Research Engineer-Vision Systems

    • Menlo Park, CA

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Job Description

Allstate is looking to hire researcher engineers to join our Innovation team at our downtown Chicago and Menlo Park (SF Bay area) locations.

Our team works on a diverse set of data and systems including accident data, location data, computer vision, mobility data, demographics, and deep learning tools to create safety solutions, and cutting-edge risk assessing platforms. This is a great opportunity to work with a talented team of some of the world's leading experts to build solutions that are not only groundbreaking, but also helps make driving safer and save lives.

The Research Engineer will develop novel methods, tools, algorithms and techniques to create embedded device solutions, optimizing real time processes for contextual risk assessments, accident avoidance and risk prediction for traditional insurance and safety products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop embedded device real time solutions, understand the technical problem and solution space, explore analytical and experimentation approach to create solution proof points. Experience optimizing solutions for execution time performance.
  • Collaborate with lead researches to develop optimized real time systems in stand-alone and in embedded environments.
  • Collaborate in a fast-changing environment and to communicate clearly and effectively with colleagues who range from senior data scientists, Developers, Dev Ops, Hardware engineers, and Product manager s
  • Present findings for enterprise specific topics to senior leadership.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations and/or training sessions to share insights from engineering, software development, tools or procedures to internal audiences, and leadership on a periodic basis.
  • Develop methods, tools, algorithms, processing approaches for business solutions and product development.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's in computer science, math, or a highly quantitative discipline.
  • Deep hands on development skills in full stack software development to support low latency-sensitive data (real-time). Experience in multithreaded processing is important.
  • 1 to 3 years of Open CV experience.
  • Working experience with Python and optionally interfacing Python and C++ for computer vision applications.
  • 5 plus years of experience in implementing back-end algorithms in C++ for computer vision applications.
  • Genuinely excited and enthusiastic about learning and pushing technical limits when finding new solutions.
  • Ability to create and maintain good working relationships and collaborations while being able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Experience/knowledge in optimizing code to improve execution time performance, and experience performing field tests for algorithms and software components.

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in mobile software development (Android and/or iOS) is highly desired.
  • Experience in parallel processing on GPUs is desired.
  • Experience implementing/developing solutions based on machine learning is also desired.


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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