• Computer Vision Algorithm Researcher, Principal

    Location US-NY-Holtsville
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  • Overview

    At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before.


    A dynamic community of builders, doers and problem solvers, we each play a unique role - shaping new technologies, bringing solutions to market, and partnering with companies on the front line of business.

    Being a part of Zebra means making your mark as we make digital transformation a reality.

    It means growing into a leader at a leading company that makes a distinct difference - because together, we’ve only just begun.


    We build today, so we can create tomorrow.

    Join Zebra and change the world with us.


    The principal computer vision algorithm researcher will lead advanced exploratory research and development projects in computer vision and machine learning and related fields to build highly innovative customer solutions. The developer will own the development of perception & learning systems using 2D and 3D visioning systems that are Enterprise-grade and ready for real world deployment.

    • Lead and architect computer vision and machine learning algorithms and applications development
    • Lead proof-of-concept implementations, prototypes and demos to fine-tune technologies to practical, state-of-the-art systems
    • Lead day to day work of performing experiments and evaluations to quantify and validate improvements made to existing systems
    • Champion new thinking and creativity in team members. Coach others on how to effectively develop, communicate, and implement new solutions
    • Maintain keen awareness of technology roadmap and competitor products and development direction to help direct designs to surpass the competition
    • Analyze competitor intellectual property and participate in activities related to protecting intellectual property
    • Lead the research fundamental problems and implement algorithmic solutions that are appropriate
    • Serve as an organizational spokesperson on specialized projects or programs
    • Act as prime consultant on large projects that affect the organization’s long-term goals and objectives



    • Masters/PhD in computer vision or 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
    • 12+ years work experience
    • Strong publication record in the broad area of computer vision or artificial intelligence demonstrating original thinking, problem solving and critical performance validation
    • Established track-record of delivering projects around Computer Vision or Artificial Intelligence
    • Experience in leading the development of computer vision and machine learning algorithms and applications
    • Experience in estimating the scope, duration, effort and risk on project proposals
    • Experience leading and mentoring more junior members of the team in research activities
    • 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
    • Scripting and prototyping languages: Python, Matlab, C/C++
    • Generic packages: OpenCV, Point Cloud Library
    • Experience with Linux, Windows and ROS platforms
    • Ability to grasp new concepts quickly
    • Ability to adapt and use these patterns in innovative ways to develop custom solutions
    • Ability to take initiative on issues and report results instead of waiting for task lists
    • Good presentation skills, both prepared and “on demand” talks

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