Research Engineer, Computer Vision

Houzz is looking for a passionate computer vision scientist who has extensive experience in computer vision research and loves building computer vision applications.  Houzz provides our users with professional home design photos that help them design and remodel their homes. We want someone who can use state-of-the-art computer vision technologies (e.g. object recognition, image segmentation and 3D reconstructions) to provide our users with new capabilities and improve their experience using Houzz.

Position Responsibilities

  • Lead the research and development efforts to build computer vision applications for home remodeling and decoration
  • Research and develop algorithms for computer vision applications, such as image segmentation, object detection/recognition, 3D reconstruction, and background subtraction
  • Design and implement the infrastructure that powers the computer vision applications, such as image indexing system to support real-time image search based on image contents
  • Work with teammates to create appropriate metrics for measuring and evaluating the impact of the computer vision applications; find ways to improve the user experiences of the applications

Desired Skills & Experience

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • 2+ years of industry experience
  • Theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in: object detection/recognition; image segmentation; SIFT feature; deep learning; image search; 3D scene reconstruction, shape from X
  • Experience in building consumer facing computer vision products
  • Familiar with open-source computer vision and machine learning libraries
  • Proficiency in web application programming (OOP, Java/C++, LAMP)


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