Computer Vision Engineer

Full-Time Position


LUMICKS is looking for a passionate computer vision engineer. Together with our software and R&D teams, you will be responsible for the development of our z-Movi image processing pipelines. Currently, our stack consists of Modern C++ (11,14 and 17), Python 3, and OpenCV.

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What are my tasks & responsibilities?

  • Working with our R&D team to develop new and innovative image analysis methods for our microscopy platform across a range of applications including cell-tracking, feature recognition, and automated quality checking, using either classic methods or machine learning.
  • Working together with our scientists to acquire test and training data.
  • Developing methods for testing new and existing image analysis features.
  • Improving the performance of our imaging system, potentially including new architectures/accelerators such as GPUs.

What about my skills & competencies?

  • You graduated with a BSc or MSc degree in computer science, computer vision, or a related discipline; or can show equivalent experience
  • You can show experience developing imaging processing pipelines.
  • You have experience developing in modern C++ (11 onwards).
  • Python experience is a benefit.
  • Experience in working with GPUs or other accelerators is a plus.
  • You enjoy working in a small and agile team and are passionate about technology.
  • You want to make an excellent product, like to work in a dynamic environment and have the right getting-things-done mentality to meet occasional demanding deadlines.
  • You have excellent communication skills.


LUMICKS is a quickly growing academic spin-off from a research group at VU University Amsterdam. We care deeply about providing our users with easy-to-use and reliable software that actively supports Open Data and Reproducible Science.

Our technologies: LUMICKS brings novel tools for single-molecule biophysics and cell avidity to market, enabling scientific researchers across biology and medicine to unlock new types of experiments. Our leading instrument, the C-Trap®, can be used to “catch” single molecules and expose them to precise mechanical forces. You can, simultaneously, visualize the molecule and the manipulation process with correlated, highly sensitive fluorescence microscopy. Our customers use it to study DNA replication or molecular “engines” processing the scaffolding structures of a human cell. LUMICKS’ systems are currently in use in opinion-leading labs across the globe, including Stanford, Johns Hopkins University, Tsinghua University, NIH, Max Planck Institute, TU Delft, and Imperial College London.

We also provide the z-Movi®, the only instrument that can directly measure the overall binding strengths between cells, known as cell avidity. This new technology, which uses acoustic waves to separate cells, improves the investigation of previously unexplored avenues in basic and translational research. It offers a crucial parameter that highlights key immunotherapeutic properties, e.g., antigen presentation, antibody binding, vaccination, immunological synapses, and cell adhesion.

Why Join?

Autonomy, ownership & responsibility

Growth opportunities

Flat organization & open culture