Hardware Development Lead, Sensor Systems, Augmented Reality


Waterloo, ON, Canada

Full time

Jun 3

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6 years of experience working in a Hardware Design or Product Development technical environment
  • 6 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry.
  • 3 years of experience in technical leadership.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 6 years of experience in sensor system design and development.
  • Experience productizing new technologies, from concept prototyping through to volume production.
  • Experience with a broad range of sensing technologies and sensor module manufacturing.
  • Experience with signal processing algorithms and/or machine learning software.
  • Experience in modeling cross-disciplinary sensing systems.

About the job

Our computational challenges are so big, complex and unique we can't just purchase off-the-shelf hardware, we've got to make it ourselves. Your team designs and builds the hardware, software and networking technologies that power all of Google's services. As a Hardware Engineer, you design and build the systems that are the heart of the world's largest and most powerful computing infrastructure. You develop from the lowest levels of circuit design to large system design and see those systems all the way through to high volume manufacturing. Your work has the potential to shape the machinery that goes into our cutting-edge data centers affecting millions of Google users.

As the technical owner of the sensing hardware system(s), you will be responsible for driving the architecture and development of sensing solutions and technology roadmap which are aligned with the AR Devices product requirements. This role may include people leadership.

The Google Augmented Reality team is a diverse group of experts tasked with building the foundations for great immersive computing and building helpful, delightful user experiences. We're focused on making immersive computing accessible to billions of people through mobile devices, and our scope continues to grow and evolve.


  • Lead the development of sensing systems, from concept through mass production.
  • Work closely with Product Management, UX, and Experiences┬áteams to ensure that current and roadmap system developments are aligned with product needs.
  • Develop ultra-low-power sensing systems and architectures to meet the unique needs of Augmented Reality applications.
  • Optimize sensor signal conditioning and processing algorithms in partnership with Machine Learning developers.
  • Collaborate with other core hardware design teams to ensure optimized system performance within the bounds of our combined constraints.

Apply for this position Back to job

You must be logged in to to apply to this job.


Your application has been successfully submitted.

Please fix the errors below and resubmit.

Something went wrong. Please try again later or contact us.

Personal Information


View resume