Graphics and Animation R&D Scientist – Healthcare AI and Data Visualization

Job Description

Now’s our time to inspire the future of healthcare together.

Siemens Healthineers is a leading global medical technology company with over 170 years of experience and 18,000 patents. More than 48,000 dedicated colleagues in over 70 countries are driven to shape the future of healthcare. We stand with our customers around the world to support them in delivering high quality care to their patients. An estimated 5 million patients across the globe benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services. This is what truly matters to us.

We are looking for research and development scientist who are passionate about innovative use of the latest graphics, rendering and animation technologies in the healthcare space.  He/she should deeply cares about the impact and usability of the application and overall system to the end users, and is attentive to details when it comes to application and system design, performance and code quality.


As a Graphics and Animation R&D Scientist you will be responsible for:

  • Perform innovative translational research and development in advanced graphics, animation and visualization solutions
  • Design, implement and test rendering and animation engines on real world data, translating grounded theory into practical solutions.
  • Design and development desktop, web, AR/VR visualization applications and components
  • Benchmark, optimize and refine implementation into high performance solutions
  • Test, benchmark and validate implementation against specifications
  • Analyze and present technical recommendations and results
  • Liaise with internal customers and external collaborators


What skills are needed to qualify for this role?

  • PhD in Computer Graphics or equivalent relevant discipline required.  Masters level with relevant background or experience also acceptable.
  • Deep knowledge in latest rendering and animation techniques such as Real-Time Ray Tracing, Deep Learning in Computer Graphics, Physics-Based Animation, and Lighting Design
  • Proven track record in hands-on development of rendering or game engine implementation in common graphics programming languages, e.g. OpenGL, GLSL, DirectX, CUDA, and C++ on Windows, Linux.
  • Proven knowledge in inner workings of Nvidia/AMD/Intel GPU architecture and pipelines
  • Proven ability to create advanced graphics and visualization content using systems such as Unreal, Unity, iClone, Maya, Adobe Creative cloud etc., including programming own shaders and plugins.
  • Proficient in graphics programming in a web environment using WebGL, SVG, and data visualization web packages a big plus
  • Ability to develop graphical mobile applications with Objective-C on iOS / Java on Android a big plus.
  • Proficient in web application development using Javascript, HTML/CSS; Web components/Polymer, and frameworks such as Angular.js, Vue.js, or React.js a plus
  • Proficient in daily use of git or TFS code repository, change management systems, artifactory, deployment pipelines such as those available in AzureDevOps, GitLab or Github. 
  • Deeply cares about best software engineering practices and code quality, including adhering to sprint plans, good coding conventions and tooling, clean interfaces, test coverage, performance benchmarking, and performance optimizations and software security
  • Ability to quickly prototype components to confirm design trade-offs and subsequently translate to robust specifications and product quality components
  • Outstanding collaboration, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills in English a must.
  • Entrepreneurial approach who is willing to accept challenges and responsibilities.
  • Successful candidate must be able to work with controlled technology in accordance with US Export Control Law. US Export Control laws and applicable regulations govern the distribution of strategically important technology, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign countries. Siemens may require candidates under consideration for employment opportunities to submit information regarding citizenship status to allow the organization to comply with specific US Export Control laws and regulations. Additional information on the US Export Control laws & regulations can be found on



At Siemens Healthineers, we value those who dedicate their energy and passion to a greater cause. Our people make us unique as an employer in the med-tech industry. What unites and motivates our global team is the inspiration of our common purpose:  To innovate for healthcare, building on our remarkable legacy of pioneering ideas that translate into even better healthcare products and services. We recognize that taking ownership of our work allows both us and the company to grow. We offer you a flexible and dynamic environment and the space to move beyond your comfort zone to grow both personally and professionally.


If you want to join us in transforming the way healthcare is delivered, visit our career site at


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As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities.



Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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