Fullstack C++ Engineer  (G42-COGNA) [FS103564]

Group 42 (COGNA)

About G42

Group 42 is on a mission to build the largest cloud in the UAE and to offer artificial intelligence capabilities. Group 42 is the holding company that houses several companies focused on different domains including healthcare, finance, oil and gas etc.

Cogna

Cogna is a medical artificial intelligence, big data and cloud solution provider that has established itself as a trusted partner to the Government of the UAE, as well as with multiple commercial engagements and strategic partnerships across the region with large hospital providers. They strive to meet their key strategic objectives using artificial intelligence in medical imaging, research and development and clinical care management.  The two pillars of Cogna include medical imaging and clinical decision support.

Mission

Enhancing and improving the quality of human life, enabling business success within the healthcare industry by resolving complex challenges through artificial intelligence.

Company Overview

  • Access to a faculty of 100+ leading scientists, academics, researchers and visionaries from the world’s top universities, firms and research labs
  • State of the art NVIDIA GPU computing farm comprising of hundreds of DGX machines
  • Delivering AI solutions for healthcare for imaging, voice transcription, computer vision, virtual health assistant
  • Existing infrastructural capability supporting bandwidths of 260 Petabytes
  • Strong data management, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence research and development function
  • Strategic partner with the global infrastructure providers
  • Trusted partner to regional governments in enabling AI capabilities across key domains
  • High performance AI innovation lab in Abu Dhabi
  • Joint lab programs with the University of Edinburgh, University of Amsterdam, Tsing Hua University, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China and Chinese University of Hong Kong

Perks/ Benefits/ Attractions

  • Highly competitive Tax-Free Salary
  • Medical
  • One of the best research institutes globally
  • Highly stable, government funded

Highlights

  • Access to a faculty of 100+ leading scientists, academics, researchers and visionaries from the world’s Top Universities, Firms and Research Labs
  • State of the art NVIDIA GPU computing farm comprising of 100s of DGX machines
  • Delivering AI solutions for healthcare for Imaging, Voice transcription, Computer Vision, Virtual Health Assistant
  • Existing infrastructural capability supporting bandwidths of 260 Petabytes
  • Strong Data Management, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Research & Development function.
  • Strategic partner with the global infrastructure providers
  • Trusted partner to regional governments in enabling AI capabilities across key domains
  • High performance AI Innovation Lab in Abu Dhabi

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Review and analyze structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sources for quality, completeness and business value
  • Design, architect, implement and test rapid prototypes that demonstrate value of the data and present them to diverse audiences
  • Participate in early state design and feature definition activities
  • Help to prove concepts, evaluate innovative technologies and contribute ideas to create actionable implementations
  • Use open source or readily available technology to generate visualizations from new data sources
  • Collaborate with team members across multiple engineering teams to support the integration of proven prototypes into core intelligence products
  • Develop medical image analysis programs using C++ and relevant libraries including STL, ITK, and VTK.

Required Skills

On a scale of Basic/Intermediate/Advanced, candidates are expected to have intermediate to advanced knowledge of:

  1. C++ development experience, including very good understanding of OOP features in C++, templates etc
  2. Understanding of algorithms and data structures, including experience with STL
  3. Experience with developing medical image visualization tools using VTK
  4. Experience with image transformations and 3d geometry relevant for medical imaging.
  5. Experience with medical imaging data formats (DICOM, NIFTI, NRRD) and modalities (MRI, CT etc)
  6. Understanding of probability, statistics, linear algebra, and calculus

Skills below are a plus

  1. Experience with unit testing
  2. Understanding of design patterns for software development
  3. Experience with developing QT applications
  4. Experience with Machine Learning
  5. Experience with parallel programming – CPU or GPU
  6. Familiarity with modern C++ features and standards

Relocation

Will candidates have visa support from the employer?
Yes
What documents required to get work permit visa?
Passport and A visa, which the company would arrange.
Highest diploma would be attested. This would be paid for by the company.
Relocation package?
The candidate would be flown in, get 21 days in a hotel. They would then have to arrange for accommodation. The candidate would get an annual ticket home. Relocation allowance is 10,000 AED. Housing allowance is included in the monthly salary.
Employment type
Unlimited contract, unless specifically stated otherwise (happens very exceptionally). The vast majority is unlimited.
Medical insurance
The company pays for the health insurance.
Taxes
There is no income tax in the UAE. However, some countries may require their citizens to continue to pay taxes when working abroad (usually at a reduced rate). This as such depends on the laws and regulations of the country of origin. VAT in the UAE is 5%.
Paid vacation
Depending on the grade, 30 to 42 paid holidays

Below is some information to take into consideration with regards to moving to the UAE.

Education
Abu Dhabi and Dubai are home to countless of reputable universities including Sorbonne, NYU which both have campuses in Abu Dhabi. Other universities can find by the link below.

https://www.edarabia.com/universities/uae/

Safety
The UAE ranked the safest country in the world this year

https://whatson.ae/dubai/2019/03/the-uae-is-now-the-safest-country-in-the-world/

Diversity
The majority of the UAE population consists of expats. This melting pot is home to a high variety in nationalities and religions that live in harmony and respect with one another. As such, it is custom in the country to value and celebrate these diversities. It is what built the UAE.

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/united-arab-emirates-population/

https://gulfnews.com/going-out/society/social-diversity-in-the-uae-is-source-of-strength-1.2224275

Technology
The UAE is the hub of technological innovation in the region. Technology is embedded in the rulers’ vision for the country. The UAE is the first country in the world to appoint a Minister of Artificial Intelligence. Technology is also central to EXPO 2020.

https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/381648-uae-appoints-first-minister-for-artificial-intelligence

https://www.expo2020dubai.com/en

Quality of Life
Due to high safety standards, low taxation and costs of living, high healthcare index and low property prices in relation to income, the standard of living in the UAE is high.

https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/country_result.jsp?country=United+Arab+Emirates

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/uae-residents-witness-highest-improvement-in-quality-of-life

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