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Principal Computer Vision Scientist

Principal Computer Vision Scientist

Job ID 
505263
Location 
US-MA-North Reading
Posted Date 
7/19/2017
Company 
Amazon Robotics LLC
Position Category 
Software Development
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Job Description

Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA? Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

Amazon Robotics is seeking an expert Robotics Scientist for the Perception group to help create new automation solutions that improve overall system efficiencies through the use of advanced technologies. The ideal candidate will have deep and broad experience with theoretical approaches and practical implementations of manipulation and vision techniques for task automation. This position reports to the Director of Advanced Robotics.

The Principal Robotic Scientist will be responsible for:
  • Designing highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions involving computer vision
  • Developing complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple sensing devices
  • Delivering new technology platforms with the highest levels of performance, reliability, and usability
  • Resolving complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Deep diving on key development and architectural decisions
  • Maintaining high level of communications
  • Representing Amazon Robotics in the broader machine vision industry through publications and scientific presentations

Basic Qualifications

  • MS/PhD in Computer Science or equivalent with a focus on Computer Vision
  • Minimum of 10 years experience developing software with Java and/or C++ involving perception for commercial or industrial applications.
  • Experience with Deep Learning in application
  • Experience designing highly scalable and large enterprise software solutions
  • Deep knowledge and experience with a wide variety of sensors
  • Strong experience with automated build and test and/or test driven development
  • Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
  • Provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed technical decisions
  • Excellent written (research papers) and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS)
  • Development of software interfacing to AWS services
  • Exposure to MySQL database, Python, and XML programming
  • Experience with source control, code reviews, and bug tracking systems
  • Understanding of networking protocols and technologies
  • Able to work on challenging assignments with aggressive schedules
  • Experience with automated build and test and/or test driven development
  • Solid understanding of and experience with Services Oriented Architecture (SOA)