Sr. Camera Image Quality Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Hardware Engineering
Full-time

Magenta Labs is seeking a Sr. Camera Image Quality Engineer to join the Hardware Engineering team in the development of the next-generation consumer 360° camera. Key responsibilities for this position include definition of image quality requirements, review of lens designs, development of imaging test and characterization methods, and modeling of the entire imaging system from capture to display. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in a variety of areas including optics, image processing, image sensors, manufacturing test, and modeling of imaging systems.

What you'll work on:

    • Define image quality requirements and implement test capabilities in lab and manufacturing environments for lens component and full camera system
    • Review lens design for a compact, high-quality, wide field-of-view lens and drive development at vendor
    • Develop an end-to-end model of the Magenta imaging system from scene capture through to viewing of content in various consumption formats
    • Document lens design and delivery specifications as well as final system level image quality specifications
    • Tune ISP and imaging pipeline for optimal image quality
    • Collaborate with Algorithms team on calibration strategies for improving the Magenta image processing pipeline
    • Failure mode analysis and troubleshooting of undesirable image aberrations and artifacts
    • Analysis of competitive devices

Who we're looking for:

    • Highly proficient at data analysis and image processing using Matlab or equivalent
    • Proficient with lens design tools such as Zemax and FRED
    • Strong understanding of ISP pipelines and auto-exposure/auto-white balance algorithms
    • Strong understanding of image quality metrics for digital imaging systems
    • Strong background in optics and image sensor technologies
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, including drafting engineering specifications and documentation
    • Familiar with manufacturing processes for opto-electronics devices
    • Experience with 3D CAD tools a plus
    • 3+ years in an imaging systems role
    • BS/MS in EE, optics, or equivalent  

Why you want to join us:

    • Tight knit team with alums from Instagram, Facebook, Square, Blizzard and Apple
    • Solve challenging problems
    • Medical and Dental insurance
    • Equity in an early stage startup
    • Funding support from well respected VCs
    • Regular team lunches and offsites
    • Kitchen stocked to satisfy your munchies
    • Easy access to Caltrain, Muni, and BART
    • And the best coffee, no really