Niantic’s Engineering team seeks a researcher who can apply computer vision principles to create the next stage of augmented reality experiences for large-scale mobile gaming. The person who fills this role should have practical experience developing algorithms and systems that leverage computer vision for augmented/mixed reality, and will define the direction for current and future products using that knowledge.
Conduct innovative computer vision research in recognition and semantic understanding of 3-dimensional real-world scenes.
Apply machine learning and deep learning techniques to improve accuracy of computer vision algorithms.
Solve computer vision challenges that can be applied large-scale consumer experiences around the world.
You have a MS or PhD (PhD preferably) in computer science or a related field, with focus on computer vision, robotics or deep learning.
Experience in computer vision geometry.
You have experience developing visual SLAM systems and multiple approaches to solving the problem.
Experience with OpenCV and other computer vision libraries.
Proficient experience in C++.
You have expertise with deep learning applications for vision.
Experience with ground truth systems like Vicon.
You have publications in a top tier conference such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, NIPS, ICLR, ICML.
You have a willingness to lead development efforts for a nascent team that is growing rapidly.
Join the Niantic team!
Niantic is the world’s leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction.
Originally formed at Google in 2010, we became an independent company in 2014 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners. Our current titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress, and record-breaking AR game Pokémon GO. Our third title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, is currently in development.
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