Computer Vision jobs: Why you should consider them as a Masters or PhD graduate

  August 4, 2017 - 4:29 pm   Computer Vision | Tips for Job Seekers

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Back in the 50s and 60s Computer Vision jobs were few and far between, consisting mainly of researchers and theorists conceptualising AI and Machine Vision. Flash forward 60 years and suddenly the applications for the technology are endless. Image sensing systems managing traffic and licence plate recognition, Hawkeye tracking sports games such as tennis or cricket, MobilEye warning drivers of danger, and companies like Eyra developing Horus to help the blind ‘see’.

Today, there are companies like Google and Movidius researching and developing some of the world’s most technologically progressive Vision Processing Units (VPUs), which they’re planning to bring to real-world applications. We have placed many senior, well-experienced engineers into this field over the last few years. However, for Master and PhD graduates the market for computer vision jobs has never been more attainable or desirable. We look at some of the reasons why in more detail below.


Reasons Computer Vision jobs are attractive for Masters & PhD graduates
  • Opportunity
    • The demand for experienced Computer Vision Engineers has never been higher. Start-ups and billion-dollar corporations are investing heavily in computer vision, and spending millions to develop new ways for machines to interact with both the physical and digital world


  • Entry level positions are available for smart MSc / PhD graduates
    • Owing to the sheer demand for experienced hires, companies are thinking again about how they can secure the talent needed. Therefore, there is also a rise in entry level post-graduate positions. We have seen talented Post-doc engineers receive starting salaries of 6 figures


  • Computer Vision is a growing field
    • There are applications in so many areas, from automotive, self-driving cars, marketing, security, and medical, to software helping the visually impaired ‘see’ the world and pictures. With this growing market, you can expect this skill to be in increasing demand for years to come. Whether it be Google advancing the latest autonomous car tech, or a niche advertising company creating programs to identify potential customers, there are many different options for your career


  • The building blocks of computer vision technology is built on Open-Source libraries
    • This allows someone with a novel idea to build a new machine or program around existing data sets. The sheer potential in applicability to both the real and online worlds is overwhelming


  • Ebay, Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, BMW
    • Computer Vision jobs are a key area of investment for some of the biggest and most exciting names in tech


  • Turing and the exciting future of Computer Vision
    • Almost 70 years after the Turing test was developed to test machines ‘intelligent behaviour’, some suggest that Computer Vision, with Machine Learning, may be the final piece in the puzzle to create a machine capable of learning, appreciating and contextualising the world around them


Get in touch

If you’re a Masters or PhD graduate looking for your first role outside of academia, then please get in touch. You can use our Quick CV Drop Off tool, take a look at our latest computer vision jobs or contact us directly. If you’d like to speak to a Consultant over the phone then please call +44 (0)1273 957 888 to speak with Simon Troupe.

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