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Title: Lead Research Engineer - LocalizationPosted: October 7, 2015
Company/Institution: HERE a top provider of maps, navigation, and map based services
Location: Berkeley, California
Department: Map Localization Group


The HERE Reality Capture & Processing (RCP) team in downtown Berkeley is expanding!
The RCP group designs and builds hardware and software for capturing, processing, and extracting information from numerous data sources such as: imagery and 3D Lidar from mobile mapping systems, aerial and satellite imagery, and dense GPS probe data from smartphones and vehicles. These rich datasets are used to power next-gen 3D consumer maps, navigation and assisted driving systems, and more. HERE Maps, a division of Nokia, provides detailed road and navigation data for nearly 100 countries, and can be found in four out of five vehicle in-dash navigation systems. Licensees of HERE’s platform include Microsoft, Yahoo, Amazon, and Baidu.

Within RCP, the Localization team develops algorithms to accurately position the mapping vehicle and features in the environment. This requires implementing the latest computer vision and machine learning algorithms coupled with other sensors. We are seeking passionate and experienced engineers to join a talented team of algorithm experts and software engineers. Example work this team does includes: Camera and lidar calibration, image feature detection and recognition, structure from motion, SLAM and sensor fusion.


• Develop algorithms to localize the vehicle and map features from GPS/IMU, lidar, and imagery
• Track and apply the latest algorithm improvements from industry and the research community
• Optimize performance of algorithms on CPU, GPU or other architectures.
• Drive the testing, documentation, verification and productization of the algorithms.
• Maintain metrics related to algorithm performance.


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related Science or Engineering focused degree. MSc/PhD preferred.
• Candidates should have a background in Computer Vision, Machine Learning or a closely related discipline and a track record for developing ideas and concepts into commercially viable algorithms as well as an understanding and experience in productizing research results. • Experience with structure from motion, SLAM, sensor fusion desirable.
• Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively in cross functional teams. • Experience integrating computer vision algorithms into shipping applications.
• Strong coding skills in Python and C/C++ • Experience with Linux and Amazon AWS or other cloud platforms
• Experience with GPGPU and CUDA or OpenCL a plus • Experience with embedded real-time platforms a plus

Application Instructions:

If you're interested please give the Recruiter a call at 773-982-2418 or email your resume to