Perception and Computer Researcher/Engineer
UBTECH North America R&D Center
Los Angeles, CA

About $110,000 - $140,000 a year

Job description

Role Summary:
As a Researcher/Engineer – Perception and Computer Vision at UBTECH North America Research and Development Center (UBTECH NARDC), you will work with our talented team members to drive our innovative research and development for our next-generation service robotic product. This role reports to the head of UBTECH NARDC.

Job Type: Full-Time

Essential Responsibilities:
Define and execute both the short-term and long-term engineering and R&D plans of perception and CV, to support current and next-generation product development and frontier research in UBTECH.
Work with business, product, and R&D teams to define the requirements of the perception and computer vision functionalities of our new robot product, within the domains of object segmentation, classification and pose estimation, scene understanding, human tracking, facial expression recognition, etc. Convert the designs into technical development requirements.
Execute hands-on work. Create critical and innovative software components, which will be essential for autonomous and intelligent robotic systems.
Support UBTECH’s perception and CV R&D effort and production in different BUs and different domains. Work as an internal expert and consultant for other UBTECH teams.
Track the state-of-the-art technology and conduct frontier fundamental and applied R&D.
Actively attend international conferences and forums, present our work, publish research articles, and file invention patents.
Build connections and collaborations with academic institutions and industrial partners.
Domestic and international travels required for internal meetings, external technical meetings, conferences, and partner discussions.
Other duties may be required from time to time.

Basic Qualifications/Requirements:
Advanced degree in Computer Vision, Sensing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, and related fields with experience in creating perception and CV systems. Ph.D. preferred.
Experience in system architecture, design, and development.
Proficient in at least one of the main programming languages, including C++, Python, Java, etc. Ability to write clean and efficient code.
Experience with ROS and comfortable in working on Linux platform, e.g., Ubuntu.
In-depth expertise in technical fields relevant to perception and CV with both system-level thinking and algorithmic-level development.
Traceable research work with strong publications in the area of Computer Vision and Robotic Perception.
Excellent communication and teamwork skills. Self-motivated and passionate about the robotics and AI.
Must be 18 years or older.
Willing to work at different business locations when necessary.
Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
5 years of experience in creating perception and CV systems. Experience in successfully conducting applied research or developing products in industrial domains.
Passionate about exploring new areas and implement innovative ideas and concepts of CV and other perception algorithms in UBTECH’s products.
3 or more years of experience in building service robotic systems with perception and CV technology.
Familiar with building embedded robotic platforms and implementing critical algorithms on micro-controllers and PCs.
Customer engagement with solid skills of strategical thinking, business development, and excellent execution to meet business requirements and deadlines.
Strong connection with global technical leaders, and academic researchers.
Work both independently and with other team members in a dynamic, and face-paced environment.
Company description

UBTECH is a global leading AI and humanoid robotics company and the world’s most valuable AI and Robotics Start-up. At UBTECH, we conduct fundamental research, applied research, and innovative engineering to create various robotic products, which have been significantly impacting the global market and changing the world. As the leader in the intelligent service robot industry, we are the only company, which successfully commercialized humanoid robotic products for consumers, in the world.

Our mission is to bring a robot into every home, and truly integrate intelligent robots into the daily lives of everyone creating a more intelligent way of life.

The UBTECH North America Research and Development Center is the key business unit and R&D center of defining and creating the next-generation robotic products. We push the boundary of R&D of service robot industry and create game-changing robotic products which fundamentally influence the human and robot society.