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Computer Vision Engineer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada .
full-time . November 30, 2021


Our award-winning team is seeking passionate, self-driven individuals to join us as we change the face of computer graphics through innovative art and profound technological advancements. Ziva is a space where the best and brightest can excel in their craft while being given the space to grow and the opportunity to cultivate their talents. The Ziva team is made of great minds and unique personalities who all share an appreciation for problem-solving, fast-paced collaboration, and ambitious ideas.

Ziva Dynamics is located in one of the world’s most liveable cities, Vancouver, Canada. Often termed Hollywood of the North, Vancouver has grown to become an internationally recognized hotbed for the visual effects and entertainment industries. We are proud to play an active role in our local community. Ziva strives to offer a work-life balance that lets everyone accomplish great things while enjoying everything this city has to offer. Ziva is currently accepting applications for in-house and remote roles, with priority given to those who can join us in person at Ziva HQ.

Computer Vision Engineer

What to Expect:

  • First Day - onboarding day, computer setups, meet the team
  • The first week - meet with key stakeholders, get to know the code base and be able to run it, get a sense of the problem and understand what we are trying to do, read some documentation, find out where the data lives
  • The first month - understand the code, literature review, create a proposal to solve the problem, and start doing experiments
  • Within the first three months - write some code, experiment with code, present a report on what they found so far and what they will try next to get better results, and plan next steps focus on face tracking with a milestone to present to the lead and team, information sharing with team lead, VP, and team
  • Six months to twelve months - ship a solution to our internal teams (it doesn’t have to be the final solution, but a solution others can use) provide training and knowledge transfer to internal stakeholders including other engineers and other departments

Your primary focus is computer vision and deep learning tied to current projects in beta PLUS bringing in expertise and knowledge to share with team members.

Experience Required:

  • Education in related fields (computer vision, machine learning, computer science)
  • At least 5+ years of deep learning, computer visioning, machine learning
  • Expertise in Python
  • Foundational knowledge of C++
  • Knowledge and experience with database languages and big data tools
  • Strong individual contributor with the capacity for leadership and coaching skills
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Passion for working with research and experimental projects, creating processes, and efficiency

Bonus Skills/Knowledge:

  • 3D software
  • Working with 2D images
  • Interest in cutting edge technology in the virtual creature and character space

Why Ziva Dynamics?

  • Ziva’s employees embody Excellence, Collaboration, Courage, Openness. We are looking for experts in each role who are continuously striving to grow, improve, and learn.
  • Each employee contributes to empowering creators with the tools to produce high-quality virtual characters in ANY digital form. You have the ability to make an impact in a real way.
  • Flexibility to work remotely and/or co-located in a newly renovated Vancouver office close to the Skytrain and West Coast Express.

Preference will be given to candidates who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents living in Canada.