As Austria's largest research and technology organisation for applied research, we are dedicated to make substantial contributions to solving the major challenges of our time, climate change and digitisation. To achieve our goals, we rely on our specific research, development and technology competencies, which are the basis of our commitment to excellence in all areas. With our open culture of innovation and our motivated, international teams, we are working to position AIT as Austria's leading research institution at the highest international level and to make a positive contribution to the economy and society. 

Our Center for Vision, Automation & Control is looking for new Ingenious Partners for our location in Vienna. The Center exploits the opportunities provided by automation and digitisation to initiate and advance innovation for industry. Our main goal is to take away the monotonous, heavy, difficult and dangerous aspects of people’s work through innovation. We help our partners by making technical systems more robust, reliable, flexible and easy to use. At the same time we increase the resource efficiency of industrial processes by reducing waste, product failures and emissions. 

Our Competence Unit High-Performance Vision Systems has been active in research for industrial inspection and quality assurance systems for over 20 years, which makes us a technology leader in this area. We develop 2D and 3D vision systems, that go beyond state of the art. To reach this we combine innovations in hardware, software, and algorithms - We develop ultrafast line scan sensors and cameras and design scalable embedded vision systems and apply machine learning methods (for e.g., deep learning) to conduct high-performance visual quality inspections of products in manufacturing plants and production processes. In addition to this, we specialise on transferring high-speed machine vision knowledge to the domain of robotic inspection, investigate different low-latency sensor solutions for their usability in visual serving and robotic manipulation, and work with fast, on-chip data reduction.



  • As Senior Research Engineer, you design, acquire and lead national and international research projects in the field of High-Performance Vision Systems and you take responsibility for specific subject areas.
  • You bring your expertise in Machine Vision to design solution approaches, that are oriented towards the requirements of the industry and are technologically and scientifically at the forefront.
  • You evaluate new technological developments, and your input is a driver of our unit’s strategy.
  • You lead, engage and motivate interdisciplinary teams. Together with your colleagues you realise novel computer vision solutions for optical inline inspection at unprecedented speed, flexibility and robustness, ensuring the successful attainment of our shared goals.
  • Your input and ideas pave the way for new projects, foster strong customer relationships and open up strategic options for project partnerships.
  • As an expert in your field, you successfully grow your industrial and academic network. You take an active part in representing our unit at international conferences and relevant trade fairs.
  • Your novel solutions improve the working world of the future, increase the quality of products, reduce the amount of resources, therefore increasing the sustainability of production processes.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Completed technical studies in computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering, physics or other related fields
  • Experience in computer vision or image processing, especially in the design of complex application or systems
  • Experience in the design of system- or software architectures for machine vision applications
  • Successful track record in the acquisition of customer and funding projects
  • Strong network in academia or industry
  • Several years of experience in project or team lead
  • Very good English language and presentation skills are essential, German language skills are an asset

What to expect: 

The gross annual salary on a full-time basis (38,5 h / week) according to the collective agreement amounts to at least EUR 61.614,-- as a basis and is supplemented by further, variable salary components. The actual total salary package is determined individually according to your qualifications and experience. In addition, we offer company benefits, flexible working conditions, individual training and career opportunities. 


At AIT diversity and inclusion are of great importance. This is why we strive to inspire women to join our teams in the field of technology. We welcome applications from women, who will be given preference in case of equal qualifications after taking into account all relevant facts and circumstances of all applications. 

Please submit your application documents including CV, cover letter and certificates online.

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Location: Austria, Vienna
Categories: Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences, Computer Vision, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Processing, Software Engineering,


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