Research Engineer / Research Manager

Posted: 23/09/2022

Job Title: Research Engineer / Research Manager

Company: DeGould, Exeter

Location: Exeter / Hybrid / Remote Working 

Reports to: Head of Computer Vision and Research

Salary: Full Time, Competitive


DeGould is looking for an excellent Research Engineer / Research Manager to join the expanding team and work on the development of new automotive inspection systems. As a Research Engineer at DeGould, you will be work with a multidisciplinary Product and Engineering team to research, design, and test new product ideas. You will identify opportunities to create value for customers by analysing insights and customer trends, while looking for research, test and explore state of the art concepts for sensor fusion, defect characterisation and data analysis, as well as designing tools and processes for other teams to implement. 

DeGould is an exciting, multi-award-winning company, in the software and AI sector. The company develops and delivers innovative vision and damage detection systems to a range of blue-chip corporate clients (including Toyota, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Daimler and Bentley). As the company embarks on an exciting growth phase the company plans to expand the team, further develop existing products, and explore opportunities for new ones.  


Competitive salary and benefits including:

  • Flexible working hours (early / late start). 
  • 25 days holiday per annum (excluding bank holidays), +1 additional day for your Birthday.
  • Life assurance/death in service of 4 times basic salary. 
  • Company sick pay scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Pension contributions after 3 months service.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own the research roadmap, project manage live projects and prioritise work.  
  • Manage live grants, writing reports and coordinating review meetings. 
  • Own and keep up to date the competitor database, evaluating each entries strengths and weaknesses. 
  • Identify funding opportunities and support the writing of grants to secure funding.  
  • Work with the Product team to identify new opportunities to create value for customers. 
  • Design, build and test prototypes to evaluate each opportunity. 
  • Designing, setting up and running experiments, analysing and disseminating results. 
  • Support the development of state-of-the-art computer vision and sensing systems.
  • Design solutions for business problems, including preparing detailed technical specifications.
  • Research and test new sensing capabilities (e.g., 3D or wide spectrum imaging). 
  • Stay tuned to the forefront of technology research, analyse, and contribute to the research roadmap.
  • Work with the ML, Engineering and Operations team to develop products and analyse performance. 
  • Build tools and processes that the Operations team can use to commission the company‚Äôs products. 
  • Assist in the definition of team processes and strategies.

Essential Skills:

  • Degree in Engineering or the ability to demonstrate a similar skillset.
  • A skillset for exploring, analysing and evaluating new ideas and research opportunities. 
  • Able to disseminate results through report writing, presentations or other documentation. 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Willingness to learn, embrace uncertainty and try new things. 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.

Desirable Skills:

  • Understanding of the grant funding landscape, e.g. InnovateUK or H2020.
  • Strong knowledge of camera and imaging concepts such as focal length, focus, aperture, motion blur, ISO.
  • Familiarity with 3D sensing technologies such as stereo vision, LiDAR, depth sensing, image projection.
  • Knowledge of Python with a good knowledge of its ecosystem.
  • Ability to understand and write algorithms in C++.
  • Familiarity with Computer Vision Frameworks such as OpenCV, PCL, Open3D.


As an employee of DeGould Ltd, you are required to meet a number of common standards of behaviour, accountabilities and outcomes. In addition, and in relation to this role it is expected that the successful candidate will exhibit these behaviours:

  • Inquisitive – looks into data to identify insights and new opportunities. 
  • Analytical – capable of working through detail and uses data in decision making. 
  • Flexibility – thriving in a fast paced, changing and opportunity rich environment.
  • Collaborative – enthusiastically works with colleagues and customers alike.
  • Dependable – deliver on stakeholder commitments in a timely manner.

Please apply to with a cover letter and CV. No recruitment agents thank you. 

DeGould have embraced our partnership in the UK and have a continuous improvement ethos that reflects in their can-do approach and innovative solutions.

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