Principal Product Engineer (AI/ML)

Principal Product Engineer (AI/ML)

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Job Description

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The AI/ML Product Engineer will develop integrated Machine Learning and/or Deep Learning based solutions on products that address customer needs in operations such as inspection topside and subsea. They will also be responsible for development of machine vision algorithms for automation and development of data analytics programs for Oceaneering's next generation systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work both independently and collaboratively to develop robust computer vision algorithms that will be deployed in existing and new products
  • Take ideas and algorithms from first conception to real-world, real-time implementation and deployment
  • Provides technical direction to software development/engineering programs, team members and managers.
  • Determines the technical direction and strategy for solving complex, significant, or major issues.
  • Architect vision based solutions by selection of appropriate technology and components
  • Plans and evaluates architectural design and identifies technical risks and associated ways to mitigate those risks.
  • Prepares design proposals to reflect cost, schedule and technical approaches.
  • Recommends test control, strategies, apparatus and equipment.
  • Defines test schedules and test data requirements. Tests software and documents results.
  • Lead and conduct advanced research for Computer Vision, Image processing and Deep Learning algorithms
  • Work with third parties to utilize off-the-shelf industrial solutions
  • Iteratively develop proof-of-concept implementations, prototypes and demos to fine-tune technologies to practical, state of the art systems
  • Innovate and develop algorithms and solutions to advance Object tracking and classification
  • Algorithm development on key research areas based on client's technical problem. This requires constant paper reading and staying ahead of the game by knowing what is and will be state of the art in this field.
  • Ability to work hands-on in cross-functional teams with a strong sense of self-direction
  • Research and develop novel computer vision algorithms for implementation in real-time systems.
  • Lead research activities for ongoing government and commercial projects and products. Collaborate on proposals, grants, and publications in the area of algorithm development. Collect data as warranted to support the algorithm development efforts.
  • Work directly with software engineers to implement algorithms into commercial software products.
  • Mine and analyze data from company databases to drive optimization and improvement of product development, marketing techniques and business strategies.
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques.
  • Develop custom data models and algorithms to apply to data sets.
  • Build data models and organize structured and unstructured data to interpret solutions.
  • Assist in Data analytics, text analytics, voice & speech analytics, video analytics, image analytics, motion analytics, computer vision, edge analytics etc
  • Develop scalable infrastructure, including microservices and backend, that automates training and deployment of ML models
  • Work with fellow data scientists/SW engineers to build out other parts of the infrastructure, effectively communicating your needs and understanding theirs and address external and internal shareholder's product challenges
  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to identify opportunities for leveraging company data to drive business solutions

  • Develop an awareness of programming and design alternatives
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of application development best practices
  • Gather statistics and prepare and write reports on the status of the programming process for discussion with management and/or team members
  • Direct research on emerging application development software products, languages, and standards in support of procurement and development efforts
  • Train, manage and provide guidance to junior staff
  • Perform all other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position has NO direct supervisory responsibilities.

Reporting Relationship
  • This person will be reporting to a Product Development Manager in the Technology group.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineer (or related field) with Eight or more years of past experience working on Computer Vision and Deep Learning based projects

Master's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or related field) with Six or more years of past experience working on Computer Vision and Deep Learning based projects
  • Technically fluent in programming languages, including C, C++, Java, C# and other object oriented paradigms
  • Competent and proficient understanding of platforms such as UNIX (Solaris and Linux) and Windows
  • Hands-on software troubleshooting experience
  • Edge based and/or cloud based AI/ML Code deployment experience (DevOps)
  • Experience with Azure Cloud based ML services
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies
  • Strong coding skills.
  • Experience in computer vision, image processing and other related applied engineering fields.

  • Knowledge of git and version control
  • Familiarity with NVIDIA's Jetson Board & Deep Stream Framework on Linux/Ubuntu machines
  • Demonstrated strong capability in statistical/Mathematical modelling or Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence with Demonstrated skills in programming for implementation and deployment of algorithms preferably in Statistical/ML based programming languages in Python
  • Knowledge of inner working of any vision software (such as OpenCV, PCL, CNN)
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Large Scale Data Mining or Artifical Intelligence
  • Passion to develop novel robotics solutions applying the skills in computer vision, AI and Deep Learning
  • Strong background in mathematics and/or statistics is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately, utilizing a variety of analytical techniques in order to make well informed decisions
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Skill to gather, analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to determine and meet customer needs
  • Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans
  • Knowledge of communication styles and techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Skill to prioritize workflow in a changing work environment
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Closing Statement

Working Conditions
This position is considered OFFICE WORK which is characterized as follows.
  • Almost exclusively indoors during the day and occasionally at night
  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place
  • Work surface is stable (flat)

Physical Activity/Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is considered LIGHT work.

  • Lift up to 20 pounds
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching
  • Lift up to 10 pounds
  • Standing
  • Repetitive movements of arms and hands
  • Sit with back supported

About Oceaneering

Oceaneering International, Inc. is a subsea engineering and applied technology company based in Houston, Texas, U.S. that provides engineered services and hardware to customers who operate in marine, space, and other environments.

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