Research Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/12/2022 13:13)
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V-Nova, a London based IP and software company, is dedicated to improving data compression by building a vast portfolio of innovative technologies based on the game-changing use of AI and parallel processing for data, video, imaging, and point cloud compression, with applications across several verticals. This is achieved through deep-science R&D (300+ international patents) and the development of products that test, prove and continuously enhance the technology portfolio.

V-Nova has contributed part of its IP to drive standardization of two codec formats, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC), a low-complexity enhancement video codec, and SMPTE VC-6 (ST-2117), a high-performance AI-based video and imaging codec. We’ve developed multiple award-winning software products to kickstart the ecosystems for its technologies and allow their immediate deployment, addressing use cases in TV, media, live event production, entertainment, social networks, eCommerce, ad-tech, security, aerospace, defence, automotive and gaming.

We’re committed to the extraordinary and rely on the talent of our high-performing diverse teams to provide innovative solutions and deliver what we promise. We’ve worked hard to create a company where talented, passionate people can thrive in a culture that values individual empowerment and excellence and achieves through teamwork. We’re constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who thrive off solving challenging problems and want to make an impact. With groundbreaking technology, a fast-paced collaborative environment and major growth plans, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us.





A different way to innovate


V-Nova has changed the way to do compression. We see problems from a different perspective, and we apply that perspective also to the way we innovate.


We achieve our goals by keeping our innovation cycle as agile and flexible as possible. We continuously test and challenge assumptions – “always done this way” is not part of our vocabulary. Thanks to our unique technology and in-house testing facilities, we quickly pass from ideas to implementations. We test directly on optimised code, not just on reference models. We generate vast amounts of data to drive our research, and we use those data to validate our ideas.


Unique people for a unique technology

You love technology. You love investigating new research ideas, and improve existing ideas to work in the best possible way.

You’re not afraid to get your hands dirty with continuously improving algorithms, and you love solving problems whenever you see them. You have a super inquisitive mind and want to make a difference with your work.


You love exchanging ideas, working in teams and challenging assumptions. You have genuine interest to independently and rapidly learn new subjects. You have energy, enthusiasm and a good dose of creativity to see things that others don’t. 



As a Research Engineer you would be expected to primarily:

  • continuously develop and improve V-Nova’s compression algorithms and codebases (mainly written in C++)
  • contribute to the design of new tools and strategies for efficiently processing and compression of images, videos and data;
  • help preparing technical contributions to initiatives involving industry collaboration such as standardization organizations, workshops and similar;
  • design, implement and test developed algorithms, analyse data and prepare reports; collaborate with and support the productization teams to ensure that the developed algorithms and codebases are implementable in line with V-Nova’s product strategy.


You will have:

  • a good degree in either Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline;
  • proficiency in C++ and Python, and preferably also in other programming languages;
  • ability to grasp an exciting new concept with genuine interest, and driving execution through self-motivation;
  • ability to generate, use and analyse data in the process of designing algorithms, and provide reports and recommendations based on data analyses;
  • experience in researching and developing data compression and signal processing algorithms (e.g., video, image, etc.), gained through university research and/or industry roles;
  • ability to work in teams and/or in agile cross-functional environments;


Preferably you will also have:

  • understanding of existing coding standards such as AVC, HEVC, VVC, VP9, AV1 or equivalent;
  • proven record in delivering complex projects and tasks on time;
  • experience of pair programming with other programmers and/or QA resources;



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