Staff Graphics Research Scientist

Job Description

We are looking for Research and Development Engineer who are passionate about innovative use of the latest graphics, rendering and animation technologies in the healthcare space.  He/she should deeply care 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 Staff Research and Development Engineer you will be part of the Digital Technology and Innovation Center, the central hub for R&D in artificial intelligence and digital innovation of Siemens Healthineers. Our global footprint extends to USA (Princeton, NJ), China, India, and various countries within Europe. Our highly skilled AI experts specialize in using large data collections and powerful supercomputing infrastructure to build artificial intelligence solutions in close collaboration with government agencies, universities, and healthcare providers worldwide. You will have the opportunity to test your knowledge in a challenging problem-solving environment. You will be encouraged to think out-of-the-box, innovate and find solutions to real-life problems. Our team has a strong publication record in leading journals and conferences.

What are my responsibilities?

  • 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 web/desktop/cloud, 3D/4D/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 job?

  • Masters or 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, Machine Learning in Computer Graphics, Image Synthesis, 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, Vulkan, 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, WebGPU, or data visualization web packages a big plus
  • Ability to develop graphical mobile applications with SwiftUI/ Swift on iOS / Java on Android a big plus.
  • Proficient in web application development using Typescript / 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 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

Siemens Healthineers has recently announced the next steps in our continued commitment to prioritize colleague health, comply with customer/business partner requirements, and help preserve our business continuity.  Going forward, please be aware that Siemens Healthineers requires full vaccination for COVID-19 for our U.S. employees, contractors, and business partners, where local conditions allow, who:


1) Are customer-facing (e.g., those required to visit a customer/business partner site or interact in-person with customers at any conference or meeting) OR

2) Come on-site, whether regularly or occasionally, at any Siemens Healthineers location.


(Note: Accommodations may be requested for certain medical or religious reasons)


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.


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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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