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[UK] Lead Research Engineer, AI

published at 18.01.2022 11:46

Location: London

Company: Foundry

Relocation Level: none

Remote support for this position: partial

We are a global company with a mission to advance the art and technology of visual experience. We know that creating an inclusive environment that values and encourages different perspectives is critical for our success, and the success of our people. We are learning, listening, and taking action to be better and foster trust in our community. Our goal is to ensure every person working at Foundry feels safe and free to be themselves, to share their ideas or concerns and that there is equal access to opportunities for all.


Foundry’s Research Team develops cutting-edge industrial-strength image processing technology and has a proven track record commercialising intellectual property in applications for film production as well as custom applications for technology partners. The Team bridges academic research and industry applications and creates cutting-edge technology for the creative industries. The team works closely with clients in film visual- effects and takes technology from concept through to market.

This Lead Research Engineer role is an exciting opportunity to lead our A.I Research team and help leverage the power of machine learning across the company’s product range. You'll be responsible for the technical output - and quality - of your team of no more than 7, by line managing them to work as a unit combining research, development and testing. To do this you'll have some management experience, alongside good SDLC knowledge including Agile/SCRUM, using these skills to lead phasing/estimating work for your team. You'll interact with customers in areas of team expertise to understand and solve/mitigate any issues that arise as well as owning go/no go decisions for releases affecting your team. The Lead Research Engineer reports to the Research Engineering Manager and works with the Head of Research to coordinate the long-term development of intellectual property required for future product releases.



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The Company.

Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.

Clients and partners include major feature film studios and post-production houses such as Pixar, ILM, MPC, Walt Disney Animation, Weta Digital, DNEG, and Framestore as well as automotive, footwear, apparel and technology companies such as Mercedes, New Balance, Adidas and Google. Foundry partners with these companies to solve complex visualization challenges to turn incredible ideas into reality.

The company’s products are used to create breathtaking visual effects sequences on a wide range of feature films, video-on-demand, television and commercials. Foundry software was integral in the making of every VFX Oscar-winning film, award-winning TV shows and commercials for more than a decade.

Founded in 1996, Foundry is headquartered in London, with 300 staff and a presence in the US, China, Japan, Australia and Europe. In 2015, the London Stock Exchange named Foundry one of the “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.” It regularly features in The Sunday Times’ Tech Track as one of Britain’s fastest-growing private technology companies.

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