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Mobile Computer Vision Engineer (San Francisco or Boulder)
At Occipital, we believe that spatial is the next frontier in computing. We are looking for passionate, talented computer vision engineers and researchers to help bring cutting edge spatial computing to everyday life. Our first step was to enable everyone to capture the world in 3D, so we created Structure Sensor, a depth sensor for iPad, the first of its kind and one of the top-funded Kickstarter projects.
Well-designed hardware is only the beginning of what we do at Occipital. We're fundamentally a software company developing state-of-the-art computer vision software. We've laid the groundwork for spatial computing in everyday life by launching apps and a powerful engine for real-time object scanning, indoor mapping and augmented reality.
But we're just getting started, and as we extend our platform to solve new problems and push new boundaries, we are looking to extend our team. If you have experience and passion in all or most of the following topics, we would love to talk to you:
Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
Machine Learning for Vision (Decision Trees, Neural Networks)
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality
Native mobile development (iOS, Android)
C/C++ optimization including vector (SIMD) instructions
Looking for a different kind of mobile challenge? We're powering the next generation of spatial apps that break through our screens and interact with the world around us. That means we not only have all the 'standard' mobile product development challenges, but we're also writing the playbook for UX, best practices, etc. Whereas most startups are looking for innovators, we're looking for pioneers.
If that sentence excites rather than frightens you, you're probably the kind of person we want to talk to. At Occipital, iOS engineering typically involves a mix of:
Interfacing with our computer vision team to add new features to Structure SDK
Building our own applications, ranging from simple tech demos to complex products
Talking to our developers, users, and customers to better understand their needs and improve our products
Obviously, we're looking for all the buzz words you'd expect: talented, hard-working, communicative, etc. No one has ever saw that in a job description and said, Oh! I need to be a hard-worker? Better not apply. Here are a few things critical at Occipital that might not be elsewhere:
Uncertainty-resistant. There's no right answer for the experiences we create & it's up to us to figure it out.
Autonomous. We have a strong orientation toward people that know how to figure things out on their own. That doesn't mean don't ask questions!
Holistic, Beginning-to-End Thinkers. For this role in particular, we're looking for people that know how to build products from beginning to end, not just churn out code. Show us what you've shipped!
Willingness to go under the hood. What we're building is complicated, and you need to know your way around iOS on more than a surface level. Hacking stuff together using Apple's native APIs is great, but we want to see that you can go deeper when necessary.
Major points for any 3D or computer vision related experience!
Do you want to push the boundaries of what’s possible in web technology to help build the future of augmented reality and virtual reality? Can you not only build a mental map of a complex backend system, but also leverage it to build reliant, performant, and elegant web applications? Do you have a deep understanding of how networking, databases, and servers work down to the bare metal? Then we really want to meet you.
At Occipital, we’re working on spatial computing - using computer vision to 3D reconstruct and understand your surroundings so that software can operate over real world spaces. We believe it will power the next generation of augmented reality and some of the key parts of virtual reality as well.
Spatial computing is an incredibly complex endeavor that will require everything from sophisticated computer vision algorithms capable of running on mobile devices, to vast storage of visual information, to taking advantage of GPU servers for fast parallel image processing. An important part of this platform will be the web backend system required to tie it all together.
We’re looking for a web engineer who is excited to help us expand on Structure Sensor, Bridge Engine, and soon to be unveiled efforts that we are keeping under wraps.
The ideal adventurer has:
Strong Fundamentals. Engineers at Occipital derive the ability to think on their feet from strong fundamental understanding of computer science.
Lean Mentality. You work backwards from first principles, can articulate trade offs, and pragmatically execute on the delivery of MVP software.
Holistic, Beginning-to-End Thinkers. What you know is less important than what you can learn. For this role in particular, we're looking for people that know how to build products from beginning to end, not just churn out code. Show us what you've shipped!
Willingness to go Under the Hood. What we're building is complicated, and you need to know your way around software on more than a surface level. Your ruby on rails app is great, but we want to see that you can go deeper when necessary.
System/Network Experience. You've built applications on both UDP and TCP, you've maintained clusters of servers in the cloud, and you bring a fundamental understanding from low-level to application layer TCP/IP.
Deep Python Experience. While we work heavily in python/django, you'll be responsible for a breadth of technologies up and down the stack.
Does this sound like you? If so, click 'Apply Now' below and put 'Adventurers Wanted' in the subject line.
If you are humble, hungry, intellectually curious, and want to invest the next several months of your life learning from a world class team, we want to hear from you. Click 'Apply Now' below and put 'Adventurers Wanted' in the subject line.