Head of Research

Recruiter
B C T Resourcing
Location
Manchester
Salary
£45,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Position: Head of Research
Location: Manchester M15 6JJ
Salary: 45,000- 55,000 Per Annum
Job type: Permanent

Company Overview:
Our client is an award-winning Computer Vision startup based in Manchester UK.
We're changing the world of home decoration and interior design through the application of advanced computer vision techniques we've pioneered in house.
The problem we are solving is that of the Imagination Gap; an inability to imagine what new home furnishings and decorations look like in a users own room.
We have built a platform that allows a user to take a picture of their room with their phone/tablet and automatically recognise the walls, floors, ceilings, objects and lighting conditions in those rooms. We then allow the user to render wallpapers, carpets, paints, artwork and furniture in that room.

DESCRIPTION
Our client is seeking a Head of Research to lead the companys research and development efforts. Responsibilities include:
Align the businesss R&D efforts with business objectives.
Deliver robust, working technology that solves computer vision and machine learning problems.
Manage of the research team to define and deliver research objectives.
Provide strategic guidance for the companys overall technical direction.
Represent the companys technological development to external clients and the public.

Skills
Proven background in developing and deploying robust solutions to computer vision and machine learning problems.
PhD in an area related to computer vision and machine learning.
Knowledgeable about the state-of-the-art techniques in the following areas:
Deep learning, convolutional neural networks.
3D computer vision, SLAM, structure from motion.
Image segmentation.
Object detection
Experience running a R&D team in an agile environment and delivering on business objectives.
Strong software development skills and knowledge of the computer vision and machine learning and computer vision software ecosystem. Ideally, experience with Python and C++.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Self-motivated.
Broad technical knowledge of application architectures.

Additional Information
Benefits

Key skills
Deploying solutions to computer vision and machine learning problems, PhD, 3D Computer vision,