PARC, a Xerox company Computer Vision R&D Scientist in Palo Alto, California

Research and development position in computer vision and image processing with applications in the internet of things.

Job Title

Computer Vision R&D Scientist

About the Job

PARC’s System Sciences Lab is unlike any organization in the world. Combine the best of an esteemed research organization, a top notch university, an entrepreneurial startup, and a premiere technology company and you get SSL, a team that melds its world-class innovation chops with a focus on researching and developing real world applications that have market potential. Research in SSL focuses on artificial intelligence, modeling, design, condition management, machine learning, control, planning, optimization, and high performance analytics for a variety of cyber-physical system applications serving product lifecycle management, computer-aided design, manufacturing, transportation, energy, and aerospace/defense sectors. The lab’s focus extends beyond invention: the team creates new business options and opportunities.

We are seeking an applied research scientist in the field of computer vision and image processing to join an interdisciplinary team of engineers developing innovative applications around all things cyber-physical. Examples of computer vision applications being worked on presently include image-based condition based maintenance of transportation and infrastructure assets, analysis of imagery gathered by unmanned vehicles, application of cameras within smart homes, and hyperspectral imaging systems.

The ideal candidate is a self-starter who can communicate with customers (both in the government and industry), formalize requirements, define and refine application concepts, and take ideas from the drawing board to prototype deployment. This is an applied research position: we are seeking candidates interested in delivering innovations and results that will make real impact upon the deficiencies in the engineering processes of today.


• Work with other PARC technical and business development teams to define and develop new research areas and innovative business applications • Develop S/W and/or H/W test-benches to verify and validate system behavior • Lead/contribute to efforts on engaging new customers and developing new business opportunities, including proposal development • Actively participate in generating quality peer reviewed articles and inventions.


• Ph.D. or equivalent experience in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields • At least five years of experience in computer vision, image processing and machine learning with applications in object recognition and object tracking • Experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, OpenCV • Knowledge of the state-of-the-art in Deep Learning and applicable libraries such as Torch, Theano, TensorFlow • Strong presentation and written communication skills • Hands-on software and algorithm development • Commitment to developing quality software

Desired Experience

• Experience in one or more of the following: condition based maintenance, autonomous vehicles, internet of things applications • Experience in developing applications that scale with data • Leadership skills and experience managing research efforts or teams • Previous experience in an applied R&D setting working with other Ph.D.-level research scientists • Track record in raising research & development funding • Demonstrated business development skills


We offer a very competitive salary package and full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, 401K). PARC employees enjoy the use of onsite health & fitness center and collegial dining at our onsite cafeteria. The PARC campus is in a spacious modern building in close proximity to the resources and opportunities of Silicon Valley and benefits from nearby leading universities such as Stanford and Berkeley. It is also close to many amenities, top schools, and outdoor activities (see PARC provides a highly diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer (see

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients.

Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

PARC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws. People with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation to apply or compete for employment with PARC should contact PARC Human Resources.