Computer Vision / Numerical Optimization Research Engineer

Image Metrics is one of the world’s leading facial analysis companies. We develop entertainment and analysis solutions for consumer, video game, film, interactive, and research industries. We have a track record of developing some of the most exciting new immersive user experiences on a wide variety of platforms, from professional production equipment right through to consumer mobile devices. We are looking to enhance our market lead in real­time facial analysis by continuing to develop our core facial tracking and analysis technologies as well as by developing new tracking technologies focused around virtual reality (VR).  We are always looking for exceptional people to join our team. As an experienced Computer Vision Research Engineer or Numerical Optimization Engineer you will work as part of Image Metrics’ research group and liaising closely with the team at leading facial animation technology company Faceware Technologies. You will be able to work from any of our three sites in Manchester, UK, Austin, TX, and El Segundo, CA, USA.

Working as part of our dedicated research team, you will be responsible for maintaining and improving our core computer vision and numerical optimization technologies. You will be involved in developing state­of­the­art computer vision algorithms to refine and improve our current tracking systems. You will also be expected to contribute to our 3D facial analysis, modeling and animation technology, where an in­depth knowledge of 3D geometry representations, optimization methods and numerical techniques will be critical skills. You will work to address new technology challenges in response to customer and internal requirements. The position will be focused on professional animation production for movies and computer games, and bringing our technologies to the exciting emerging consumer VR market.

Your role will be crucial to the continued success of the company in supporting and expanding its customer base. You will work alongside our team of developers to deploy our technology into efficient real­time and professional applications on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux, iOS and Android. You will have opportunities to stay in touch with developments in the image processing field by attending and, where appropriate, contributing to leading academic and industry conferences.

As a successful candidate, you’ll have a passion for this exciting field and the desire to apply efficient, practical technology to facial analysis and tracking problems for use by some of the world’s best animation and game companies.