Computer Vision & Signal Processing Engineering Manager
Springfield, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Computer Vision & Signal Processing Engineering Manager

No Clearance Requirement

Rail Technologies





Job Description

ENSCO Inc., located in Springfield Virginia, is looking for a leader with a strong background in computer vision and signal processing to join our product engineering team in the ATE Division. ENSCO is the railroad industry's source for state-of-the-art track inspection systems, track inspection services, rail vehicle evaluation testing, rail asset management, and rail security and safety. An engineering leader with experience leading a highly capable team to innovate and apply modern state of the art techniques to provide practical solutions to real world challenges is the ideal candidate to join our team.

ENSCO brings together decades of experience and the latest technologies, including laser scanners, real-time signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, GPS/inertial navigation, wireless communication, and Web data management to solve the needs of the railroad community for accurate inspection of their infrastructure. If you join, you would be leading and working with a talented team within ENSCO to develop and implement a line of track inspection products that measure and monitor track conditions in real time from moving rail vehicles to improve railroad safety. ENSCO provides great benefits and is a winner of the 2019 CARE awards for being leaders in community involvement and impact, health and wellness benefits, work-life programs/policies, and development/education programs.

Key customers include the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. commercial railroads, transit systems, international railroads and transit agencies, and government agencies abroad.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the Machine Vision and Signal Processing group to design and deliver high performance, world class technical solutions.
  • Lead innovation into new computer vision, machine learning, AI, and signal processing techniques and ensure the group stays on the forefront of technology.
  • Lead development of solutions for incorporating sensors into new inspection technologies.
  • Collaborate with talented staff in the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Service, and Business Development groups on an array of functions including R&D, product design, business proposals, project implementation and post-delivery support.
  • Ensure the Machine Vision and Signal Processing group designs are well documented, modular, and utilize standard components where feasible and that the group's work is completed on time and within budget with minimal errors.
  • Author technical documents and presentations. Present this information at all levels of the organization, internally at ENSCO and to our customers.

Qualifications Required (Skills)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • 7 years' relevant work experience.
  • Experience applying current methods (DNN, Kalman filtering, FIR, IIR, etc.) to solve engineering problems.
  • Strong understanding of signal processing techniques.
  • Strong understanding of computer vision techniques.
  • Strong understanding of machine learning techniques.
  • Experience developing software applications for large scale computation.
  • Experience with algorithm prototyping and system modeling with C++, MATLAB, Python, or other software.
  • Experience performing research, design, and analysis functions.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Ability to climb a ladder 15 feet high to gain access to railway cars.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10% of the time.
Wearing safety equipment (hardhat, steel-toe boots, protective vest, and protective eyeglasses) when working on railroad properties is also a requirement. ENSCO will provide all necessary safety equipment.

Qualifications Desired

  • Master's or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.
  • 3 years' experience managing other people.
  • Experience developing machine vision or signal processing algorithms and software for railway or transportation related inspection applications.
  • Experience in digital signal processing and filter design.
  • Experience with image processing, object segmentation, feature extraction, and machine learning.
  • Solid knowledge of computer vision techniques.
  • Competent knowledge and experience in applying and utilizing open source libraries and tools.
  • Competent knowledge and experience in distributed and scalable software design and development.
  • Experience with vision algorithm development and implementation on a GPU.


Req ID


Internal Position Title

Staff Engineer

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

U.S. Citizenship


Background Check Type

7 year

Drug Screen Type


Export Control and Licensing

This position may involve access to technology or technical data that is controlled under U.S. export control laws and regulations and the release of which to a foreign national may require an export license from the U.S. Government.

Contract Award Contingency



Deborah Morse

Benefit Highlights

* Annual education tuition reimbursement
* 401(k) Plan with 2.5% dollar-for-dollar company match in first year of employment, and up to 6% company match thereafter
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Spending Accounts - FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and HSA
* Leave available for holidays, bereavement, jury duty, military service, family medical leave, and as required by State law
* Paid Time Off
* 100% Company paid Employee Assistance Program and life, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, business travel accident, and professional liability insurance (employee only)
* Other voluntary programs, including supplemental life, auto and home insurance, and legal program
* Computer purchase discount
* Recognition and reward programs
* Patent awards
* Technical paper awards for presentations and publications
* Recruitment awards
* Length of service awards
* Community service recognition

Division Description

ENSCO's ATE Division is recognized globally as a leading provider of railway infrastructure inspection technology. Our products and services are provided to governments and railways in more than 12 countries on five continents. ENSCO work helps prevent train derailments and has a significant impact on the protection of human life, the environment and the economy.

Our team of more than 145 staff supports leading-edge technology projects in many exciting areas:

  • Sensor systems integration: inertial, positioning (GPS/RFID), laser scanners, imaging (line scan, area scan, thermal), ultrasonic, ground penetrating radar, LIDAR
  • Autonomous deployment of sensors, positioning systems and wireless communications on active rail cars to inspect railways
  • Machine vision algorithm development to detect conditions traditionally inspected by humans
  • Enterprise web-based data management systems to display, report and conduct big data analytics

ENSCO's ATE Division is an exciting place to work and grow with many key benefits for technical staff, including:

  • "Innovation Fridays:" Staff is given time to create and experiment with new processes, best practices, and technologies in their field.
  • Involvement in all levels of the design and development process: Significant experience is gained that is not always available at larger companies that typically reserve serious engineering tasks for more seasoned staff.
  • Direct exposure to customer management, financial management and business development.

Working in ENSCO's Rail Division provides a means to acquire a wide range of practical skills and experience in a short period of time, work on exciting and ground-breaking technology projects that impact transportation safety and offers domestic and international travel opportunities if desired.

ENSCO provides a stimulating, collaborative, multi-discipline environment with coworkers from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds working together to make the world a safer place. Come join a stable and growing company and experience the reward of seeing the results of your work make a real impact on solving some of the world's most challenging problems.

Strength in Diversity

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under state or local law.

Computer Vision & Signal Processing Engineering Manager | ENSCO, Inc.

ENSCO, Inc. and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiaries are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers, committed to diversity in the workplace. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against with regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), marital status, genetic information, protected medical or family care leaves (requesting or approved for leave under federal or state law), retaliation for reporting patient abuse in tax supported institutions, physical or mental disability or medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), military or protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, political affiliation, reproductive health decision’s, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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