Senior Camera Image Quality Engineer – Autonomous Driving

Newark, CA /
Digital – Autonomous Driving /
/ On-site
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We are currently seeking an ADAS Senior Camera Image Quality Engineer for our ADAS/Autonomous Driving team. This position requires an experienced professional with a track record of technical excellence in performing image quality assessment, tuning and analysis. Our ideal candidate exhibits a can-do attitude and approaches his or her work with vigor and determination. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in their respective fields, to possess the ability to learn quickly and to strive for perfection.

The Role:

    • Work in a world-class ADAS/Autonomous Driving team
    • Develop world-class image quality component requirements for ADAS/AV cameras
    • Be responsible for all ADAS and AV camera tuning activities for both human and machine vision applications
    •  Evaluate image quality of different camera hardware designs and ISP settings
    • Develop test equipment and lab setup to evaluate and select best image quality products and ISP settings
    • Develop camera tuning tools and setups
    •  Develop automated tools for image quality assessments and testing utilizing MATLAB or Python
    •  Work closely with other teams (perception and feature owners) to ensure a seamless and robust production implementation


    • 3 + years of comprehensive knowledge of CMOS image sensors, lenses, camera calibration, ISP algorithms, digital video formats and color spaces
    • At least 3 years of experience in areas related to Camera Image Quality tuning and testing for ADAS / AD applications
    • Experience performing IQ characterization capture and analysis such as black level correction, dead pixel, noise, MTF, AWB, autofocus, color characterization, and more
    • Must have a thorough understanding of camera tuning software
    • Experience tuning, testing, and reviewing camera image quality including color correction, distortion, tone mapping, gamma, noise reduction, exposure settings, depth-of-field and stabilization
    • A practical hands-on approach to complement the theoretical knowledge and creativity required to solve Autonomous Driving challenges
    • Fluent in MATLAB/Python/shell programming for automated image capture, characterization, tuning and batch processing
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Proven track record of technical excellence


    •  Advanced degree in a field related to optics or imaging
    • Experience with image quality testing tools such as Imatest, IQ-Analyzer
    • Experience with IQ distortion calculation for camera intrinsic parameters evaluation, comparing the different distortion formulas and modules
    • Experience in developing lab setups and testing tools for camera evaluation and image quality data collection
    • Strong background in ISP and optics
    • Experience in working in agile development teams
    • Experience in automotive supplier interaction, specification development, release management, change management


    • BS in the areas of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other related fields
    • Higher Preferred
Salary Range: The compensation range for this position is specific to the locations listed below and is the range Lucid reasonably and in good faith expects to pay for the position taking into account the wide variety of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions, including job-related knowledge; skillset; experience, education and training; certifications; and other relevant business and organizational factors.
·       California (Bay Area) - $127,000 - $181,500

Additional Compensation and Benefits: Lucid offers a wide range of competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and 401k. The successful candidate may also be eligible to participate in Lucid’s equity program and/or a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing such programs.  (Cash or equity incentive awards, if any, will depend on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and company performance.)

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