Working at Visage Technologies – an inside look

Visage Technologies team

You might’ve already seen some of us on our social media profiles or our blog, but you’re about to get an even better look at working at Visage Technologies. Whether you’re considering a career with us or just want to take a peek, now is your chance to find out more.

 

Quick facts about Visage Technologies

  • Visage Technologies was founded in 2002 in Linköping, Sweden, as a face animation company. Today, we develop face tracking, analysis and recognition technology and collaborate with a major automotive supplier on a complex R&D project.
  • We’ve been on Deloitte’s list of fastest-growing companies in Sweden and EMEA region since 2017.
  • There is currently 70 of us, including a substantial number of PhD researchers, and we’re growing fast.

 

Visage Technologies office
Enjoying a great view from every office

 

What we do

Visage Technologies is divided into two divisions – Face Technology Division (FTD) and Automotive Division (AD). Although we are the same company, the work we do is completely different.

Face Technology Division

FTD develops visage|SDK – face tracking, analysis and recognition technology. Our SDK has been licenced to more than 200 clients all over the world. It has been integrated into solutions from various industries – from simple face filters applications to a sophisticated biometric-based border control system.

We continuously work on improving our SDK and can proudly say that it remains one of the best in the world. We also handle custom development for clients, building algorithms and entire solutions from scratch. Some of our interesting custom development projects include Deutsche Telekom’s Messaging+ app, face tracking for YULU dolls and WOWHOW virtual makeup try-on.

“After a few years of working on a specific product (visage|SDK), you start to care about it much more than you would in a job where you are constantly switching projects. It is also nice to be included in different stages of product development (from basic algorithms to pitching product to customers).”

Martina, Software Engineer

Automotive Division

Automotive Division was formed exclusively for a collaboration on a major R&D project in the field of advanced driver-assistance systems and autonomous driving. Here we build computer vision algorithms for ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance System).

The focus of our work is on detecting and tracking objects visible from the vehicle’s forward-looking cameras. The goal is to detect and classify objects such as traffic signs, other vehicles, pedestrians, etc. along with their position, distance, speed and other parametres. This helps facilitate various functionalities such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and many others.

“Everything is exciting when you work on a product that is going to be distributed across the world and help save lives. Also, this is one of the rare Research and Development jobs where you actually perform some research, knowing that your software will really be used in industry.”

Mate, R&D Engineer

 

What makes Visage Technologies a great place to work

 

Continuous professional development

We believe that continuous education is the key to success. For that reason, we have a yearly budget meant for education and scientific conferences. This year alone, we’ve attended more than 20 conferences and summer schools. Highlights from all those events are shared with all colleagues, allowing everyone to stay in the loop with the latest trends.

Our company library is another source of knowledge that is always close at hand. The library contains a range of books and subscription to relevant periodicals and is constantly updated.

“My favorite things about my job are incorporating top notch technologies and working in a competent environment that requests competency from you and provides a good amount of knowledge in return.”

Nikola, R&D Engineer

Visage Technologies careers

 

Positive work atmosphere

We try to maintain a productive yet relaxed work environment. It all starts with a good work-life balance. We can count on flexible working schedule, free weekends and no irrational and unrealistic start-up hype.

There is also a set of values we try to go by at work:

  • We are excellent at what we do.
  • We work hard yet try to make it fun and avoid too much stress.
  • We are not afraid to make mistakes; when we do, we discuss them, learn and avoid repeating.
  • We are open, do not like secrets and office politics.
  • We go out of our way to help colleagues and clients.

Applying these values in our daily work and relationships helps us create a good work atmosphere.

“I’m proud that I am a part of a highly functioning and responsible team, with a great team culture.”

Mate, R&D Engineer

Internal initiatives and perks

We take pride in working hard but it’s also important to relax from time to time. Our office has a convertible billiards/table tennis table, a piano and even a pull-up bar. Fresh fruit and a range of hot beverages are also always at hand.

We love to organize team building activities on both team and company level. The largest is the yearly Visage Technologies Workshop. It’s a 3-day team building that includes some company presentations, lots of indoor and outdoor activities, and great food and drinks. Of course, there is also the traditional company barbecue that takes place each July.

Lots of us are into sports, too, which is strongly encouraged by the company. We have a basketball team which competes in the business basketball league. Tennis lovers can join the table tennis team that competes in amateur table tennis league or simply enjoy the tennis court available exclusively for our team members. We also participate in running events such as B2Run or Wings for Life World Run.

Sports at Visage Technologies

We also have a Do-Good Group that manages all philanthropic activities of Visage Technologies. Everyone is welcome to propose causes which they are passionate about.

“My favorite thing about my job is a very pleasant working atmosphere and colleagues.”

Emil, Senior Software Engineer

Join us in making a difference

We are always on the lookout for individuals ready to challenge themselves and grow with us. If you think you’d be a good fit, it’s time to check out our vacancies and hit the Apply button.

If you still need a little push, we’ll let poetry do the work:

“For a job, you are looking?
Come here, where the code is cooking.
While the code is still hot,
you can get experience. A lot.
Do you like to be put to the test?
Come here, we’ll take care of the rest.”

Nikola, R&D Engineer