Computational Imaging Engineer

Palo Alto/Toronto/Zurich /
Engineering – Computational Imaging /
We are an early stage startup headquartered in Palo Alto with offices in Toronto and Zurich. We were founded by a team of experts in imaging and veterans in the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem. We are revolutionizing manufacturing automation and are looking for people passionate about sensing and robotics to join in and help us build state of the art vision technologies for integration with robotic systems.

This role is best described as a computational imaging “architect”. The goal is to rapid prototype the design of various computational imaging systems (structured light, time of flight, stereo, multiview geometry, etc), collect results from these systems, and based on these results design an architecture for Akasha Imaging’s next product roadmap for robotic grasping and bin picking. 

You will work closely with the SW ecosystem team members with whom you will deliver solutions that enhance the usefulness of the company camera array technology and fully exploits all its capabilities to open up new markets and uses heretofore unseen with traditional imaging systems. This is the job for you if you’re interested in defining and driving the technology that will translate into next generation products.


    • You will be responsible for developing imaging system prototypes that advance how robots pick up tabletop size objects. To that end, you should be able to rapidly prototype structured light, time of flight, stereo, multiview geometry, and other similar forms of imagers, as a stepping stone to designing a novel imager. Both the hardware design (ThorLabs) and prototype software (i.e. Python or MATLAB)  needed to deliver usable data to downstream team members is needed.
    • You will help meet customer needs as part of the design of imaging systems.


    • BS/MS + experience or PhD in Computational Imaging or Optics
    • Expertise in one of the following areas: geometric vision, 3D imaging system design, Point Cloud Processing.
    • Background and a sound theoretical framework in the areas of computer vision, computational imaging, multi-view geometry, and SLAM.
    • Efficient software development skills in Python, C/C++ and/or Matlab.
    • Comfortable implementing imaging solutions on an optical breadboard, and have familiarity with using bulk optical equipment from ThorLabs or Edmund Optics. 
Akasha Imaging is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

We provide competitive salary and equity, medical, dental, vision, and AD&D and life insurance, 401(k) plan, a flexible vacation policy and company holidays, and healthy meals and snacks.