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Xperi (subsidiaries: DTS, FotoNation, Invensas and Tessera) - Camera Hardware Electronics / Systems Engineer

Posted On: 2017-7-20
Location: San Jose, CA, USA

The position will be based in San Jose which is the Silicon Valley R&D Center for Computer Vision for the Fotonation Imaging Division. The Camera Hardware position in this team is responsible for developing camera hardware for depth and vision related consumer products. As a Camera Hardware Engineer, you will drive definition, design, development, and integration of processes for high-quality calibration, characterization, and specifications for dual and multi-baseline camera array systems for all of Fotonation’s depth imaging products. You will have the responsibility of entire lifecycle of project including both technology and product development.
The principal role is that of a camera systems engineer with good hardware experience who will be responsible for developing camera hardware and associated firmware/software for Fotonation’s consumer products. Company is seeking a candidate with strong background and deep understanding of camera and image sensor hardware, optics, illuminators, and camera modules. Candidate will head the vision lab and drive the characterization and calibration requirements and develop efficient processes for multi-camera systems as applied to mobile, automotive, and AR/VR markets. To serve this objective, the candidate will have an excellent understanding of CMOS image sensors and its characterization process, besides a good understanding of optics and camera modules.
In addition, the candidate will support the associated validation and qualification efforts for vision systems that include depth estimation, object detection and tracking, and depth perception. To this end, it would be desirable to have an understanding of image processing and/or computer vision algorithms. Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++ and tools such as Matlab/ImageJ would be desirable. You will define testing and qualification plans of the camera modules at different stages of the development, from concept to product ramp. You will work with the Fotonation cross-functional teams in Europe and with supply chain vendors to define the specifications of the camera modules and execute the development with multiple third-party vendors. You will also lead camera technology innovations that have significant cross-functional impact.
As an employee of company and member of the Silicon Valley R&D Center for Computer Vision team, you will need to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up like dynamic environment. The ideal candidate will have good communication and organizational skills and get along well with a diverse set of team members across the organization.


•Devise characterization and calibration methodologies and processes that scale well for volume manufacturing for dual and multi-camera systems and work with imaging firmware, tuning, and software engineers to properly calibrate the camera systems as required.
•Work with internal and external teams to define camera specifications for camera modules, image sensors, optics, and assembly.
•Work with supply chain vendors to advance camera modules for Fotonation products.
•Design/build/debug boards, read schematics, conduct electrical tests, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

•MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent practical experience.
•3+ years of experience related to camera hardware development, including strong knowledge of electronics, schematic and PCB design.
•Experience with camera image sensors, lens, module manufacturing, testing, and module suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience with camera lens, camera module, and CMOS image sensor characterization.
•image quality evaluation and imaging science.
•Experience with opto-mechanical design and tolerance analysis and/or micro-electronics design and validation.
•Experience with Computer Vision/Image Processing algorithms and Imaging Fundamentals
•Knowledge of high volume production and test processes.
•Excellent communication and program management / leadership skills

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About Xperi (subsidiaries: DTS, FotoNation, Invensas and Tessera)

3025 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134

Phone: +1 408.321.6000
Fax: +1 408.321.8257

Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its wholly owned subsidiaries, DTS, FotoNation, Invensas, and Tessera are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please visit

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