Senior ISP Engineer

Shanghai, China /
Engineering /
Instacart recently acquired Caper AI to help retailers unify the in-store and online shopping experience for customers no matter how they choose to shop. Caper’s cutting-edge, AI-powered shopping carts and automated checkout counters bring together online and offline shopping to create a completely new in-store experience for customers.
In addition to acquiring Caper AI’s technology, we’re delighted to welcome the Caper team to the Instacart family. The global Caper team is based primarily in New York City and Shanghai, China, and will bring new hardware expertise to Instacart’s already deep product and technology team. Together, we’re excited to create new ways for retailers to solve for the ever-changing needs of their businesses and customers.
About Caper:
Caper builds smart shopping carts powered by deep learning and computer vision to enable a seamless grab-and-go retail experience. We differ from other emerging cashierless technologies because we are the scalable solution. Caper’s autonomous checkout technology is plug and play, meaning it requires no in-store renovation, no operational overhaul, no heavy computations or endless image labeling. Any retailer can buy the carts and their entire store is upgraded with cashierless capabilities. Caper costs less than 1% of other cashierless competitor’s infrastructure. We are already live in-stores and our customers love us!
As a part of the Caper team, you’ll be a part of a culture that cares about its people and the future we’re shaping together. At Caper, we may all come from different backgrounds, but we all share one common vision - to fundamentally disrupt the retail industry.

You Must have:

    • BA+ degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and other related fields
    • 7+ years of experience in the camera ISP field
    • Experience developing ISP and CSI/MIPI drivers
    • Familiarity with ISP pipeline and tuning such as 3A, WDR, Noise Reduction, HDR, etc.
    • Familiarity with C/C++ on Linux with V4L.
    • Experience with Computer Vision and familiarity with OpenCV or Vulkan
    • Familiarity with common ISP SOC such as HiSilicon, TI, Ambarella, NXP, etc.
    • Have led a team to deliver camera ISP-related products or features independently before.
    • Strong ownership, communication, and teamwork skills.

You may have:

    • Familiarity with Nvidia embedded systems series and CUDA
    • Work experience in robots, automation, autonomous vehicle industry
    • Familiarity with Android camera HAL and camera CTS
    • Can talk in English fluently.

You are ready to:

    • Lead ISP algorithm design and implementation
    • Work as part of the computer vision team to deliver faster, more robust, and more efficient solutions
    • Test different ISP solutions to pick the best for us