Computer Vision Research Intern - Supplemental Only

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Computer Vision Research Intern - Supplemental Only
Palo Alto
Ford Motor Company

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Job Summary:

Ford Motor Company is seeking self-driven and creative individuals who are interested in the field of computer vision, specifically in augmented reality and/or biometrics. The ideal individual loves to solve challenging problems and will not stop until a solution meets all the requirements. Attention to detail is imperative. The individual can work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse and talented group of internal researchers, engineers, and inventors.
This position is located at the Ford Research and Innovation Center, is a technology research facility in Palo Alto, California. The center focuses on cutting-edge technologies and development of Autonomous Vehicles, IoT/Connectivity, Software, and Mobility innovations.


  • Research and develop computer vision algorithms including object detection/recognition, classification, segmentation, tracking, and scene understanding
  • Design and implement image processing and vision software for real-time applications
  • Benchmark the algorithms with respect to speed, accuracy and robustness
  • Develop real-time computer vision software in C/C++ including algorithm implementation/optimization and system software development
  • Identify, investigate, and recommend leading-edge augment reality technologies
  • Periodic support on research and development related to augment reality projects or biometric projects
Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s in Computer Science or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with C/C++, Python
  • 2+ years of experience with OpenCV / OpenVX and other computer vision libraries, and Caffe/Tensorflow
  • 2+ years of experience with algorithms and data structures
  • 1+ years of experience with SLAM systems e.g. monocular, stereo, visual-inertial or RGBD
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in GPU programming (OpenCL or CUDA)
  • Experience in sensor fusion, facial recognition, visual-based behavioral biometrics
  • Experience with development on mobile devices e.g. Android/iOS
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure of big data, high-performance computing and/or distributed system
  • Experience working in Automotive Industry
  • Experience in training deep neural networks
  • ​Desire and ability to work in a rapid development environment
  • Possess strong technical communication skills (both verbal and written) and be able to apply these skills to convey technical details to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to work independently, to take initiative, and be an effective team member
The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.