Computer Vision Software Developer

Computer Vision Software Developer

Job Description
By joining our team, you will be contributing your computer vision or machine learning expertise to develop robust solutions for real-world problems, in the areas of 3D reconstruction, object-based change detection, feature detection, and motion pattern learning and anomaly detection among others. Kitware’s employees have unique opportunities to interact and collaborate directly with customers, visit interesting customer sites, and participate in live field tests and demonstrations.  Researchers and developers also enjoy benefits commonly associated with a position in academia, such as support and encouragement for the publication of novel work.
There are opportunities to collaborate on broader computer vision topics including content-based indexing and retrieval, object detection and tracking, video event and activity recognition, functional object recognition, social media understanding, video compression, and super resolution.
Researchers at Kitware enjoy support and encouragement for participation in national and international conferences (such as CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, WACV, and 3DV); and encouragement to seek funding to grow and develop their own research areas, if they desire. The Kitware Vision Group has collaborated with more than 20 universities in the past five years and maintains active involvement in major vision conferences.

Qualifications
  • BS and MS level candidates with exceptional skills in programming languages such as c++, C, Java, MATLAB, Perl, Tcl, and/or Python
  • Knowledge of software development processes/environments including MS Visual Studio, gcc, make, CMake/CDash, XCode and/or Borland
  • Ability to develop software for Unix, Linux, MacOS and/or Windows operating systems to large open-source projects and communities 
  • Due to Federal Government (DARPA) contractual restrictions, only candidates that are US Citizens, US Permanent Resident status, Asylees and Refugees are being considered at this time 

Company Description
Founded in 1998, Kitware is a leader in the creation and support of open-source software and state-of-the-art technology, and is one of the fastest growing software companies in the country. Kitware leverages its diverse technical expertise to provide advanced custom solutions for a host of complex technical problems. Kitware’s mission is to advance the frontiers of understanding by developing innovative open-source software platforms and integrating them into research, processes, and products. 

We partner with premier government R&D agencies such as DARPA, IARPA, AFRL, ONR, and NRL; branches of the US military; and members of the intelligence community on a range of efforts including prime contracts, SBIRs, and STTRs. In addition, we provide commercial services to companies ranging from tiny startups to Fortune 500 internet companies. By joining our team, you will be contributing your expertise to develop robust solutions for real-world, challenging problems that directly enhance our national security.
Kitware employs an open source business model to foster extended, collaborative communities, and to provide flexible, high-quality technical solutions. If you’ve used CMake, ITK, or VTK, you know our work and the impact it has on the communities we help build

Additional information
Kitware team members enjoy a small company environment, flexibility in work assignments, and high levels of independence and responsibility.  Besides a great work environment, our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous compensation plan, flexible working hours, six weeks paid time off, 401(k), health insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and free coffee, drinks and snacks. 

 Candidates that have a strong preference should indicate their preferred office location somewhere in their cover letter or resume.  Available offices include Clifton Park, NY; Carrboro, NC; Arlington, VA; or Santa Fe, NM. 

Kitware actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, protected veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.


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