Machine Learning Researcher

Sunnyvale, California, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200552886
We’re looking for a passionate Machine Learning Researcher to join our team of applied researchers and software engineers who develop CV/ML technologies for new Apple products. Technologies created within the Video Computer Vision organization (VCV), such as FaceID, FaceKit, and Gaze and Hand gesture control for Vision Pro, have changed the way millions of users interact with their devices. As part of the VCV Body Technologies Team, we focus on CV/ML technologies for people understanding in the next generation of products that will delight our customers. We balance research and product needs to deliver highest quality, state-of-the-art experiences, innovating through the full stack, and partnering with HW, SW and ML teams to create some of the most impactful CV/ML products ever shipped by Apple.


The Body Technologies team is responsible for many of the key algorithms for people understanding in videos and photos on Apple products such as iPhone and Vision Pro. We conduct research and development in the space of Virtual and Augmented Reality and design algorithms that drive features such as pose estimation, body tracking, shape estimation and action classification. We’re looking for a Machine Learning Researcher to join our team and contribute to highly visible and impactful projects. You will have the opportunity to use your machine learning and computer vision skills to go beyond the state of the art, conceive proof of concept prototypes, work on the full deep learning stack of data collection, model design and failure analysis, and solve the challenges associated with the transition of a prototype into an Apple quality product.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong academic, work and/or publication record in the CV/ML domain
  • Hands-on experience with people understanding topics, e.g. pose estimation, skeleton tracking, shape estimation, action classification
  • Excellent understanding of deep learning algorithms and workflows, in particular working with large scale real world 2D and 3D data
  • Knowledge and experience in temporal reasoning/representation and foundation/large language models
  • Solid programming skills in Python (Obj-C/C++ is a plus)
  • Ability to communicate and visualize results clearly and effectively

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS and a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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