Company:Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Job Area:Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Camera Engineering
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Researches, designs, develops, implements, and verifies complex camera systems and HW or FW tasks (including Camera Image Signal Processor (ISP), 3A (AWB, AEC, AF), Image Quality, Features, Tuning Tools), algorithms, features, logic design, modeling, and design verification. Performs architecture, IQ modules, algorithm and feature decomposition to drive requirements and specifications for hardware development. Ensures image quality, systems performance, ISP area and power metrics are met. The responsibilities of this role include: · Working independently with little supervision. · Providing some supervision/guidance to others. · Making decisions that are moderate in impact; errors may have relatively minor financial impact or effect on projects, operations, or customer relationships; errors may require involvement beyond immediate work group to correct. · Using verbal and written communication skills to convey information that may be somewhat complex to others who may have limited knowledge of the subject in question; may require basic negotiation and influence, cooperation, tact, and diplomacy, etc. · Working within prescribed budget and resources. · Having a moderate amount of influence over key organizational decisions (e.g., is consulted by senior leadership to provide input on key decisions). · Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework. · Exercising substantial creativity to innovate new processes, procedures, or work products within guidelines or to achieve established objectives. · Using deductive and inductive problem solving; multiple approaches may be taken/necessary to solve the problem; often information is missing or incomplete; advanced data analysis/interpretation skills may be required. · Occasionally participating in strategic planning within own area affecting immediate operations. The responsibilities of this role do not include: · Supervising direct reports. Principal Duties and Responsibilities · Leverages understanding of most camera processing pipeline details, including how blocks affect the pipeline, and deep knowledge of multiple blocks to work independently on ill-defined tasks related to multiple functions or blocks, or one section of the camera pipeline, throughout the design cycle. · Collaborates with cross-functional teams to debug complex issues at a block/system level; researches new tools for debugging. · Works to address customer/product requirements in functionality and results; understands how to translate customer/product needs into task work. · Proposes and implements changes and improvements to existing and/or new features, models, or architecture to improve performance or efficiency. · Collaborates with team members and other teams across organizations and areas on the design, development, and optimization of camera systems, hardware, and/or software. · Displays deep knowledge in a specific area; acquires advanced knowledge of industry trends, and/or competitors’ products, and advances in various engineering fields related to camera products; shares knowledge with others on their team and helps less experienced engineers understand and apply advanced concepts. · Writes clear and detailed technical documentation and feature descriptions for complex projects to guide users and/or customers to use or implement output. · Identifies and defines narrowly defined process improvements (e.g., scripts, workflows, new tools).
The Qualcomm Camera Team is seeking a passionate systems engineer to join the team in San Diego. The camera team creates embedded imaging solutions for Snapdragon chipsets that power modern mobile devices. Our solutions leverage dedicated hardware, multi-core processors, DSP, and GPU to deliver exceptional pictures, videos, and computer vision capabilities. Responsibilities for the position include the following:
Develop Camera technologies such as Face Detection, Facial Landmarks and related Facial Features using machine learning and other image processing and computer vision techniques. Propose system and algorithmic design changes to improve performance, throughput, latency etc.
+ Masters or Doctorate, Computer Science and/or Electrical Engineering, and/or related field
+ Knowledge and experience of camera image processing, computer vision.
+ Fluent in C/C++ programing, exposure to embedded SW development using ARM, DSP and/or GPU implementation and optimization.
+ Adapt and optimize codes for run-time, memory footprint, data traffic, power
+ Prototype ideas for proof of concept and demonstration purposes
+ Create tools to manage and process data, run calibration, and enable deployment of solutions at scale
+ Commercialize machine learning solutions, including software management and troubleshooting on target platforms
Physical Requirements· Performs required tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting).· Monitors and utilizes computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day.· Continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors
Bachelors – Computer Science, Bachelors – Engineering, Bachelors – Information Systems
5+ years Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.
Doctorate – Computer Science, Doctorate – Engineering, Doctorate – Information Systems, Masters – Computer Science, Masters – Engineering, Masters – Information Systems
5+ years experience with programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems. ,1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with direct reports). ,1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above). ,3+ years experience in Image Signal Processing design, development, implementation, and verification. ,2+ years experience in camera hardware or systems design and optimization.
ARM Architectures, Camera Systems, Imaging Process, Imaging Technologies, Optical Imaging
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