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Applied Researcher (Python/C++)

Anyvision Ltd

Location: Belfast
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th January 2019
Closes: 9th March 2019

Closing Date: Applications accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis until 31/3/2018

AnyVision Research UK is a world-leading team of scientists and engineers that create AI for the Real World. With deployments and clients spanning the globe, we are recognised as leaders in the fields of Face recognition, Object recognition, Object detection, and Visual Target Tracking. As we grow in scope and ambition in 2019, we invite highly motivated, world-class applied researchers to apply to join us.

This role is to aid in the design, development, integration and deployment of AnyVision algorithms onto hardware devices including CPU, DSP, GPU, and FPGA. This includes liaising with researchers to form a concrete understanding of their work and to guide their research within the constraints of the hardware under consideration. You will be responsible for profiling algorithms (speed and accuracy), identifying bottlenecks which may require further research, documenting the development/deployment, and reporting results both internally and externally.

We are especially interested in talking to candidates who are excited about seeing their work used to make a difference in the real world and who have a passion for solving key challenges in areas as diverse as security, healthcare and sports analytics. At AnyVision you will have the chance to combine the best of academic research with world-changing engineering. Our team have the opportunity to publish in leading conferences, supervise doctoral-level research with our academic partners, give masterclasses in our School of AI and lead significant teams across geographical areas including London, New York, Belfast and Tel Aviv. We work with some of the biggest names in computing technology and are thought-leaders in AI for the Real World.

Essential Skills and Experience:

Candidates will have an excellent track record in software development, and:

  • Minimum 1 years industry experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, especially of technical concepts/ideas
  • C and/or C++
  • *nix
  • CMake/Gnu Make
  • Source control
  • Scripting languages (Python/Bash)
  • Knowledge of good software engineering principles
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Algorithm development within a research context
  • Experience in machine learning frameworks (pyTorch, Caffe, TensorFlow, Scikit-learn)
  • Experience developing for hardware devices such as GPUs, DSPs, FPGAs, embedded Linux.
  • OpenCV and computer vision
  • Demonstrated interest in/knowledge of machine/deep learning
  • Experience and ability to work with academic literature
  • Strong mathematical background
  • PhD in electrical/electronic engineering, machine learning, computer science or similar
  • CUDA/OpenCL/Halide

AnyVision provides an opportunity to be involved in more speculative research projects and proof of concepts and provides a dynamic and collaborative work environment suited to driven individuals. The salary and benefits are more than competitive with industry leaders.


Salary is negotiable and highly competitive. Additional benefits include flexible working, including location (by agreement); a contributory pension scheme; structured annual bonus and 6 monthly performance review of salary; technical training; regular company social events and activities; private healthcare and gym membership.

More Information:

You are welcome to contact us to discuss any aspects of this job specification. Please ensure you send a complete CV and 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the job when contacting the HR team.


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