Senior Research Engineer

Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: Sydney, Australia

Company: Canon

  • Opportunity to join a highly respected global brand
  • Highly respected and collaborative team
  • Be at the cutting edge of technology


About Us

Canon is the world's leading imaging organisation. As a Fortune 500 Company, we actively inspire people with imaginative ideas that enable you to connect, communicate and achieve more than you thought possible.

When you join us, you’ll find a rewarding culture that values you. You’re empowered to focus on your career progression and turn your goals into reality. You’ll be an integral part of the group’s success.


About the role

As a Senior Research Engineer you will play a key role in our Research project department which focusses on contributing to international standards settings organisations that are developing standards for global deployment in the video compression and machine learning domains.

Scope of the role includes:

  • Technology research
    • Researching technology undergoing standardisation in the context of international standards settings organisations (SSOs), especially the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
    • Conducting self-directed research into topics under study in the SSO.
  • Idea generation and protection
    • Generating ideas for improvements to standards based on experimentation and analysis.
    • Protecting ideas through patent drafting and claim preparation.
  • SSO participation
    • Presenting technical contributions to SSOs either at face-to-face meeting or online meeting, according to meeting schedule.


About you

As someone who thrives on working independently, you are used to self-direction and achieving outcomes within defined timeframes. You have an aptitude for collaboration you possess excellent communication skills. You know how to explain complex technical matters to other subject matter experts, including in the context of participation in international standards committees. In addition to your keen eye for detail and you thrive when working under pressure.

Essential criteria include:

  • Expertise spanning video compression standards (such as HEVC, VVC), machine learning (especially computer vision topics)
  • High degree of proficiency in Python, C++, Linux environment
  • Ability and appetite to travel to international standards meetings (when face-to-face meetings are re-established)

Desired Criteria include:

  • PhD qualified in a relevant area of expertise
  • Experience in participation in SSOs, such as ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 and/or ITU-T Q6/SG16.
  • Patent drafting, claim drafting, claim chart preparation
  • Understanding of hardware and software algorithm implementation issues


In return we offer you a great team, a trusted global brand, career development opportunities, and the opportunity to make a significant impact of the growth of our business.

We believe in the power of an inclusive and diverse workforce. We trust you will bring your authentic self to work and we will focus on making sure that together, we make a strong contribution to the broader community in which we operate. Where possible, flexible working arrangements are the norm, as we know a better work-life balance can improve your motivation, performance, and productivity.

As an equal opportunity employer, all applicants will be considered. Benefits/perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Canon Group and the country where you work. All applicants must be eligible to work in the country they are applying to at the time of application.

Looking to join this diverse team? Apply online now.

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