Computer Vision Applied Research Scientist

Applied AI Robotics,  London, UK


We are Emotech, a London-based AI startup & top 14 in Europe. We aim to improve the relationship between human and technology with 4 CES Awards Winner, Olly. 
Olly is the first home robot with an evolving personality that adapts to each individual. Designed to do more than just respond to commands, Olly’s advanced machine learning technology proactively assists you with your day-to-day routine by remembering your habits. Plus, Olly’s unique brain-inspired AI system – created by Emotech’s leading AI researchers and neuroscientists – creates a truly personalised experience by enabling Olly to understand emotion and adapt to the world around it.

We are seeking for a passionate and knowledgeable Computer Vision Applied Research Scientist who can successfully design and develop cutting edge algorithms enabling Olly to perceive the surrounding environment which is a foundation for proactive and personalised interactions.

  • Work with CV/ML researchers to design and implement computer vision models optimized for real-time deployment of models
  • Design, build and maintain large-scale production machine learning pipelines
  • Porting these algorithms from prototype to production - including training on large scale datasets, and deploying on a real time robotic platform
  • Develop tools for profiling, analyzing, and improving both training and inference performance
  • Work closely with the development team to integrate production-ready machine learning pipelines with other Olly services
  • Extensive experience with deep learning frameworks Tensorflow, Caffe, PyTorch, Theano, etc (any of them)
  • Excellent software skills (Python) required to train and evaluate state of the art algorithms on *large-scale* datasets
  • Experience with re-implementing state-of-the-art models
This has to be proven/demonstrated, either by significant industry experience and/or publicly available re-implementation of state-of-the-art models (preferred).
  • Knowledge of C++11/14 and STL
  • OpenCV / DLib
  • Understanding of basic ML models (SVM, regression, random forests)
  • Experience with porting state-of-the-art models to embedded platforms
  • Publications at top-venues are a plus
What we offer:
Emotech is a flat-structured and family-styled startup. We want each member to be well taken care of and have the capability to grow with the team. You are welcome to suggest any other benefits in addition to all of these in the following!
  • Autonomy to make vital decisions and offer solutions that have impact on company development and the AI world
  • Competitive salary package
  • Performance bonus (from ½ month to 12 months salary)
  • Company equity (value increased 20 times from 2015 to 2017, EMI)
  • Pension scheme (NEST)
  • Medical insurance (BUPA UK, private healthcare )
  • Work with diverse team with extensive domain expertise, some of the brightest & highly reputable minds in AI, software development, mechanics, business and investment
  • Collaboration on various projects with renowned universities, including CMU, UCL, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London  & University of Edinburgh
  • Internal knowledge transfer to explore multi-modality, ASR, NLP, computer vision, software architecture and more
  • Trendy innovative gadgets to try out
  • Tier 1 Conference & workshop(we cover registration fee, flight & hotel)
  • Business trip with multi cultural experience (Edinburgh, San Francisco, Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei)  
  • Tailor-made personal PR exposure (Meet AI, Tier 1 international media in UK & Asia)
  • Patent application( registration & legal consultancy )
  • Working Visa application( application & legal consultancy)
  • Family-friendly company trip
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Convenient location in lively Shoreditch
  • Everyday coffee and tea
  • Everyday dinner
  • Weekly happy hours with unlimited beers, scotch & wine

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