[visionlist] Job Posting: Sr. Imaging Research Scientist, Pasadena, California, USA

Sr. Imaging Research Scientist

Engineering – Software  Pasadena, California




Sr. Imaging Research Scientist

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The qualified individual will design and build experimental camera prototypes, characterize state-of-the-art experimental imaging sensors, evaluate image quality and maintain a characterization lab.



–          RTL digital design

–          PCB schematic design, layout

–          light source design (when applicable)

–          overseeing camera enclosure design, camera assembly

–          prototype bring-up and debug

–          development of image capture software

–          development of camera firmware

–          setting up experiments, capturing image and any necessary experimental data

–          statistical analysis of experimental data

–          characterization of experimental imaging sensors, cameras and pixel performance including signal, various noises, dark current, spectral response, accuracy, signal non-uniformity and various other characteristics

–          Evaluation of image quality

–          Showing demonstrations

–          Analysis and debug of sensor and camera performance

–          Run and maintain characterization laboratory, including equipment ordering and set-up

–          Automation of experiments

–          Documentation and reporting of results

–          Writing patent disclosures and papers



·         MS degree in EE, CS or another engineering area minimum

·         Proven experience with digital RTL design, simulation and synthesis

·         Good knowledge of Verilog HDL

·         Experience with PCB schematic design, layout

·         Experience of FPGA-based design

·         Experience with board-level debug

·         Experience with embedded firmware development

·         Understanding of board-level analog design concepts

·         Excellent problem solving skills

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Must be a quick learner

·         Must be motivated and able to work without supervision

·         Understanding of imaging principles

·         Working experience with Matlab

·         Working experience with C++, Microsoft Visual Studio and software development for Windows

·         Solid knowledge of measurement fundamentals including statistics

·         Strong ability to debug software and hardware



·         PhD degree is highly desirable

·         Experience with camera design

·         Hands-on experience with characterization

·         Familiarity with semiconductor physics, optics, color science, image processing algorithms

·         Experience with machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, computer vision

*********************************************************************************************************************** Samsung Semiconductor Inc (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.- the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry’s volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays. ***********************************************************************************************************************


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