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Lead Computer Vision Scientist

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Cairo
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Cairo

We are constantly growing and are now looking for a Lead Computer Vision Scientist who wants to join our team of highly skilled and passionate engineers.

We provide a high tech working environment in an exciting and expanding business and depending on your skills and interest you can work within a wide range of fields.

You will have great opportunities to personal development, challenges and great fun. You will work with highly talented people and join our spirit of an open, inclusive and creative culture. We believe in true teamwork where everyone is important.

About you

We are looking for a driven leader who wants to help bring our vision to life, shaping the future of automotive safety and mobility experiences. The ideal candidate knows how to build high-performing cross-functional teams of technical experts. They will contribute ideas and can then execute these effectively and efficiently.

We are looking for passion, drive, initiative, and a sense of humor plus several of the skills listed below! If you meet some but not all the qualifications below, and you are interested in our mission and this opportunity, we hope you will apply anyway.

Work description

We are looking for a technical lead to manage a team of skilled engineers, computer vision experts and machine learning scientists working on our Cabin Monitoring technology. This team is building key pre-production functionality of Smart Eye’s next generation Automotive Interior Sensing product – novel automotive technology that will significantly improve road safety and will transform our transportation experiences. In this role, you will work closely with our product and program management teams, as well as other technical leads, to ensure successful delivery of features on our automotive roadmap.

The Cabin Monitoring team is developing a variety of new features related to understanding the state of the car interior and that of the people in it through the intelligent application of the latest machine learning techniques. Our ultimate vision is to reduce traffic fatalities and help save lives. We hope to do this through safety features such as detection of child and pet left behind, and robust detection of occupant present and in-cabin activities. As well as features that understand occupant mood, emotions, and reactions, using Affectiva’s groundbreaking Emotion AI, to deliver better mobility experiences that enhance comfort, wellness, and entertainment. The Cabin Monitoring features vary from early-stage prototyping through to porting and deployment to a wide set of automotive embedded platforms.

Reporting to: VP of AI

Location: Smart Eye, Cairo, Egypt

Skills & Requirements


  • Lead a Cairo, Egypt-based team of engineers and scientists building Cabin Monitoring features using a combination of computer vision and machine learning technologies, such as object detection, cabin segmentation, human pose estimation
  • Collaborate with product managers and sales as a technical expert: assessing market requirements, sharing limitations and future improvements
  • Develop a plan for maturing technology to meet both internal and external requirements
  • Work with the VP of AI to build and execute a plan for Machine Learning team growth in the Cairo office, including recruitment, mentorship, and retention
  • Establish and improve Smart Eye’s best practices for software, computer vision and machine learning development


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with specialization in computer vision or machine learning
  • At least 6 years of experience using computer vision, machine learning and deep learning techniques

  • Track record of delivering commercial technology products using machine learning and computer vision

  • At least 3 years of experience managing technical people

  • Experience developing pre-production or production software in the automotive industry

  • Experience working with deep learning frameworks (e.g., TensorFlow/Keras, PyTorch)
  • Clear communication and team collaboration skills.


  • Experience with deploying machine learning models on mobile/embedded platforms.

  • Full time position located in 5th settlement - New Cairo - Egypt

  • Experience with deploying machine learning models on mobile/embedded platforms.

  • Experience working with multinational distributed teams

  • Graduate degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics with specialization in computer vision or machine learning

  • Preference for candidates willing to work in person (hybrid model) in Cairo, Egypt

Additional Information and Company Benefits:

  • Full time position located in 5th settlement - New Cairo - Egypt
  • Preference for candidates willing to work in person (hybrid model) in Cairo, Egypt
  • Full time position located in 5th settlement - New Cairo - Egypt
  • Competitive Benefits Package including social Insurance and premium medical insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Casual Startup office culture, collaborative office space
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Complimentary snacks and drinks, and lunch provided once a week

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Interviews are held on a continuous basis, so we highly recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience. Welcome with your application.

Great Place to Work

  • Human

  • Ethical

  • Groundbreaking

  • Perseverant

  • Brilliant colleagues from around the world

  • Open, collaborative, warm and fun company culture

  • Flexible work schedule

  • Individual wellbeing & our families are a priority

About the company

Smart Eye is the global leader in Human Insight AI, technology that understands, supports and predicts human behavior in complex environments. Together with our subsidiaries Affectiva and iMotions, we are bridging the gap between humans and machines for a safe and sustainable future.

Today, our technology is embedded in next-generation vehicles, leading the way towards human-centric mobility through Driver Monitoring Systems and Interior Sensing solutions. Our Research Instruments offer unparalleled insights into automotive, aviation, assistive technology, behavioral science and many more fields.

Our subsidiary Affectiva is humanizing technology by pioneering Emotion AI, helping companies gain a deeper understanding of how consumers engage with their content, products and services, in automotive, media & entertainment, market research and beyond.

Our subsidiary iMotions provides the world’s leading biosensor software platform, that synchronizes data streams in real time from multiple sensors.

Smart Eye was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Japan, Singapore and China. A publicly traded company since 2016, our customers include NASA, Nissan, Boeing, Honeywell, Volvo, GM, BMW, Geely, Harvard University, over 1,300 research organizations around the world, 70% of the world’s largest advertisers and 28% of the Fortune Global 500 companies.

Visit www.smarteye.ai for more information.

2022Smart Eye receives new Driver Monitoring System (DMS) design win from one of Europe's largest OEMs.

2022Smart Eye named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree for Smart Eye Automotive Interior Sensing.

20212021 – Smart Eye Acquires iMotions, developer of the world’s leading software platform for studying human behavior, to unlock potential for multi-modal, human behavioral research.

2021Smart Eye acquires Emotion AI pioneer Affectiva, merging two complementary teams and technologies into a transatlantic AI powerhouse.

2021Smart Eye announces design win from Chinese OEM Smart Eye AB receives a new design win from one of China’s largest OEMs.

2020Smart Eye receives its biggest order yet of 24 new design wins. In total, the company now has received 81 design wins with 12 automakers.

2020Smart Eye exhibits for the first time at CES in Las Vegas with great success. Interior Sensing is introduced among other technologies

201927 design wins received during 2019, 14 of which with a global Korean OEM and 13 of which with leading Japanese and European OEMs, respectively.

2019It is announced that the BMW 3-series, BMW Z4, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5 and BMW 8-series includes Smart Eye’s technology.

2019The Smart AIS product is launched. For automotive aftermarket, launched in Shanghai in June 2019.

2019EU approves a regulation that all motor vehicles shall be equipped with driver drowsiness, attention and distraction warning systems between 2022-2026.

2018Additional design wins for an existing European customer.

201818th design win from one of China’s largest car manufacturers with SOP 2019. The order value is estimated to exceed 100 MSEK and 23 design wins in total.

2018Opening of offices in Tokyo, Japan and Chongqing, China.

2017The first time that eyetracking software is being procured for all car models of a production platform at the same time and 13 design wins from a European premium car manufacturer.

2017US office opened in Detroit.

2017Design win with a European premium car manufacturer with SOP 2019.

2016IPO at First North Nasdaq OMX Stockholm.

2015Launch of Aurora, a removable, high-precision screen metering system.

2008Embedded AntiSleep, a collaboration with Visteon whereby the system is integrated in a camera with a built-in processor.

2005AntiSleep is launched for the automotive industry as the first system with a camera and full 3D measurement.

2002Smart Eye Pro® is launched with three cameras and measurement in 3D; the first customer is Delphi Automotive.

2001First system sale of two cameras to SAAB Automobile.

1999Smart Eye is founded

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