceed to implementing these algorithms on real products. You'll see the work of your team directly improve the experience of Zebra’s customers across the world’s fortune 500 companies.

    Responsibilities

    -Lead a team that advances exploratory research and development projects in computer vision and machine learning and related fields to create highly innovative customer solutions
    - Develop and manage the short and long-term vision and portfolio of research and development initiatives for your team;
    - Manage the design, development, evaluation and implementation of highly innovative and algorithms;
    - Lead experienced engineers and researchers as well as develop junior members from academia/industry to a successful career track;
    - Grow your team by hiring the best;
    - Project manage cross-functional projects;
    - Work with other research and development teams to manage the integration of successful algorithms in complex, real-time production systems at large scale.

    Qualifications

    • Masters/PHD in Computer Engineering/Computer Science (preferably with specialization in computer vision and machine learning); alternatively a comparable industry career, with significant experience in delivering products using state-of-the-art computer vision and/or machine learning systems
    • 5+ years of managing a computer vision and/or machine learning team
    • Professional experience in software development (software design and development life cycle);
    • Ability to distill informal customer requirements into problem definitions, dealing with ambiguity and competing objectives;
    • Ability to manage and quantify improvement in customer experience or value for the business resulting from research outcomes;
    • Project management experience for working on cross-functional projects;
    • Proven achievements of developing and managing a research vision and portfolio of research initiatives, with algorithms that have been successfully integrated into production systems;
    • Strong track record of hiring and leading experienced engineers and researchers as well as a successful record of developing junior members to a successful career track;
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills, ability to convey rigorous mathematical concepts and considerations to non-experts.

     

    • Solid foundation in computer vision; key areas of interest include object detection, tracking and recognition; multiple view geometry, 3D computer vision and SfM/SLAM; activity recognition
    • In depth understanding of machine learning technology and experience on turning machine learning technologies into practical, state-of-the-art systems
    • Experience with Linux, Windows and ROS platforms
    • Experience with 3D sensors data (ToF, Stereo, Structured Light, Lidars)
    • Image (image stream) real-time processing, compression/decompression, frame search and extraction, format conversion, context-aware image format storage
    • Image analysis, feature extraction, segmentation, object locationing and identification
    • Skilled with Scripting and prototyping languages: Python, Matlab, C/C++
    • Experience with generic packages: OpenCV, Point Cloud Library and Matlab
    • Experience with CUDA drivers, GPGPU programming, Linux architecture and GPGPU acceleration, Robotic OS

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