Machine Learning / Computer Vision Engineer - Bordeaux, France XR Labs office

Qualcomm Incorporated


Bordeaux, France

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    Position summary


    Qualcomm France S.A.R.L.

    Job Area:

    Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Machine Learning Researcher

    General Summary:

    At Qualcomm XR labs Europe, we’re a passionate team of engineers who want to change the world through virtual and augmented reality products and technologies. We develop state-of-the-art computer vision, deep learning, and graphics solutions to deliver ultra-optimized, power-efficient software and hardware to enable the intelligent perception of the world around us.

    Our XR Labs engineers work on data acquisition and deep learning and computer vision models for self-perception including head tracking, hand gestures and tracking, as well as world perception where we apply 3D reconstruction and understanding of objects and environments including mapping and navigation. These algorithms allow intelligent head-worn XR devices to perform high-level perception functions. We design, prototype, optimize for Snapdragon XR2 and AR2 SoCs, and productize these algorithms through Snapdragon Spaces platform.

    Qualcomm XR Labs Europe is rapidly expanding and seeking innovators who will create the new digital world. We have state-of-the-art facilities in Austria, France, the Netherlands, and Spain.


    • Candidates bring a deep understanding of computer vision and machine learning algorithms and technologies that are necessary building blocks of

    • Interactive, real-time, and immersive systems, including SLAM, localisation, mapping, sensor fusion and mathematical optimisation. They also have

    • Experience in systems design and implementations for real-time embedded and mobile platforms.

    • Be part of a world-class XR team researching and developing mobile Augmented and Virtual Reality enabling technology

    • Development of efficient and accurate computer vision and machine learning solutions for XR mapping and localisation tasks

    • Understand and analyse requirements for perception systems for XR platforms

    • Collaborate across functional boundaries in defining architecture, APIs, design and schedule

    • See your design in action on industry-leading chips embedded in the next generation of AR and VR devices, smartphones, and robotics


    Critical “Must Have” skills/experience for role

    • 5+ years of industry experience

    • Good knowledge of Python

    • Strong understanding of 3D computer vision methods and math (one or more areas): SLAM, deep learning, mapping and localisation, mathematical optimisation

    • Strong understanding of machine learning algorithms and deep networks used in these areas

    • Experience using modern deep learning toolboxes (e.g. PyTorch, TensorFlow), machine learning pipelines, model evaluation and data visualisation

    • Good understanding and strong knowledge in algorithms and statistics

    • Good understanding and experience in math function optimisation

    • Be able to stay on top of state-of-the-art approaches

    Preferred skills/experience for role

    • Experience with C++

    • Experience with AWS / Azure / GCP

    • Experience with BigData / Distributed computing in real time and offline

    • Experience with visual descriptor training, matching neural networks training, image retrieval/search task, segmentation

    • Experience of delivering reliable ML models to the production

    • Experience in software development, incl. testing and debugging on XR devices, mobile platforms or other embedded systems


    • Required: Master degree or PhD

    • Study domains: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Math, Machine Learning

    Where you will be working

    Bordeaux has a proud reputation of being one of the largest economic engine and is now one of the Top 10 location choices in Europe.

    There's a growing diversity in the region with people from many nationalities relocating to Bordeaux, relishing the opportunity to work and live in a location that offers an excellent quality of life (Atlantic ocean, mountains nearby and Bordeaux is definitely the most gourmet destination ever).

    A gateway to Europe, Bordeaux airport provides access to almost 50 international destinations including transatlantic air routes.

    XR office

    New space on 3 levels, with a gigantic rooftop close to the Wine Museum and the Chartrons.

    Excited about this role, but not sure if you meet 100% of the criteria? We would still like to hear from you and would welcome your application. 

    The company language is English, and you will work together with an international engineering team to identify our users’ needs and implement modern web applications. Therefore, communication skills and the ability to work in a team are key to success in this role.

    Equal Opportunities & Equal Pay:

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any protected classification.

    What´s on Offer:

    • Opportunity to work with a team of world-class engineers and researchers on cutting-edge AR/VR products, with learning opportunities on various aspects. 

    • Salary, stock and performance related bonus

    • Employer-financed pension schemes

    • Employee Stock Purchase Program

    • Public Transport Subsidy. Qualcomm will reimburse up to 50% of public transportation

    • Qualcomm will provide daily meal vouchers in the amount of 9 EUR

    • Qualcomm will provide health coverage in addition to the national scheme to eligible employees and dependents

    • 25 days vacation + 4 well-being days + 10 “RTT”

    • Relocation and immigration support (if needed) 

    • Mentor program for intensive induction and further training opportunities

    • A lot of team activity, sport, games, restaurants, conferences, etc. 

    • Subsidies for physical and mental well-being, e.g. fitness center, sports clubs and much more

    Take a peak behind the curtain:


    *References to a particular number of years experience are for indicative purposes only. Applications from candidates with equivalent experience will be considered, provided that the candidate can demonstrate an ability to fulfill the principal duties of the role and possesses the required competencies.

    Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

    Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

    Qualcomm expects its employees to abide by all applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to security and other requirements regarding protection of Company confidential information and other confidential and/or proprietary information, to the extent those requirements are permissible under applicable law.

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    Industry: Telecommunications

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    Why you should apply for a job to Qualcomm Incorporated:

  • 4.1/5 in supportive management

  • 60% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Maternity leave varies by state, but typical is 8-12 weeks of fully paid pregnancy disability plus 12 weeks of bonding at 100% of salary.

  • Lactation rooms are available globally.

  • The Back-Up Care Advantage Program - seven calendar services per year for a child or an elder relative.