Research and Development Engineering Manager

  • FANUC America Corporation
  • Apr 26, 2024
Full time Management

Job Description

FANUC America Corporation is the worldwide leader in robotics, CNC systems and factory automation and has been voted by our employees as a Top Workplace year after year. Our innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers to be more efficient, reliable and profitable. We are looking for a dynamic, R&D Manager – Machine Vision Development, to join our team!

Are you passionate about cutting-edge technology and driving innovation? We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Research & Development Manager to lead our Machine Vision team in the development and integration of state-of-the-art vision systems for our industrial robots. You will play a pivotal role in leading the development of our machine vision products, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this rapidly evolving field. You will oversee a team of R&D engineers working on computer vision algorithms, camera and sensor integration, and vision system software development to enable advanced automation capabilities. Join our team and be at the forefront of technological innovation in machine guidance. Apply now to contribute to the development of groundbreaking solutions that will shape the future of this industry!

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and manage a team of talented engineers and researchers in the development of machine vision technologies applied to full range of FANUC robots
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional engineering teams to identify vision system requirements, develop specific architectures and feature requirements, and integrate solutions into hardware and software embedded platforms
  • Drive researching and prototyping of new machine vision and neural network approaches for machine vision challenges such as object recognition, motion tracking, 3D mapping, and more working in conjunction with research and development teams with our parent company in Japan
  • Manage projects and development roadmaps, track progress, and ensure on-time delivery of machine vision modules according to business requirements
  • Participate in recruitment and talent development of the machine vision team
  • Manage the entire product development lifecycle from concept to commercialization
  • Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and technical excellence
  • Participate in market research to identify customer needs, competitive landscape, and emerging opportunities
  • Stay informed about industry standards and regulatory requirements related to machine learning and vision system design technologies

Ideal candidate will have the following experience and education:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Vision, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or related experience
  • 5+ years experience project management and leading teams building vision systems for robotics and/or industrial automation preferred
  • Expertise in computer vision algorithms like convolutional neural networks
  • Experience with camera technology and integrating vision systems into complex machinery or devices
  • Experience in C++ and Python
  • Experience in software development with large development teams across multiple regions including use of GIT, GITLAB or similar production release environments
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully leading projects from conception to commercialization
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to deliver vision solutions for global engineering teams
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing / engineering environment 10% of the time
  • Some travel is required, domestic and international
  • Publication record in relevant conferences/journals is a plus
  • High School Diploma or GED Required