Computer Vision, Research Scientist, Vision AI Platform



Software Engineering, Data Science
Tokyo, Japan
Posted on Sunday, April 30, 2023
Woven by Toyota is building mobility for a safer, happier and more sustainable world. A subsidiary of Toyota, Woven by Toyota develops and invests in new technologies, software, and business models that transform how we live, work and move. With a focus on software-defined vehicles, automated driving, data-driven intelligence, security, mobility services, embedded platforms, AI, and more, we build on Toyota's legacy of trust and safety to deliver mobility solutions for all.
For nearly a century, Toyota has been delivering products and services that improve lives. Its earliest offerings, which automated the simple manual task of weaving, have evolved into the safe, reliable, connected automobiles we enjoy and depend on today. Woven by Toyota is an integral part of Toyota’s vision for the next 100 years—a world where mobility is easier, safer and more enjoyable for more people.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship and operational excellence. These complementary strengths enable us to develop and deliver cutting-edge technology at scale—optimizing for safety, advancing clean energy and elevating well-being. We envision a human-centered future where world-class technology solutions expand global access to mobility, amplify the capabilities of drivers, and empower humanity to thrive.
The R & D team in Woven City Management is developing innovative products and services using technologies developed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
Our missions:
1. Develop services and products for Woven City
2. Expand capabilities through long-term R&D
Toyota Motor Corporation has been involved in a variety of technological development such as robotics and energy technologies, as well as automobile technologies. Toyota is already particularly strong in hardware and we will create additional value by developing new software on top of it.
As a first-party developer, we will not only develop innovative services essential to the city, but also a foundation upon which third-party partners can participate. Not only are we developing applications but also more core basic software and capabilities.
Our team consists of many mid-career members and members with international work experience. We strive to be open-minded as we cultivate a new culture. We work closely with Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Research Institute in North America, and Toyota Motor Europe to develop technologies and products. Our team consists of many members who are from foreign countries. We provide a global work environment.
We are seeking talented persons to join us to take on new challenges in creating new products and services.
For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/
We are seeking highly self-motivated engineers with expertise in machine learning and computer vision to join our Tokyo-based team for building next-generation technology for building next generation technology in video analysis products used in the city, e.g. New tools and systems for surveillance; or human-centric service with video perception about human identification, scene understanding, and human activities recognition; Real2sim environment building and relevant visualization UI for the identified results.


  • Design novel computer vision algorithm for our applications
  • Develop machine learning models for video stream analysis pipeline.
  • System design considering scalability (the number of cameras and digital contents)
  • Model deployment and evaluation


  • Master's degree in computer science, machine learning, or other related area or equivalent practical experience
  • Knowledge of major ML frameworks such as Pytorch, Tensorflow, etc.
  • Knowledge of computer vision algorithm,
  • 5+ years of experience in software development in Python/C++ on Linux
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English


  • Ph.D. degree in computer science, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in implementing algorithms for video understanding such as 2D perception (human ReID, pose estimation, action/scene recognition), 3D perception, video/image retrieval or related fields.
  • Experience in unsupervised, weakly supervised, active learning, and collaborative learning data pipeline
  • Experience in processing large-scale datasets, and model acceleration.
  • Experience in graph neural network, and graph data processing.
  • Records of publications at major AI conferences (CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, ICML, NeurIPS, and others)
  • Experience with modern development tools and cloud-based environments (GIT, Docker, Kubeflow, AWS, etc)
If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
・Competitive Salary - Based on skills and experience
・Work Hours - Flexible working time with NO core-hours
・Paid Holiday - 20 days per year (prorated)
・Sick Leave - 6 days per year (prorated)
・Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by the company
・Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)
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Our Commitment
・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
・We pledge that any information we receive from candidates will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.