Senior Software Engineer - Computer Vision

Minneapolis, MN

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Team Description: Our computer vision team is a leader in the creation of cutting-edge algorithms and software for automated image and video analysis. Our solutions embrace deep learning and add measurable value to government agencies, commercial organizations, and academic institutions worldwide. We understand the difficulties in extracting, interpreting, and utilizing information across images, video, metadata, and text, and we recognize the need for robust, affordable solutions.  We seek to advance the fields of computer vision and deep learning through research and development and through collaborative projects that build on our open source software platform, the Kitware Image and Video Exploitation and Retrieval (KWIVER) toolkit.
About the projects: By joining our team, you will be contributing your C++ expertise in the areas of computer vision and/or machine learning to develop robust solutions for real-world problems. Our projects focus on areas such as 3D reconstruction, object detection, image manipulation  detection, and motion pattern learning and anomaly detection. Kitware’s employees have unique opportunities to interact and collaborate directly with customers, visit interesting customer sites, and participate in live field tests and demonstrations. Research and Development Engineers at Kitware also have the opportunity to publish and maintain open source software packages.

In This Position You Will:

  • Design and implement large scale C++ software frameworks that enable cutting edge research algorithms to run optimally across diverse environments from embedded systems and mobile platforms to desktop applications to cloud infrastructure.
  • Take a leadership role in working with the community to maintain quality open source software on platforms such as Github and Gitlab.
  • Have opportunities to learn more about emerging topics in computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minimum 5 years experience and/or a Masters degree in Computer Science or relevant subject matter and 3 year experience
  • Significant C++ experience
  • Experience integrating 3rd party libraries
  • Experience with distributed processing/computing 
  • Experience designing and implementing complex software systems  
  • Experience optimizing code
  • Leadership experience reviewing and overseeing other’s code development
  • Some experience in other programming languages, especially Python  
  • Due to contractual restrictions, only candidates that are US Persons (citizens, permanent residents, asylees or refugees) will be considered for this position. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience integrating other languages as necessary 
  • Experience with GPU based development
  • Knowledge of Computer Vision applications
  • Knowledge of software development processes/environments including CMake/CDash, MS Visual Studio, gcc, make, and/or XCode
  • Ability to develop software for Unix, Linux, MacOS and/or Windows operating systems to large open-source projects and communities 
Company DescriptionKitware collaborates with customers to solve the world’s most complex scientific challenges through customized software solutions. Kitware delivers innovation by focusing on advanced technical computing, state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, and full-spectrum software solutions. Since its founding in 1998, Kitware has developed a reputation for deep customer understanding and technical expertise, honest interactions, and open innovation. We are proud to be a 100% employee-owned company. For additional information, please visit You can also follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. 
Additional informationKitware is proud to be a 100% employee-owned company. Our team members enjoy a small company environment, flexibility in work assignments, and high levels of independence and responsibility. Besides a great work environment, our comprehensive benefits package includes a generous compensation plan, tuition reimbursement program, flexible working hours, six weeks paid time off, 401(k), health insurance, life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, bonus plan, and free coffee, drinks and snacks.
Kitware actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, protected veteran status, uniformed service member status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.
Job region(s): North America
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