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Personalized expressive 3D avatars from photographs for chat, mobile AR, VR, e-commerce

Computer Vision Engineer

$80k – $150k • 0.05% – 0.15%
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Loom.ai is enabling a new era of virtual communication through the creation, animation and sharing of personalized, 3D avatars. Headquartered in San Francisco, and an alumni of the Y Combinator Fellowship, the Academy Award-winning team has created a best-in-class solution powered by deep learning, computer vision and visual effects. Loom.ai recently announced its partnership with Samsung which brings its fully embedded SDK solution to power ‘AR Emoji’ on the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices.

In just seconds, Loom.ai can take a single photograph and transform it into a fully representative, 3D avatar as personalized as the individual by recognizing the many nuances that make each face unique. Animatable and expressive in real-time, these avatars can be used to power current and future applications in mobile messaging, entertainment, AR/VR, e-commerce, video conferencing, broadcasting and more.

Our current team comprises multiple PhDs, has decades of experience writing industry-strength software for VFX/games along with a keen eye for scaling/infrastructure, very strong research creds (papers in SIGGRAPH/SCA/CVPR), and three Sci-Tech Oscars. You have an opportunity to join us at a pre-series A stage and have a direct impact on shipping computer vision applications on tens of millions of mobile phones worldwide.

Requirements:

- Experience writing real-time, advanced 2D/3D computer vision software. Examples include algorithms for facial landmark tracking, body pose estimation, structure from motion, optical flow and texture synthesis.
- Experience with machine learning techniques for classification and regression applied to images or video.
- Strong C++ skills (preferably C++ 11/14) and object oriented design.
- Ability to write organized, efficient, readable and reusable code.
- Solid foundations in math, algorithms, data structures, and numerical optimization.
- B.S/ B.E / MS or PhD degree in Computer Science or related.
- 5+ years of software development experience in a commercial environment.

Plus:

​- OSX, iOS, and Android development experience.
- Experience with Python.
- Strong communication and collaboration skills.
- Proven ability to lead feature development from concept definition to shipping product.

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