Hardware Engineer

Los Angeles
Eyeline Studios – Research /
Regular /
Eyeline Studios
At Eyeline, Scanline VFX's virtual production division, we want to provide you with a solid foundation where you can be a part of an innovative team of brilliant researchers, developers and virtual storytellers. Learn more.

As a Hardware Engineer, you'll design and develop firmware for embedded systems, ensuring optimal performance and integration with hardware components. Collaborate on troubleshooting, testing, and deployment, contributing to cutting-edge technological solutions.

Key Responsibilities

    • Firmware development of custom hardware (C or C++ programming) for time-critical applications such as motor control, lighting control and sync control across various internal/external equipment
    • Computer software development (Python and C++ language) to bridge between custom hardware and third-party applications such as computer graphics process engine, motion-capture system, real-time video compositing
    • Analog/Digital circuit boards design, quicking prototyping and troubleshooting
    • Mechanical design and parts fabrication with laser cutter and 3D printing is a plus
    • In charge of custom hardware/software system deployment, troubleshooting and maintenance
    • Responsible for the system's operation during on-stage filmmaking

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent practical experience
    • Minimum of three (3) years' hands-on experience in embedded solutions, demonstrating proficiency in designing and implementing custom hardware solutions
    • Experience in programming 8/16/32-bit microcontrollers
    • Familiarity with electrical engineering bench tools such as power supply and oscilloscope

Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience in motor control / robotics system
    • Familiar with PC/industrial communication protocols such as USB, UART, Bluetooth
    • Familiar with cinema cameras and lighting and color science
    • Hands-on experience with manual circuit board soldering, assembly and wiring

$100,000 - $125,000 a year
This salary range is specific to applicants located in Los Angeles, California. To determine you base salary, we consider your qualifications, skills, and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary outside of this range and will also be dependent on your location.

About Us
Scanline VFX is an award-winning leader in the visual effects industry with 7 studios worldwide, including London, Los Angeles, Montreal, Munich, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Vancouver. Since our beginning in 1989, we strive to set the highest standard of quality in everything we do. Through innovation, we generate solutions for our clients and raise the bar — both within our workplace and throughout our industry.

We look for explorers, people who are willing to go to new places and are open to testing, learning and iterating as they go. We believe great ideas come from everyone, so we actively encourage team members to ask questions and present their ideas.

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Netflix’s investment in our pipeline, infrastructure, and workforce allows us to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in visual effects. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, we continue to work with a variety of long-standing and new clients.

Come as you are
We are committed to ensuring fair and equal treatment of your application. When you apply for a role with us, you will receive consideration based solely on your qualifications.