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R&D Engineer (Remote, US only)
Digimarc
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About Us:
Digimarc Corporation (Nasdaq: DMRC) is a global leader in product digitization, delivering business value across industries through unique identities and cloud-based solutions. A trusted partner in deterring digital counterfeiting of global currency for more than 20 years, Digimarc reveals a product's journey to provide never-before-available intelligence and promote a prosperous, safer, and more sustainable world. Our Digimarc Illuminate Platform makes every item our customers produce intelligent and interactive by connecting the item to a cloud-based record of its attributes and journey via many types of tags, including QR codes, RFID, NFC, and of course, digital watermarks.  

The cornerstone of our Illuminate Platform, the Digimarc Digital Watermark is an identification technology unique to Digimarc that provides an unparalleled level of covertness, ubiquity, redundancy, and security. Both in reach and performance, digital watermarking represents quantum leaps forward from traditional auto identification technologies, and enables any object to be reliably, efficiently and securely identified by industry standard imaging and audio technologies.  

There are many important uses for the platform we have built. Our current SaaS products address critically important, world-wide problems that are vastly improved by our high-barrier-to-entry, unique offerings that: protect currency and consumer goods from counterfeits, reduce food waste, improve food and drug safety, provide a direct-to-consumer digital communication channel, improve the efficiency of physical retail shopping, and increase the quality and quantity of plastic recycling by revolutionizing today’s ineffective waste sortation.  
As we continue to expand an inflecting -- and ultimately massive -- market opportunity that we are uniquely positioned to lead, we will productize additional use cases that work together with existing use cases to provide accretive value to our customers and allow them to complete their digital transformation journeys.  Because with Digimarc, you can finally see everything. And when you see everything, you can achieve anything.  



ABOUT THE ROLE ...
Are you a catalyst for change?  An innovator at heart?  At the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence (AI)? A steward for sustainability? If those are some of the attributes that describe you, then read on. At Digimarc, we are looking for ambitious bring-it-on problem-solvers dedicated to doing what’s right for the planet. 
 
Our teams are curious and courageous. We are innovators and dedicated risk-takers. Yet our decision-making is always grounded in our core values. We believe that Digimarc’s Illuminate platform can address some of the planet’s most challenging issues such as plastic waste and the impact of climate change, the threat to consumer safety posed by counterfeit products in our supply chains, and the provenance of digital media in the age of generative AI. We believe the talent of every employee can make a difference. Come join us to contribute to a better future.
 
Digimarc is seeking a research engineer for a small fast-paced team. This individual will need to take ideas quickly from brainstorming to software prototypes. The candidate will work closely with technical leads and the research team to create and deliver software to customers. The focus will be on applied research to create/apply media identification technologies for various applications. Limited travel may be required. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO…

    • Perform applied research in machine learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), computer vision, signal processing, image processing and other fields related to identification of media. 
    • Create, apply, adapt, and optimize media identification technologies for applications such as Generative AI, recycling/sustainability, and consumer engagement. 
    • Develop technology capabilities such as digital watermarks, image fingerprinting, image recognition and object recognition. 
    • Develop algorithms, models, and implementations for these technologies to run on various platforms including CPUs and GPUs. 
    • Quickly prototype, implement, and test algorithms, models, and analysis tools, while optimizing for speed and memory. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR…

    • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science (or equivalent experience), with an emphasis in machine learning/AI, computer vision, image processing, or related fields. 
    • Proven ability to perform independent research.  
    • Hands-on experience in the implementation of algorithms on software platforms. 
    • Python (or equivalent fast prototyping language) and C/C++ programming. 
    • Experience with state-of-the-art machine learning models and model development in commercial or academic environments.  
    • Experience with machine learning libraries (e.g., PyTorch, TensorFlow). 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
    • Curiosity and diverse technical interests/skills. 
    • Alignment with Digimarc’s core values – Collaborative, Courageous, Curious. 
    • Experience in implementing algorithms/models in constrained computational environments (fixed point math, low memory, etc.) is a plus. 
    • Experience in implementations on parallel processing architectures (e.g., GPUs) and distributed machine learning is a plus.  
$100,000 - $150,000 a year
A reasonable estimate of the current range is $100,000-150,000. This compensation range considers the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill set, experience, training, licensure, certifications, geography and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.
Our Culture:
We are a team of problem-solvers united by our company’s immense potential to help solve complex challenges. 
We align to the following Digimarc core values: 
Collaborative – Stronger together 
We embrace diverse perspectives and harness our collective talent to realize our full potential.  
Curious – Listen and look forward 
We think differently and seek out opportunities for growth to exceed our stakeholders’ expectations.  
Courageous – Innovate with integrity 

We challenge each other and do the right thing – even when it’s difficult – to deliver wins for our customers. 
Join our team and work in support of a technology platform that can transform how consumer goods are made, bought, sold, and recycled around the globe. Digimarc is committed to the health and safety of our employees and their families. We are dedicated to diversity, professional development, and the success of our employees. For more information, visit us at www.digimarc.com

Benefits:
Competitive salary
Restricted stock units
Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, & retirement savings plan
Flexible time off / holidays
Mentorship opportunities

Digimarc is seeking diverse applicants. We are an equal opportunity employer and consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected factor. We want the best people who share our values.

This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
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