Camera ASIC DV Engineer


San Diego, CA, USA

Full time

Software Engineering / Software Developer

Nov 8


Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.Job Area:

Engineering Group, Engineering Group > Camera EngineeringGeneral Summary:

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. 

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 5+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.


Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 4+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.


PhD in in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field and 3+ years of Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related work experience.Preferred Qualifications:

•    Master's degree or PhD in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems, or related field.

•    2+ years of experience in camera hardware or systems design and optimization.

•    3+ years of experience in Image Signal Processing design, development, implementation, and verification.

•    5+ years of experience in programming (e.g., C, C++, Python), computer architecture, or embedded systems.

•    1+ years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Direct and above).

•    1+ years in a technical leadership role with or without direct reports (only applies to positions with 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).

Level of Responsibility:

•    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.

Qualcomm is committed to hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities. Although this role has some expected physical activity, an inability to perform one or more of the listed physical requirements should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. We will work with you throughout the application and onboarding process to provide reasonable accommodations. Examples of expected physical activity include: frequently transporting between offices, buildings, and campuses up to ½ mile; frequently transporting and installing equipment up to 5 lbs.; performing tasks at various heights (e.g., standing or sitting); monitoring and utilizing computers and test equipment for more than 6 hours a day; and continuous communication which includes the comprehension of information with colleagues, customers, and vendors both in person and remotely.

Although this role has some expected minor physical activity, this should not deter otherwise qualified applicants from applying. If you are an individual with a physical or mental disability and need an accommodation during the application/hiring process, please call Qualcomm’s toll-free number found here for assistance. Qualcomm will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to support individuals with disabilities as part of our ongoing efforts to create an accessible workplace.

Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.

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