Senior Scientist, Computer Vision/Machine Learning
Company: Niantic, Inc
Posted on: February 23, 2021
Senior Scientist, Computer Vision/Machine Learning Do you want
to be part of a growing Augmented Reality organization that is
helping to shape the game experiences of millions of players?
Niantic, the developer of Pok--mon GO and Harry Potter: Wizards
Unite is looking for a Senior Scientist with the creativity,
leadership, and experience to develop meaningful Computer Vision
and Machine Learning science and game interventions for all our
popular titles. Work closely with other scientists, engineers, and
product managers to design and deploy capabilities that elevate
gameplay in Niantic's AR driven games where the real world becomes
our game board. Responsibilities
- Conceive, design, lead the development, and bring into
production new Computer Vision and Machine Learning capabilities
for our current and future global games.
- Apply a high degree of scientific rigor and real world
pragmatism in all your work, particularly to quantify the impact of
features on relevant engagement metrics.
- Mentor other scientists to grow their skills, create a
collaborative environment, and employ tools and methodologies to
test, revise, and improve models.
- Lead by example: promote deep scientific expertise, constant
learning, attention to detail, and an intimate relationship with
the data while always being friendly, humble, and open to
challenging any assumptions.
- Collaborate with data engineers, product managers, and
marketing to coordinate timely deployments from conception to
- A successful candidate will have a PhD in Statistics, Machine
Learning, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or a
related field, or equivalent experience. A minimum of 4 years of
real-world experience developing and deploying machine learning
models, preferably in a gaming context.
- Strong command of statistics and the science underpinning
machine learning techniques and able to defend choices with math as
well as real-world tradeoffs.
- Expert in computer vision and machine learning domains such as
SLAM, 3D reconstruction, object recognition and
- Flexible with tools and programming languages (Python, Java,
Scala, Go) and able to learn new technologies quickly.
- Demonstrated experience with large scale data processing (e.g.
BigQuery, Spark, Hive, DataFlow/Beam).
- Knowledge of real-time optimization for CV/ML algorithms
running across mobile and cloud platforms.
- Experience applying CV/ML models in mobile games, particularly
- Experience working with business stakeholders - understanding
and proving impact, resourcing, and schedules. 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 2011, we became
an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors
including Nintendo, The Pok--mon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners.
Our current titles include pioneering global-control game Ingress,
record-breaking AR game Pok--mon GO, and recently released third
title, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.-- Niantic is an Equal
Opportunity employer. We believe that cultivating a workplace where
our people are supported and included is essential to creating
great products our community will love. Our mission emphasizes
seeking and hiring diverse voices, including those who are
traditionally underrepresented in the technology industry, and we
consider this to be one of the most important values we hold close.
We're a hard-working, fun, and exciting group who value
intellectual curiosity and a passion for problem-solving! We have
growing offices located in San Francisco, Sunnyvale, Bellevue, Los
Angeles, London, Tokyo, Hamburg, and Zurich.
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