Careers

Tascent envisions, designs, and delivers groundbreaking products and identity solutions that positively impact the world around us.

We are looking for creative, hard-working individuals who want to work with a team committed to building the “next great things” in biometrics. Our open roles are listed to the right: if you’d like to discuss any of them with us, please get in touch.

Product Manager - Access Control (USA)

Tascent is expanding our team to include a dedicated Product Manager for our Access Control line. The Product Manager will play the crucial role of driving Tascent’s biometric Access Control product strategy in pursuit of optimal product/market fit, and ensuring successful delivery of outstanding, category-leading products.  As a key conduit between external and internal groups, this individual will be uniquely positioned to provide product vision and articulate technical requirements to internal organizations while communicating and advocating product functions, features, and benefits to the sales force and customer base.

The Product Manager will help to craft and communicate an ongoing, long-term product roadmap aligned with corporate objectives, business development activities, and technology trends.  Additionally, the Product Manager will work hand-in-hand with R&D and Engineering to help determine feature tradeoffs based on customer requirements, market opportunities, development resources and program schedules. This individual will have a keen sense of the successful interplay between hardware devices and software applications and services, and will have responsibility spanning hardware and software paradigms.

This position is a great opportunity to drive innovation and disruption into the Access Control space; no prior experience of biometric technologies is required, but a deep understanding of the Access Control ecosystem is critical, as is an aptitude for technology, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn.

Successful candidates will have an energetic, results-driven approach, and the ability to communicate effectively with partners and end-customers on both business and technical levels. We are open to applications from anywhere within the US – remote interaction will be the norm, and frequent travel can also be expected.

The Product Manager’s responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a clear product strategy including product goals, features/functions, market positioning, pricing, and financial performance objectives.
  • Produce and maintain comprehensive marketing requirements documents (MRDs), technical product documentation (PRDs), and marketing outreach materials.
  • Develop and execute product launch plans, addressing marketing communications, promotions, demos, internal training, interface with strategic partners and distributors, product certifications, and positioning for new products and major release.
  • Work hand-in-hand with hardware and software engineering teams to ensure successful product development execution in line with defined requirements.
  • Participate with marketing communications in outbound marketing of the products, including trade press, advertising, tradeshows, customer presentations, and collateral materials.
  • Represent the company at trade shows and selected marketing events, and provide on-site support for trial deployments and strategic installations.
  • Collaborate with services support staff to escalate unresolved product issues and work with customers and internal team to resolution.
  • Capture, evaluate, and disseminate competitive market information.

Qualifications

  • A passion to create, establish and maintain leading-edge products.
  • Proven experience in driving product strategy, design, and development, with a strong grasp of the product development lifecycle.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly and confidently present strategies to cross-functional teams, senior management and external partners.
  • Ability to work closely with technical teams to assess and communicate issues related to software, user interface design, human factors / usability engineering, industrial design, and mechanical engineering.
  • Resourceful and results-oriented, with ability to manage competing deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Strong organizational management skills, quantitative and analytical capabilities, and attention to detail.
  • Deep knowledge of the Access Control market space and technical ecosystem gained through at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in Product Management, with a focus on technical products.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

About Tascent:

Tascent harnesses the power of biometrics to enable frictionless experiences in a connected world.  Our focus is on creating intuitive hardware, software, and end-to-end solutions that streamline critical identity processes, while making the experiences more fulfilling.  Today, our biometric systems operate in some of the most challenging environments, serving tens of millions of people each year.

Software QA Engineer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Software QA Engineer works through the software testing process, from developer handoff through integration test, system test, and performance test, until handing off to the Customer QA team. In this role you will be responsible for supporting features development and product releases efforts, contributing to the development of Tascent’s most sophisticated biometric capabilities.

A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the Software QA Engineer will report to the Software Delivery Manager, working alongside other internal and external development and QA engineers.

