SkySpecs

APPLIED SCIENTIST – COMPUTER VISION

WHO WE ARE

SkySpecs envisions a world where wind energy is the most affordable form of electricity and therefore ubiquitous around the world. SkySpecs is helping to make this possible by automating the operations and maintenance of wind farms using advanced robotics paired with our custom-built asset performance management software, Horizon.

SkySpecs launched the world’s first completely autonomous blade inspection product in 2016 with a custom designed drone system. Since then, SkySpecs has inspected over 25,000 wind turbines in over 15+ countries, becoming the world leader in understanding the health of turbine blades. Identifying issues with turbine blades is only the first step. In 2019 SkySpecs launched Horizon to be a platform for SkySpecs to offer a multi-layered solution for customers that includes: data collection, wind turbine blade engineering expertise, and a place for all stakeholders to collaborate to manage and analyze massive amounts of data, spot trends, and create plans for high-cost repair campaigns. Ultimately, this will help reduce the cost and risk of operations for the industry.

SkySpecs will probably be unlike any place you’ve ever worked. The second you walk in the door you will feel the high energy environment filled with incredibly smart people solving hard problems. SkySpecs values collaboration, multidisciplinary problem solving, and a mantra of ‘under-promise, over-deliver’. SkySpecs is at a critical growth period where there are an endless number of opportunities to make an impact.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Applied Scientist in Computer Vision space will be a part of the newly branched AI team and will lead the development of solutions to various challenging problems of data capture and analysis.

Some of the daily responsibilities will be to…

  • Collaborate with AI and Robotics team members to develop state-of-the-art perception system for the drone
  • Research, design, and build machine learning models for the analysis of image/video feeds
  • Identify and initiate investigations of new technologies, prototype and test solutions for product features, and optimize for production
  • Work with the AI team to architect and build deployment pipelines and software framework
  • Keep current with the latest trends and technologies to help future research subjects and anticipate development needs

SKILLS YOU HAVE

  • Master’s degree and 3+ years’ relevant research/project/Industry experience (or) PhD degree and relevant experience
  • Knowledge of camera-based mapping and localization (SLAM) algorithmsand/or image-space machine learning algorithms such as detection, segmentation, classification, structure from motion, optical flow, etc.
  • Experience deploying computer vision or machine learning algorithms to production environment
  • Proficient in C/C++ and/or Python
  • Comfortable working in Unix-based environments
  • A motivated self-starter, able to prioritize, multitask and operate in the fast-paced environment of a growth-stage company

EXTRAS

  • Familiarity with modern deep learning libraries and frameworks (Tensorflow, Pytorch, Caffe etc.)
  • Experience working on high-efficiency deep networks for real-time embedded systems and GPU accelerated platforms
  • Scientific contributions in premier journals and conferences
  • Startup experience

WHY WORK AT SKYSPECS?

Glad you asked; it’s not a one-way street. We want to sell you on why we’re the best, too.

  • We really trust our employees and we go above and beyond. To that end, we work with a flexible work schedule
  • You’ll receive the respect and loyalty of your teammates regardless of department or skillset (and we’re not just saying that; it’s actually a thing around here)
  • We offer a fun, energetic, often entertaining workplace that is open and accepting of all interests
  • We get to work in downtown Ann Arbor, which equates to restaurants, shops, coffee houses and bars just outside our front door
  • We love to grab a beer, sponsor tailgates, and share knowledge in casual settings. We like each other so we enjoy doing stuff together
  • We offer medical, dental and vision insurance

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your resume and cover letter (optional) to: jobs@skyspecs.com.

Our People Ops team will respond as soon as possible. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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