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Sr. R&D Engineer - Computer Vision (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Dec 8, 2018

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-14105
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

About Outward, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc.

Outward, Inc. is a California based enterprise software company targeting retail industries. Founded in 2012, Outward provides end-to-end creative solutions spanning from image capture to retail analytics through its first to market imaging platform. Outward's platform, with patented measurement and rendering technology enables the inexpensive production of large volume, high-quality creative content for visual merchandising, including digital and print applications for online, in-store, and at home channels.

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We're looking for talented researchers to join our applied R&D group working on problems in imaging, computer vision, graphics and machine learning.


Required Skills:

* 4 -- 10 years professional experience shipping product at scale
* Self-motivated with excellent problem solving and communication skills
* Solid foundation in computer vision:

* Key areas of interest include SLAM, multiple view geometry, point cloud reconstruction
* Design and implementation of 3D scanning methods
* Experience with scientific libraries such as NumPy, scikit-learn, image manipulation libraries like OpenCV
* Experience with performance analysis including using low-level tools like profilers for identifying performance issues
* MS or PhD in computer vision or a comparable industry career

Desirable Skills:

* Solid foundation in rendering, plus:

* Key areas of interest include physically based rendering, global illumination
* Creating real-time rendering effects using current and upcoming graphics APIs OpenGL, Direct3D 11/12
* Background in relevant industries including video game development, rendering software or visual effects in film
* Experience with low-level graphics APIs and GPGPU programming - OpenGL, CUDA, etc.

Outward's Benefits & Perks:

* Competitive Salary, Paid Time Off, Sick Days
* Health, Vision, Dental Insurance and 401(k)
* Catered Lunches 2 times a week and a kitchen with snacks and drinks
* Flexible Hours
* Extremely friendly and fun staff and management
* Bring your furry pals to work!


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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