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Computer Vision Engineer, 3D Reconstruction at Shape (ShapeScale)

Posted in Art 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

Shape is a startup company working on ShapeScale, a photo-realistic 3D body scanner that shows you how your body shape changes over time. After having completed a very successful pre-order launch as well as the recent closing of our Series A, we are looking to expand our team in San Francisco.

Our computer vision team is looking for a talented 3D Computer Vision Engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team and help us achieve our technology goals. In this role you will work on the acquisition, processing, and analysis of the data captured by ShapeScale and develop state-of-the-art 3D reconstruction techniques.

Recent PhD-graduates and experienced candidates are welcome to apply for this role. The candidate of choice will be hired into the level that is commensurate with their educational background and experience.


  • Design, implement, evaluate and test 3D reconstruction algorithms and systems with a focus on dense reconstruction, SFM, multi-view stereo, meshing, photogrammetry, SLAM and sensor fusion.

  • Research, develop and prototype advanced hardware and software technologies related to 3D reconstruction, photometric stereo, object detection and point cloud registration.

  • Develop existing and new human body shape parameterization, segmentation, correspondence, registration, posture estimation and analysis methods and algorithms.

  • Develop software solutions by studying information needs; conferring with users; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes; investigating problem areas; following the software development lifecycle

  • Explore novel ways to utilize and integrate different sensors to solve problems in reconstructing 3D human body models.

  • Evaluate, analyze and optimize system resources related to image processing, computer vision and machine learning.

  • Conceive proof-of-concept prototypes that establish overall system performance.

  • Develop and implement readable, maintainable and efficient production-ready code in C / C++ and Python.

  • Optimize code for running on CPU and GPU on embedded and non embedded platforms.

  • Collaborate with team members from prototyping through production to advance the entire project

  • Review code of other engineers and contribute to the company’s engineering good practices.


  • PhD or exceptional MSc involving 3D-Reconstruction, SLAM, Camera Calibration or Computational Geometry from a top ranking university or lab

  • Experience with 3D reconstruction from camera images and depth sensors techniques, such as sensor fusion, multi-view stereo, meshing, photogrammetry and SLAM

  • Outstanding skills in Python, C & C++ with experience in testing and writing robust and maintainable production code

  • Experience with existing computer vision libraries such as OpenCV, PCL, CGAL, Eigen, etc.

  • Comfortable with 3D computational geometry, linear algebra, statistics, numerical methods and error analysis

  • GPGPU programming, preferably using CUDA and OpenGL


  • Completion and deployment of significant computer vision projects in a commercial environment.

  • Hands-on experience in geometric/3D deep learning frameworks and libraries e.g., Tensorflow, Pytorch, Caffe, Keras, PointNet, ShapeNet, etc.

  • Experience with Texture projection, generation, completion using patch match algorithms.

  • Experience with 2D and 3D tracking algorithms such as SLAM.

  • Knowledge of WebGL

  • Experience with embedded Linux / Linux Kernel / Drivers

  • Experience with imaging sensors and camera module packaging / manufacturing / calibration / testing


  • A chance to have a transformative impact on the lives of potentially millions by enabling them to lead happier and healthier lives

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Excellent, comprehensive health insurance, 100% employer covered (incl. dependents)

  • Unlimited paid time off (15 days/year required!)

  • Daily catered lunches and a full stocked kitchen

  • Assistance with H1B / O1 / TN visa transfer (if required)


Based in San Francisco, we are a team with a passion for outstanding design, user experience,, and health & fitness. Together we share the commitment to create products that connect the human body with technology in a magical way. We're working to become the most empowering consumer company of the 21st century.

Our debut product, ShapeScale, is the first photorealistic 3D body scanner that shows you how your body shape changes over time. ShapeScale is also going to enable various applications in fashion, healthcare, and mixed reality. We have recently started to take pre-orders for ShapeScale and have thus far received thousands of pre-orders. Shape is backed by renowned investors such as Y Combinator and Stanford StartX.

At Shape, we believe that what makes a company amazing is its people. Members of our team are our greatest assets, as they are the ones creating the value of our company day by day. At Shape, your thoughts, opinion and ideas power our engine. Your actions matter. And your passions will never be held back. Join our team to work on products that have the potential to change countless of lives, including yours.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.