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Data Acquisition Lead

About Affectiva

Affectiva is an MIT Media Lab spin-off and the leading provider of Human Perception AI: software that analyzes facial and vocal expressions to identify complex human emotional and cognitive states. Our vision is that technology needs to be able to sense, adapt and respond to people’s non-verbal signals, mental states, emotions and reactions, just the way humans do. We are humanizing technology!

Our patented AI software uses machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and speech science. Affectiva has built the world’s largest emotion data repository with over 7M faces analyzed in 87 countries. Affectiva is used by one fourth of the Fortune Global 500 for advertising testing and is now working with leading automotive OEMs and Tier 1s on next generation driver state monitoring and in-cabin mood sensing.

As you can imagine, such an ambitious vision takes a great team with a strong desire to explore and innovate. We are growing our team to improve and expand our core technologies and help solve many unique and interesting problems focused around sensing, understanding and adapting to human states. And, in building new products that never existed before, we are disrupting billion dollar industries such as advertising and automotive.

The Position: 

Data Acquisition Lead will be responsible for the day to day operations of multi-project data collections. This includes development, implementation and troubleshooting of data collection. You will be responsible for hardware and data collection software platform updates, recruitment of participants, and training of data acquisition specialists. As Data Acquisition Lead, you will oversee collections both in office and offsite, ensuring collection targets are met. This includes: protocol development, participant demographic goals, data quality and timely completion. 

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Deep knowledge of automotive cameras, hardware and other in cabin systems
  • Extensive experience with ML Camera Sensors (CMOS Starvis, gigE, etc) 
  • Video post processing and frame manipulations (HDR, ROI based auto exposure, gamma correction, etc) 
  • Synchronizing data capture; including triggering light sources to rolling shutters, filtering lenses for specific nanometer bandwidths, dual FPS, UTC, transferring of metadata etc.  
  • Working knowledge of optical components: (image sensors formats, image circle sizes, HFOV, VFOV, lens track length) 
  • AWS - Amazon S3 / Cloud based data management
  • Experience with automated data collection processes 
  • Extensive data collection experience, automotive and non automotive 
  • Leading a team of data collection specialists
  • Implementing QA strategies to improve KPIs 

Additional Information and Company Benefits:

  • Full-Time Position located in Downtown Boston
  • Competitive Benefits Package including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability
  • 401K Matching
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Casual Startup office culture, collaborative office space
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Complimentary snacks, drinks, and weekly team lunch.

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

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