Senior Systems Engineer (Intelligent Transport Systems) - Vivacity Labs

Location: Kentish Town, London, UK
Closing date: 31 Jul 2021
Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago

To apply for the role, please fill out the online application form here

Salary range: £50,000-60,000

About us

At Vivacity Labs, we make cities smarter. We gather real-time data from our sensors to reduce congestion, spot dangerous manoeuvres on the road to improve safety, and support autonomous vehicles.

Using Reinforcement Learning techniques at the forefront of academic and research thinking, we optimise traffic lights to prioritise cyclists and improve air quality. To support this, we gather anonymised data through simple, efficient, and affordable Computer Vision based sensors.

All our solutions are community-centric, using 'privacy by design' principles. Our ultimate goal is to make the European vision of a Smart City - one which makes the city work effectively, for the community.

About the role

We are currently rolling out thousands of sensors across the UK, Europe, and beyond, and seeking a passionate Senior Systems Engineer to join our team. This role will have the opportunity to develop and deliver cutting-edge ITS technology on projects that help deliver a societal benefit, while internally working alongside a world leading AI research team.

This role combines technical development work and project delivery. You’ll be contributing to the development of custom data pipelines which extract rich road usage data from existing camera networks. You will also have a key role in developing our new sensor hardware as we move to the latest generation of GPU accelerated edge hardware.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with extensive industry experience to join a fast-growing technology company and apply their knowledge and skills to the development of our cutting-edge, AI-enabled products.

About you

You have extensive electronics or systems-level engineering experience, as well as deep knowledge of Intelligent Transport Systems.

You have the ability to work with a diverse range of people, and to adapt to a constantly changing and innovative environment.

You have the ability to communicate with highly technical audiences and to simplify complex concepts to clients. 

We welcome applications from all candidates and embrace diversity within our teams. If you are in any doubt as to whether you would be a good fit, please get in touch, or apply anyway, and we will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Your day-to-day tasks will include

    • Designing and maintaining system architectures which span software, networks and hardware domains
    • Enhancing integration of Vivacity’s core sensor technology with clients’ existing systems
    • Contributing to the design of new Vivacity sensor hardware, and managing suppliers.
    • Providing subject matter expertise in the field of traffic signal control and intelligent transport systems
    • Coordinating technical and physical delivery of non-standard projects
    • Ownership of custom hardware solutions
    • Customer-facing activities including project kick-off and progress meetings and technical problem solving.
    • Representing the company at industry events and workgroups

Requirements for the role

    • 4 years relevant experience in a technical role in either electrical, systems or software engineering, or 2 years experience and a technical degree
    • 2 years of experience working in Intelligent Transport Systems or a related field
    • Experience contributing to, or managing of research and development projects

The following would further strengthen your application

    • Project management experience
    • Experience in software engineering or scripting 
    • Hands-on electronics design and testing
    • An understanding of Agile software development practices
    • Experience in Smart Cities or connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) projects
    • Experience working with industry standard ITS technologies such as UTMC, SCOOT, MOVA
    • Experience working with traffic signal controllers or vehicle detection systems

We offer flexible working policies and a benefits package that includes a personal development budget, an annual company away trip, and regular, varied events. This is an exciting opportunity to take an active part in shaping the future of an energetic company dedicated to revolutionising the way our cities work.

To apply for the role, please fill out the online application form here


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