Typical activities undertaken by the Software QA Engineer include:

  • Drive Software QA activities according to the plan and taking ownership of their successful completion.
  • Automated test development and maintenance according to the product specification and test plan.
  • Identify software quality risks, manage actively quality issues, propose remedial actions
  • Provide input on software QA best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of SQA process improvements.
  • Manage and build positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and delivery resources, both internal and external to Tascent.
  • Work closely with Tascent’s various Polish and HQ teams to support the effective delivery of Tascent’s products.

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of experience as a QA Engineer or similar position.
  • Good understanding of software QA methodologies and practices.
  • Experience with test case design, automation, and maintenance for software and hardware products.
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages e.g. Python, JavaScript, Kotlin.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages e.g. Java, C++
  • Experience with test case design, automation, and maintenance.
  • Experience with CI / CD (TeamCity, Jenkins) and version control systems (git)
  • Testing/automation experience under Win10 and Linux OSes
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A flexible approach, and ready adaptation to changing priorities.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Knowledge of biometrics technologies, industry, ISO standards for facial, iris, and/or fingerprint.
  • Experience with UML
  • Familiarity with database design and SQL query languages.
  • Experience with data aggregation and visualization tools.
  • Experience testing mobile products e.g. phone handsets.
  • Familiarity with optics and the physics of optical systems.

Embedded Software Developer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Embedded Software Developer contributes to the development of some of Tascent’s most sophisticated capabilities, including (but not limited to) the InSight line of high-performance face and iris acquisition products. A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the Embedded Software Developer reports to a local Team Lead, and works alongside other internal and external development and QA resources.

Typical activities undertaken by the Embedded Software Developer include:

  • Develop code that contributes to core Tascent products or bespoke customer solutions, both in collaboration with other developers, and independently.
  • Contribute to QA activities, at both unit/component and integration levels.
  • Craft high-quality documentation.
  • Provide expert input to assist with analysis of challenging software/hardware issues.
  • Identify software delivery risks and escalate them as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of co-workers, both internal and external to Tascent; help to build team morale.
  • Provide input on software delivery best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of delivery process improvements as requested.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in a software development role.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • Linux filesystem, Buildroot, custom OS toolchain
    • Docker
    • C++, C, Python
    • Video4Linux, Gstreamer.
  • Experience working in Agile delivery teams.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and a structured work approach.
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn and apply new technical concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in English.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Academic degree or professional background in computer science or a related discipline.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • JavaScript
    • Protocol buffers
    • Build system / TeamCity
    • ML Development tools (such as TensorFlow or PyTorch)
    • RESTful architecture and APIs, SOA and MySQL.
  • Experience with identity management and/or biometrics technologies.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and abroad (including to Tascent HQ in California, as needed).
  • Willingness to work outside regular Poland business hours, by mutual agreement and prior arrangement (due to the time difference between Wrocław and Tascent HQ in California).
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely.

AI Software Developer (Wrocław, Poland)

Tascent’s developer teams create and deliver cutting-edge biometric hardware devices, software applications and services, and end-to-end customer solutions.

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software Developer contributes to the development of Tascent’s newest, most innovative products. A key part of the Tascent Engineering team, the AI Software Developer reports to a local Team Lead, and works alongside other internal and external development and QA resources.

Typical activities undertaken by the AI Software Developer include:

  • Develop code that contributes to core Tascent products or bespoke customer solutions, both in collaboration with other developers, and independently.
  • Apply state-of-the-art deep learning techniques to produce high-performing inference models for specialized biometric camera/position sensor systems.
  • Contribute to QA activities, at both unit/component and integration levels.
  • Craft high-quality documentation.
  • Provide expert input to assist with analysis of challenging software issues.
  • Identify software delivery risks and escalate them as appropriate.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a range of co-workers, both internal and external to Tascent; help to build team morale.
  • Provide input on software delivery best practices and methodologies; assist with the implementation of delivery process improvements as requested.

