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Sr Scientist, Software Research

Location US-CA-Irvine
Company Canon U.S.A., Inc.
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We have an opportunity in Irvine, CA to work in a fast-paced and challenging environment to lead the research and development of computer vision technologies and their applications.
This position is full time and offers a hybrid work schedule requiring you to be in the office Mondays and Wednesday and an option to work from home the remainder of the week (unless a specific business need arises requiring in office attendance on other days).  Note that work schedules and office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.


- Carry out independent research and development software projects in one or more of the following areas:
- Computer Vision Applications
- 3D computer vision and modeling
- Real-time vision applications
- Generative Adversarial Networks
- Virtual and Augmented Reality
- Image time-series analysis
- Lighting condition analysis
- Photogrammetry and/or optical reflectance models
- Image and video analysis and understanding
- Anomaly Detection
- Machine learning including state of the art deep learning applications
- Keep current on latest trends and research in the above areas
- Contribute to Canon’s intellectual property portfolio
- Work with existing team on investigations, software products, and software prototypes


PLEASE NOTE: As a federal government contractor, we comply with all applicable federal laws, regulations, orders and mandates.  As a result, the person performing this role must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless the Company grants an exemption based on a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 
- Requires M.S. or Ph.D. in a related field such as Mathematics, Engineering, Sciences, etc. Minimum 6 years of experience in scientific research and development, with 3+ years experience in an industry setting preferred.
- Strong mathematical background and ability to apply it to new problems
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Working experience in C/C++ and/or Python
- Experience with libraries such as OpenCV, libgphoto, keras/tensorflow
- A proven track record of innovation
- The ability to work in a highly collaborative, fast moving, multi-cultural environment
- Experience working in an Agile environment is desired
- Experience with software development for imaging devices is a plus
The company will not pursue or support visa sponsorship for this position.

Company Overview

About our Company - Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.4 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2020† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2020. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Canon U.S.A., Inc. offers a competitive compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) Savings Plan, discretionary profit sharing, discretionary success sharing, educational assistance, recognition programs, vacation, and much more. A more comprehensive list of what we have to offer is available at

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