Research Software Engineer – Vision, Graphics, Learning, VR

Einsatzort: Tübingen


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Research Software Engineer – Vision, Graphics, Learning, VR

Stellenangebot vom 16.10.2017

The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen seeks multiple software engineers with experience in computer vision, machine learning, graphics and AR/VR.

About us

The Perceiving Systems Department at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen is creating the world’s most realistic human and animal avatars for use in research, film, virtual reality and medicine.  Using unique 3D & 4D capture facilities, machine learning, computer vision, and advanced graphics, we are modeling every nuance of how humans and animals look and move.  We develop algorithms to estimate human shape and motion in images, videos, RGB-D sequences, etc.  Our approaches define the current state of the art and we are pushing these systems to have increasing accuracy and availability.

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Your role

You will work closely with scientists to support the basic research, computer vision and deep learning infrastructure for current and future projects. You will develop software to create realistic virtual human avatars from scans, motion capture, video and sensor data.

The work is team oriented and we create both scientific papers and distributable software.

Required skills

  • Python and C++ programming experience (2+ years)
  • Excellent problem solving, troubleshooting skills
  • Good mathematical background in linear algebra, probability and statistics
  • Good written/spoken English are required

Experience with any of the following would be a plus:

  • Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, etc.)
  • Deep learning tools (TensorFlow, Torch, Caffe, etc.)
  • Data annotation and services like Mechanical Turk

What we offer

The MPI for Intelligent Systems is one of the world's leading research institutions for machine learning, computer vision and robotics, studying the concepts of intelligence and autonomous behavior in artificial systems at different length scales. You will be part of a young team of international scientists and administrative staff. Salaries will be based on previous work experience according to TVöD guidelines. An initial contract will be offered for two years.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. 


In case of questions on the position, please contact Naureen Mahmood at or Ahmed Osman at .


Candidates should send their PDF application via email to citing reference number 77.17

Preference will be given to applications received by 30.11.2017. The positions are open until filled.

If you prefer to send a hardcopy application, you may do so. Please address it to:

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Heisenbergstr. 1
70569 Stuttgart

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