[visionlist] Job title: Computer Vision Scientist/Software Engineer

dev_jobs at studionouveau.biz dev_jobs at studionouveau.biz
Sun Jun 15 00:00:32 PDT 2008

Studio Nouveau Corporation, (herein referred to as Studio Nouveau)  
provides state of the art next generation visual effects technology.  
Studio Nouveau is an animation and technology development studio  
formed by veterans of the motion capture and visual effects industry.  
As artist and developers of award wining feature films and games,  
Studio Nouveau is committed to creating high-quality, innovative,  
successful technologies for the entertainment industry.

Job title:  Computer Vision Scientist/Software Engineer
Location: Culver City/Los Angeles
State:  California
Start Date: Immediate
Relocation fee expenses: none
Job type: Contract to hire 6+ Months
Additional Info: Please send resume and salary history
Dev_jobs at studionouveau.biz


Position Summery:
Studio Nouveau, Inc. is currently seeking a Computer Vision Scientist  
for a research and development position in Culver City/Los Angeles,  
California. The successful applicant will play a significant role in  
the research and development of Studio Nouveau?s vision based  
technology. The chosen candidate will contribute to efforts to build  
state-of-the-art, next generation Visual FX technology.

This person is passionate about computer vision and machine learning  
applications and theory. He or she enjoys the extensive prototyping  
and experimentation activities involved with new product research, as  
well as the implementation and optimization activities inherent to  
product development and maintenance. The person has a breadth of  
knowledge in the various schools of computer vision and machine  
learning research and keeps to date on the state of the art.

The position will require the following:
?	Demonstrated experience with computer vision technology development.
?	Solid understanding of 3D modeling and tracking.
?	In-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in 3D graphics tools  
and techniques.
?	MS or PhD in Computer Vision or a related subject such as Image  Processing.

?	Strong C++ skills, including experience with C++ open source libraries.
?	Strong understanding of software design methodologies.
?	Excellent knowledge of computer graphic mathematics.
?	Experience in searching and evaluating journal publications and  
research papers.

Programming Tools:
?	MatLab programming prototyping.
?	C++ programming.
?	Python programming.

Additional experience in the following would be great advantage:
?	Texture analysis.
?	Image processing.
?	Stereovision.
?	Camera calibration.
?	Non-linear data modeling.
?	Direct X and OpenGL
?	Multicore, CELL, GPU experience is a plus.
?	Parallel computing and high-performance computing.
?	A broad knowledge and experience working with machine learning  
involving design development of algorithms and techniques.
?	Experience with 3D acquisition and reconstruction.
?	Experience with object oriented UI toolkits.
?	Experience with creating and customizing intuitive UI components.
?	Must be detail-oriented and organized, possess strong communication  
skills, and be able to handle a variety of tasks in an efficient manner.

Chosen candidate will:
?	Be primarily responsible for the technology development of software  
and/or systems under the guidance of project lead.
?	Design, prototype and bring technology to final product.
?	Invent and develop image analysis algorithms.
?	Write technical documents explaining procedures and functions.
?	Document results in patent disclosures.
?	Team with image hardware researchers to jointly optimize computer  
vision software with the imaging device.
?	Maintain high-quality, well-documented C++ code to contribute to  
proprietary computer vision code base.
?	Effectively communicate results by preparing written reports and  
making presentations describing analysis performed, solutions  
developed, and value obtained.
?	Participate in discussions of future applications and/or systems  
regarding their appropriateness of solution.

Studio Nouveau, Inc. is a small business specializing in Visual FX  
production and technology development. As a growing company, we offer  
the opportunity to be an integral part of a creative team.

Compensation: Competitive salary (DOE)

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