Qualifications

  • At least three years of experience in a software development role.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN)
    • Deep Neural Networks (DNN)
    • Experience with AIA and inference model compression (e.g. tensorflow lite)
    • ML development tools (such as TensorFlow or PyTorch)
  • Experience working in Agile delivery teams.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, and a structured work approach.
  • Willingness and aptitude to quickly learn and apply new technical concepts.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a positive and collaborative approach to issue resolution.
  • A “can-do” attitude and positive outlook.
  • A willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, including proficiency in English.

Additional Qualifications a Plus

  • Academic degree or professional background in computer science or a related discipline.
  • Familiarity with data curation best-practices to build cost-effective databases.
  • A practical working knowledge of:
    • JavaScript
    • Protocol buffers
    • Build system / TeamCity
    • RESTful architecture and APIs, SOA and MySQL.
  • Experience with identity management and/or biometrics technologies.
  • Willingness to travel, domestically and abroad (including to Tascent HQ in California, as needed).
  • Willingness to work outside regular Poland business hours, by mutual agreement and prior arrangement (due to the time difference between Wrocław and Tascent HQ in California).
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely.

AI Engineer (Wroclaw, Poland)

Tascent’s engineering team is creating a new generation of low-power embedded biometric recognition hardware products. Currently, Tascent has openings for individuals adept in computer vision to develop a variety of algorithms designed to operate on low-power processing hardware. In addition, the role will also involve development and evaluation of uncompressed, higher-performing algorithms designed for embedded x86, ARM, and mobile platforms and non-embedded cloud platforms. The AI Engineer will report to our Lead AI Engineer, and will work closely with our product development team.

Key responsibilites

  • Work with the Tascent Engineering team to develop biometric detection, recognition, presentation attack detection, and other related algorithms on low-power devices.
  • Write requirements for validation and training datasets to minimize demographic, race-specific, and other biases.
  • Work with data engineers to characterize model outliers, generate performance status reports, and develop solutions to challenging AI problems.
  • Comply with the ethical and legal handling of PII, including consent management within relevant datasets.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (min) or ideally a MSc or PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or other technical degrees with an emphasis in ML/AI (or equivalent experience).
  • 2+ years developing vision-based AI models in a product development environment.
  • Familiarity with sources of bias in data collection and AI model development.
  • Demonstrated understanding of AI model compression techniques, and ideally hands-on experience preparing models for more than one AI accelerator hardware offering.
  • Applied understanding of GANs.
  • Knowledge of python + keras/tensorflow (alternatively pytorch or MATLAB/R).
  • Experience with models targeted for edge devices / CPU.
  • Experience with any MLOps platform (i.e. weights and biases).
  • General knowledge of best practices pertaining to product-level software development.

Mechanical Engineer (Los Gatos, CA, USA)

Individual contributor with broad engineering experience capable of owning a wide base of tasks. Integrate with a small local team developing and sustaining optomechanical biometric products. Tasks include prototyping, device evaluation and assembly, debugging, DFM, MWI, DVT, system testing, compliance and regulatory testing. The candidate should be comfortable in a dynamic environment, while working within a small cross-disciplinary team (mechanical, hardware, software, test, supply chain).  Reports to the VP Engineering.

Requirements:

  • Eng degree or equivalent experience level
  • Effective verbal and written communications
  • Working with suppliers and vendors
  • CAD (Solidworks)
  • Experience with mechanical design and drawings
  • Familiar with basic optical sensor and lens systems

Not required, but nice-to-have:

  • Familiarity with Arena PLM or similar
  • Experience with configuration management

About Tascent:

Tascent harnesses the power of biometrics to enable frictionless experiences in a connected world.  Our focus is on creating intuitive hardware, software, and end-to-end solutions that streamline critical identity processes, while making the experiences more fulfilling.  Today, our biometric systems operate in some of the most challenging environments, serving tens of millions of people each year.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Tascent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or sexuality, creed, religion, colour, national origin, military history, disability, genetic history, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

 

Tascent participates in E-Verify.

Tascent, Inc.

475 Alberto Way, Suite 200
Los Gatos, CA 95032
USA
+1 (408) 335-4700
info@tascent.com

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