Chief Technology Officer - Stealth Computer Vision Industrial Safety Venture

BCG Digital Ventures-Manhattan Beach, CA -

Posted a month ago

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BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, product authorities and investors. We invent, build and launch startups that create strategic advantages for the most impactful global companies enabling them to lead the next horizon of innovation.
We are looking for a Chief Technology Officer who is passionate about defining, articulating, and executing technology strategy from venture launch to scale for a new digital enterprise business. The new company is a joint venture backed by a global industrial goods conglomerate and BCG Digital Ventures, the Boston Consulting Group’s corporate venture and incubation arm.
The venture is launching a computer vision-based and IoT platform that tackles the most significant causes of unsafe behavior in industrial manufacturing settings, utilizing cameras to sense, detect, predict and prevent unsafe behavior and accidents before they occur in industrial goods plants. Our mission is to create the world’s first technology solution for proactive safety in industrial goods.

As the Chief Technology Officer you will:

  • Liaise with the company’s executive team and help drive its strategy
  • Build a life critical product at global scale that includes AI/Deep Learning/Reinforcement Learning/ML, CV, IoT, and Web for the purpose of human activity recognition (HAR)
  • Build and lead a team of experienced CV/AI/DL engineers, data scientists, cloud engineers, QA/Test, and enterprise software and hardware engineers as appropriate
  • Guide end to end system architecture which may include sensor-fusion, visual SLAM and other location sensing techniques. A strong understanding of edge compute vs. cloud compute AI architectures is preferred
  • Offer hands-on leadership and mentorship, nurturing and growing the engineering team
  • Define technical requirements and systems architecture with clarity on feasibility, time, cost, and impact
  • Be accountable for technical deliverables and release management
  • Define best practices around coding methodologies, software development, and quality assurance
  • Provide hands-on involvement when needed
  • Know the latest modern technologies and selectively choose technologies to ensure our competitive advantage

Desired Expertise & Experience

  • 10+ years(7+ years hands-on) architecting and building products from pre-launch through maturity
  • Released (and maintained) at least 2 products to the market
  • Must have 2-5 years of recent experience developing and commercializing AI/Deep Learning/CV systems at mass market scale
  • Experience with developing and deploying B2B/industrial grade/long lifecycle products/systems (3-10+ years in operation)
  • Understanding of latest sensor technologies and sensor fusion, SLAM/Location/Mapping. A solid understanding of camera optics is helpful
  • Understanding of B2B cloud development, data analytics at scale
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that is flexible, experimental, and resourceful
  • Startup experience in key engineering leadership positions at high-growth technology companies
  • A strong understanding of data privacy issues and methods for mitigating client/public/regulatory concerns
  • Experience designing and building CV, ML, IoT, and Web products
  • Experience with DevOps, CD/CI, and SRE
  • Experience with some of the following is a plus: Familiarity TensorFlow, Keras, Caffe, PyTorch, OpenCV. Familiarity with AWS ML + IoT, Azure ML + IoT, Kubernetes, Docker, Terraform, Node.js, Java Spring, React. Familiarity with Java, Python, Javascript, C/C++.
  • Familiarity with hardware development process
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 25% of time

BCG Digital Ventures is an ever-growing global team of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, product experts and investors. We invent, build and launch startups with the world’s most influential companies. The business ventures we create build strategic advantages for the most important global companies enabling them to own the next horizon of innovation.
Interested applicants may apply through the careers section of the website at Interviews will take place after resumes have been screened for minimum requirements. Please note that this position is not restricted solely to the responsibilities listed above and that the job scope and responsibilities are subject to change.
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