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
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
- 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
- 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
- Author technical papers; be active in relevant technical
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
- Demonstrated ability to write proposals and win external
- Record of technical contributions, including patents and
publications in refereed technical journals and major conferences in computer
- 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.