Senior Research Engineer

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 months ago(16/04/2024 13:59)
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Senior Research Engineer
We are looking for unique people for a unique technology.


As a Senior Research Engineer, you love technology. You love investigating new research ideas and improving existing ideas to enable them 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 a 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. 


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. 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. Giving you the chance to see your code implemented into our products. We generate vast amounts of data to drive our research, and we use this data to validate our ideas.



As a Senior Research Engineer, you will:

  • Design, develop and improve V-Nova’s compression algorithms and codebases (mainly written in C++).
  • Design new tools and strategies for efficient processing and compression of images, videos and data (Python, C++).
  • Help develop technical contributions to standardization organizations, workshops and similar.
  • Design, implement and evaluate algorithm and present development outcomes to key stakeholders.
  • Mentor junior engineers of the research team, contribute to code reviews and technical discussions.


Background and Experience


  • A degree in either Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline.
  • Industry experience in a Senior R&D engineering role.
  • Proficiency in C++ and Python
  • Prior experience with designing/implementing image/video processing algorithms; preferably experience with video compression algorithms.
  • Good algorithmic design, math and data analysis skills; good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks based on impact and efficiency, with a focus on results.
  • Experience of delivering complex projects and tasks to an agreed time scale.


We would love it if you had:
  • Understanding of existing image/video coding standards such as JPEG, AVC, HEVC, VVC, VP9, AV1 or equivalent.
  • Experience in researching and developing data compression and signal processing algorithms (e.g., video, image, point cloud etc.), gained through university research and/or industry roles.
  • Prior experience with GPU programming and/or SIMD intrinsics (SSE/AVX/NEON)



Who are we?

V-Nova are a London based IP and software company, we are 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 (1000+ 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 video codec formats, MPEG-5 Part 2 (LCEVC (Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding)), a low-complexity enhancement video and imaging codec, and SMPTE VC-6 (ST-2117), a high-performance AI-based video and imaging codec. V-Nova has developed multiple award-winning software products to kickstart the ecosystems for its technologies and allow their immediate deployment, addressing use cases in TV, media, entertainment, social networks, eCommerce, ad-tech, security, aerospace, defence, automotive and gaming.


We are 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 have 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 are constantly on the lookout for exceptional individuals who thrive on solving challenging problems and want to make an impact. With ground-breaking technology, a fast-paced collaborative environment and major growth plans, there has never been a more exciting time to join us.





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