Sr. Video Research Engineer / Scientist

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Senior Video Research Engineer/Scientist

Aliso Viejo, CA

What you will do:

  • Conduct R&D on a new generation of video coding technologies and advanced video processing algorithms including AI and machine learning.
  • Advance the field of video processing by researching novel approaches to video compression
  • Collaborate with teams in the US, EU and Japan on various video related projects

What you know:

Must have:

  • Proven experience on video-related applications, such as video transcoding, live streaming, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in deep learning and neural-network-based video coding/processing/streaming algorithms.
  • Hands-on experience using deep learning frameworks like Tensorflow and Pytorch.
  • Strong knowledge in video pre & post processing algorithms such as denoising, scaling, sharpening, deblocking, etc.
  • Strong knowledge in video encoding techniques like motion estimation, mode decision and rate control.
  • Strong knowledge in video compression standards, such as H.264, HEVC, VVC, VP9, AV1 and related reference software packages (JM, HM, VTM).
  • Experience in assessing visual quality using both objective metrics and subjective techniques.

Good to have:

  • Background in real-time computer graphics, including the fundamentals of lighting models, ray tracing, rasterization, texture mapping, and shading.
  • Knowledge in low-level graphics programming (i.e. OpenCL, CUDA, GLSL, HLSL, Vulkan) .
  • Experience with game engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity
  • Experience in other computer vision areas like object detection, tracking, segmentation, AR/VR, etc.
  • Advanced degree in a related field such as a PhD or MS

Who you are:

  • You communicate fluidly with teams in the US, EU and JP.
  • Given context, you're capable of self-direction.
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and shifting contexts.
  • You have an impact first mindset.
  • You take pride in identifying and solving the big technical challenges that seem out of reach to others
  • Talent matters but so does curiosity, inventiveness and being tenacious.
  • You have strong and well formed ideas that are weakly held; you can discuss, listen and participate in a passionate debate.
  • You keep up with industry trends and will proactively  experiment with cutting edge technologies
  • You can learn from disparate cross discipline ideas and bring those learnings into your work.

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Location: Aliso Viejo, CA

Date posted: 2021-12-16