Recruitment process at Visage Technologies: How we hire

Visage Technologies team

We believe that, in order to build the best products, we need to build the best teams. That is why we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We look for people who care about constant learning, value their colleagues, and enjoy making an impact using their knowledge and skills.

Our recruitment process is designed to give fair treatment to all candidates, efficiently use both candidates’ and recruiters’ time and, eventually, enable suitable candidates to join the Visage Technologies team. Here’s what our recruitment process looks like – from applying to getting an offer.

Before you apply…

To get a job where you can put your knowledge to good use and develop your career in the desired direction, you need to find a company that’s truly a great match for you.

That is why, at Visage Technologies, we try to be as transparent as possible. You can check out our latest projects on our blog, read more about us, or visit our pages on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. This should give you a good picture of our company, team members and culture. 

Of course, you’re still likely to have many questions. Let us answer the most common ones right away.

  • How much experience do I need to get the job?

This depends on the job position. Naturally, previous experience in the field is a big plus but it’s not necessarily a must for junior positions. You can get a good picture of what we’re looking for by reading the job description carefully. If you can tie our requirements to your interests or experience, we encourage you to give it a try.

  • Which benefits do you offer?

We offer quite a few benefits. Our goal is to create a pleasant, productive working environment every team member can thrive in.

Our team members get to work on real-life projects. For example, the software developed by our Automotive Division directly affects the development of autonomous vehicles and can already be found in top-class automobiles.

Since we work with state-of-the-art technologies, we encourage continuous education. You get to travel to conferences worldwide, participate in summer schools, take relevant courses, and enjoy a range of books and magazines available in our company library.

We strongly believe in work-life balance. Our tasks are well-organized and road-map planned in advance, so you always know where you stand in terms of deadlines and expectations. Flexible working hours allow you to organize your time well and avoid stress. Nobody is expected to routinely read email, respond to phone calls or work during their vacation, weekends, and time off in general.

Being healthy is one of our priorities as well. Each year, you can expect a thorough health checkup. Your Multisport card gives you access to some of the best sport facilities around. We also regularly take part in various running events (such as B2B Run or Wings for Life World Run), compete in the business basketball leagues, go cycling, and more.

You might’ve guessed by now that team spirit is very important to us. You can get a glimpse of our team building events by checking out the video from our traditional yearly barbecue or by watching some of the great moments from our 4-day workshop in Slovenia. Finally, each team has a budget they can spend on an activity of their choice. Rafting, paintball, a fancy dinner, or something entirely different – the choice is up to you and your team.

Finally, we try to make our workplace as pleasant as possible. Each team has their own cozy, well-equipped office with a great view. There is always free coffee, tea, hot chocolate and fresh fruit available in our kitchen. If you need a short break, you can head over to Fika, our lounge room, where we have a billiards table, table tennis, a pull-up bar… even an electric piano. This helps us take our mind off work for a while and come back to it refreshed.

Other benefits include gifts for newborn children, employee stock option program, and more.

  • What would I be working on?

Everything we do revolves around computer vision and machine learning. Depending on the job position and department you’re interested in, the technologies and projects may vary.

In our Face Technology Division, we develop visage|SDK – face tracking, analysis and recognition technology. Our technology has been integrated into solutions from various industries – from simple face filters applications to a sophisticated biometric-based border control system. You can read some of the case studies here.

Our Automotive Division exclusively collaborates with Veoneer, a major system supplier for advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous driving. The focus of our work is on detecting and tracking objects visible from the vehicle’s forward-looking cameras. This helps facilitate functionalities such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and more. In other words, we help create trust in mobility by enabling the vehicles to “see” what is happening in traffic and bring the driver safely to their destination.

  • Are there any options for student employment?

We offer student packages to students who are currently in their final year of university studies at the Masters level. It’s a great way to gain additional knowledge and experience prior to employment. Students interested in a student package should apply for one of our open job positions and successfully pass our interview process first.

  • I have more questions.

Hopefully, we’ve answered most of your questions and you’re ready to move on to the next step. If you need more information on what it’s like working with us, check out this article written from the perspective of our R&D engineer. Of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask more questions once you get in contact with us.

Visage Technologies office

Step 1: Tell us about yourself

Our open positions can be found on our Careers page. Each position comes with a job description – read it carefully to see if it’s the right match for you.

Once you’ve found a position you’re interested in, you’ll be asked to attach your CV and a cover letter. This is your chance to present yourself as the best person for the job. In other words, highlight everything that might work to your advantage; match your skills and interests to the position you’re interested in and emphasize any relevant skills, experience or research.

For example, if you’re a recent university graduate, include school-related projects or coursework that demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge. If you’ve had a leadership role, tell us about the size of your team and the relationships you’ve built.

Keep your CV short and focus on the accomplishments and qualifications that are most relevant for the desired job position. Likewise, your cover letter doesn’t have to be long, but it should give us a clear picture of who you are. It should tell us why you’d like to work with us and why we should want to work with you.

We carefully review each application, examining the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position they’ve applied for. Then, depending on the job position, we send them a specialized assignment to all suitable candidates, which brings us to the next step.

 

Step 2: Show us what you can do

Each role at our company requires specific skills, so you will be asked to take a test. You will have a reasonable deadline and recommended resources at your disposal.

The assignment is related to the work you’d be doing if you are hired. For example, for a sales position, it might be to create a pitch or evaluate specific sales opportunities. For engineers, it’s usually a task related to computer vision and machine learning.

The assignment gives you a better idea of what you can expect from the interview and your potential job. It also gives us a better feel for your skills, approach, and way of working. If your solution meets our expectations, we’ll ask you to join us for a live interview.

 

Step 3: Get to know us better

At this stage, we’d like to get to know you better and give you a chance to ask us everything you want to know face-to-face.

We’ll tell you more about the company and ask you to tell us more about yourself, your previous experience and the projects you’ve worked on. We are interested in you both as a person and a professional. This helps us match you with the right role and a team you can truly thrive in.

For an engineering hire, an important part of the interview is a technical test. It covers research capabilities, understanding concepts and practices of machine learning, and software engineering capabilities. The technical test plays a crucial role in our hiring decision.

At the end of the interview, we discuss any practical issues and next steps. It’s important to be yourself and prepare your own questions. Choosing your new job is a big step, so we like this interview to be a dialogue.

 

Step 4: Make the decision

After all the interviews, we organize a meeting where everyone who’s been involved with the process can share their thoughts. Once we agree on a candidate, we prepare an offer which suits the candidate’s role and experience.

As the last step before making a job offer, we usually invite the candidate to meet the team they will be working with. At this meeting, the team leader and/or the team members provide further information about any practical aspects of work. The goal is to ensure that the candidate correctly understands the scope and nature of the job, and that both the candidate and the team get the feeling of how they could fit together.

If everything goes well, it’s time for the best part – sending you the offer! We’re making a decision, but we know that so are you. Here are some more reasons to join us, just in case you’re still asking yourself if Visage Technologies is the right company for you.

If you decide to join us, we’ll make sure you get all the information and resources you need to get started easily. You will become a part of a great team of professionals and colleagues who will have your back every step of the way.

 

Time to get in touch!

We are always on the lookout for amazing individuals who want to join us in building smart solutions powered by computer vision. Hopefully, this article gave you a better idea of what to expect when applying for a job at Visage Technologies. Now all that is left is for you to check out our open positions and get started. We can’t wait to meet you!