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Sr. Video Research Engineer

Software Engineering - Applied Research | Emeryville, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Are you ready to revolutionize entertainment?

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3 years, the company has grown to more than 2000 employees in 17 countries, including over 600 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.  

At Gracenote (a Nielsen Company), we innovate and enhance how consumers use and interact with media. Join the Applied Research team within Gracenote to advance new technologies that transform audio-visual signals into information that drives powerful identification, navigation and recommendation applications for some of the world’s most successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, Comcast and Samsung!

We are seeking full-time research engineer to help us develop innovative computer vision technologies and solutions. As part of the AR team, you will have the opportunity to design, implement, and improve cutting-edge algorithms. Your work experience might also include publication of papers at scientific conferences as well as patenting your ideas. The successful candidate is self-motivated, thorough, with in-depth understanding of computer vision and machine learning techniques and excellent programming skills. He/She has affinity for multimedia technologies in general, very good communication skills, and a strong desire to work in the exciting field of digital media technology.

Above all, we are looking for good problem solver and critical thinker who keep an open mind, stay relevant by continually educating themselves, and are passionate about efficiency and good design. If you enjoy learning and applying new things then we would like to talk with you.


Video Research Engineer role focuses on research, analysis, and development of computer vision technologies, development of software components and tools, all geared toward maintaining Gracenote’s leadership position in Video Data and Video ACR space. This includes staying up-to-date in the scientific field, attending research conferences and trade shows, and the creation and submission of scientific papers and patents, as well as supporting other Gracenote engineers and partners in integrating the technology components into products. We require independent problem-solving skills, and the ability to formulate and implement novel ideas and solutions. We expect our Engineers to be strong, creative partners and innovators in a team of highly skilled audio and video professionals.



  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field

  • 3 or more years of related experience in Computer Vision algorithms and Machine Learning techniques

  • Experience using machine learning toolboxes such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano

  • Excellent skills in Python and tools like Numpy, and Scikit  

  • Expert level knowledge of C, C++ and debugging techniques

  • Knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Experience working in research oriented environments and reading and interpreting scientific papers.

  • Strong communication and technical writing skills

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville toSydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.