Vacancy Lead AI Engineer


Our mission:

Navinfo is the largest Digital Map Provider in China and third largest in the world.
As part of the Navinfo family our team at Mapscape supports our business units to create maps for autonomous driving as well as classic navigation maps. Our mission is to deliver innovative technology to further increase the degree of process automation.
Our core competence is the extraction of map related features from images by intense use of Deep Learning and Computer Vision. Part of our mission is to evaluate latest technology for use in map automation and support business units with the integration of this technology into a production environment..
You will join our multi-cultural team of Deep Learning/Computer Vision engineers within the ‘Innovation and Development’ (I&D) department.
While most of the team is located in our Eindhoven office, our team is partially distributed across Europe. Our processes support remote work, yet our preference is to extend our team in Eindhoven. Keeping our team’s motivation on highest level is a core concern to us. Therefore we allow a certain degree of individual flexibility to support a sustainable work/life balance.

Your work environment:

You will work with up to date Deep Learning technology in a team of highly skilled professionals. Being a team player with excellent communication skills is a key requirement for us.
As Deep Learning is a highly dynamic field we continuously try to follow the latest technology developments. Our aim is to pick up latest technology trends quickly and evaluate it for our mission.

To develop best in class deep neural networks for our customers, part of our mission is the implementation of tools that support the training and data management process. We aim at a ratio of 70:30 for Deep Learning to data processing tools development.

As our tools are used in an industry production process our software is currently mainly developed in C++ (11) on Windows (Visual Studio). We also support Linux on PC and NVidia Jetson embedded platforms.

We support use cases from Deep Learning object detection in a real-time in-car scenario to server based Deep Learning Scene Segmentation. See our YouTube channel to see some results we published.

Your role:

Within Advanced Research Lab of NavInfo you will be responsible for your own products, under supervision of a project manager.

Your Responsibilities:

• Be an ambassador for the management of the artificial intelligence and computer vision vertical.
• Demonstrating technical expertise with Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Streaming data processing and analysis
• Teaching and mentoring team members on modern, effective, machine learning tools and technologies
• Contributing to the technical architecture to allow the team to iterate quickly and unlock ability to scale as the team grows.
• Collaborating closely with the Technology Directors, Program Management Office and other leaders within the business to ensure harmony between priorities and delivery.
• Support the hiring process and mentor, guide and instruct new hires within the team.
• Participate in key technological decisions around algorithms, tools and product features.
• Manage knowledge transfer of technologies to platform teams within NavInfo and serve as a focal point of contact.
• Promote quality and procedural improvement thought process.
• Exhibit an exceptional degree of creativity and resourcefulness.

What we expect

• A PhD degree, preferably in machine learning, computer vision, computer science, mathematics or physics
• Clear communication skills, both written and verbal, with a diverse audience are essential to the success of this position.
• Excellent knowledge of C++
• Good knowledge in OpenCv
• Good knowledge of Deep Learning
• Good knowledge in the areas of object detection, object segmentation and machine learning
• Good knowledge of Linux, Windows, Visual Studio, CMake

What we offer

• A competitive salary (based on a 40-hour week), consistent with your level of education and experience
• An initial one-year contract with the prospect of an indefinite contract
• One extra month’s salary per year (‘13th month’), plus 8% holiday allowance annually
• 25 vacation days , 5 compensation days
• Flexible working hours
• Extensive training opportunities
• Pension and health insurance scheme
• A fast moving, innovative and international diverse working environment


If you feel you fit the description and you are interested in working within a fast growing, international and innovative organisation with a solid customer base, then please send your CV to
You can expect a challenging job with a market conforming employment package. For more information please contact the HRM department +31 40-711 35 56, Luchthavenweg 34, 5657 EB Eindhoven

By submitting your curriculum vitae, you thereby agree to having your personal information archived. Your application will be kept in the recruitment database of Mapscape for one year. However, you will need to apply to each specific job that is of interest. Pre-employment screening of all external candidates is part of the selection process.

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