Applied Research Manager, Computer Vision


May 1, 2021

NVIDIA is searching for outstanding applied research manager to spearhead our Computer Vision efforts. Computer Vision is a core component of NVIDIAs platforms from Drive AV to Isaac autonomous Robotics to Clara for Healthcare to Maxine streaming and broadcast and beyond. The ideal candidate is an established thought leader in academic or industry with deep experience in vision, human understanding, publishing and presenting at industry and academic conferences, and hands-on implementation. This role requires high-level knowledge of multiple areas within production workflow and tools, Deep Learning, network optimization, and vision systems. Come join a diverse applied research group that works on hard and meaningful problems; that consistently publishes at top venues in graphics, computer vision, and artificial intelligence; and that values real impact on NVIDIA products and the industry at large.
What you'll be doing:

  • Start an applied research team focused on Computer Vision specifically targeted on Video Understanding

  • Recruit, build and lead a small applied research team with diverse skills across research, high performance computing, hardware acceleration, and system software

  • Define and execute a multi-year applied research agenda

  • Work with product groups to identify short and medium term technology gaps, transfer technology

  • Identify and close gaps between research and product teams

  • Prove out potential in existing research for use in product. Improve robustness and performance

  • Implement experiments and research prototypes in C++, Python, CUDA, and other domain-appropriate tools

  • Influence research initiatives across the company and in the field

  • Protect strategic inventions with patents

  • Publish and present findings in top-tier venues

What we need to see:

  • A Ph.D. or comparable research experience or equivalent experience in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field

  • 10+ years of relevant work experience

  • 3+ years of experience leading a team

  • Excellent knowledge of theory and practice in computer graphics, cloud/distributed computing, ray tracing, and machine learning

  • Expertise with programming systems such as C++, Python, CUDA, and deep learning frameworks such as TensorFlow and PyTorch

  • Demonstrated team/management leadership in research, applied research, or product teams

  • A track record of research excellence demonstrated in publications at leading conferences and journals and other research artifacts such as software projects

  • Great presentation and interpersonal skills

NVIDIA is widely considered to be one of the technology world’s most desirable employers. We have some of the most forward-thinking and hardworking people on the planet working for us. Are you creative, passionate about computer vision, and interested in inventing the future of Perception Systems? We want to hear from you!
NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression , sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.