PamiTC Job Board - Posting Details

Title: Principal/Staff Scientist, Computer Vision & Video SurveillancePosted: April 29, 2013
Company/Institution: United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)
Location: East Hartford, CT

Description:

United Technologies Corporation, a Fortune top 50 company is a dynamic global corporation operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, security and fire protection as well as hydrogen fuel cell development.

The Systems department at the United Technologies Research Center has an opening position in the area of Computer Vision and Video Surveillance at the level of Principal (L4) or staff (L5) scientist.

The candidate is expected to interact with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) business units to provide technical expertise in existing programs, create opportunities, including the acquisition of contract awards, assist in setting strategic technical agenda, and provide leadership to efforts involving computer vision and video surveillance. Additionally, this individual will be called upon to outline future business opportunities and to provide technological and business solutions in response to UTC business unit requirements.

Successful candidates should demonstrate outstanding track records in 3 or more of the following fields: object detection and tracking, object recognition, activity and event recognition, content-based indexing and retrieval, computational photography.

The candidate must be able to work effectively in a multidisciplinary, multinational team environment focused on innovation and be able to partner with leading, worldwide institutions (university, government agencies, national labs, and professional organizations) to meet organizational objectives. The candidate will have exceptional communication skills, capable of interacting with UTRC senior management while also being able to mentor junior members of the technical staff.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to:

- Provide technical leadership and direction and serve as a technical resource to others, including being a member of technical review boards.

- Act as principal investigator, leading multidisciplinary teams developing integrated solutions for UTC business units and focusing on creative solutions to technical challenges in computer vision and video surveillance.

- Identify and champion promising technical innovations for UTC business units through the establishment of partnerships with university, national labs and other world-class institutions.

- Create opportunities through the acquisition of contract awards, source and evaluate new technology for UTC; create and leverage internal and external partnerships;

- Foster development of creativity and technical excellence in others.

- Author technical papers; be active in relevant technical communities.

 

Required: M.S. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of industrial or academic experience (post M.S.).

Preferred: Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field, plus 5-8 years of industrial or academic experience

after completion of the Ph.D. in disciplines as outlined above.

- Expert knowledge and a minimum of 5-10 years of industrial or academic experience (post M.S.) in at least three of the following fields: object detection and tracking, object recognition, activity and event recognition, content-based indexing and retrieval, computational photography.

- Demonstrated ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints.

- Demonstrated ability to write proposals and win external funding/contracts/grants.

- Record of technical contributions, including patents and publications in refereed technical journals and major conferences in computer vision

- Proven success in innovative strategic and technical thinking, willingness to champion and challenge new technical ideas, and experience in applying work to real-world applications.

- Excellent communication and leadership skills; innovative strategic and technical thinker; high energy; team player.

- Demonstrated team leadership in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural industrial applications is a plus.

 

Proof of American Citizenship or Permanent US Residence is required for this position.


Application Instructions: To apply online, please go to Link, and search the Requisition No: 90090. For inquiries, please send email to the hiring manager: Dr. Giering Michael, email: Gierinmj AT utrc.utc.com