Sr. Camera Systems Engineer

Job Description
Amazon Devices is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Amazon Devices began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire tablets, Fire TV and Amazon Echo. What will you help us create?

The Role:

As key part of the camera team, this person will be driving the camera specification, camera test development, manufacturing process (ACF, Flip Chip, automatic soldering, Chip On Board, Housing Attach) development and implementations for camera modules. Candidate will be heavily involved in the camera module design activities for manufacturing. In this role, you will:

  • Develop core intellectual properties as well as implementations in imaging area such as image quality tuning, calibration, improvements on auto-exposure, auto-white balance, auto-focus
  • Involve in defining imaging platform and roadmap
  • Be responsible to define front of line (FOL) manufacturing processes, will manage contract manufacturers to improve FOL processes for quality and yield
  • Suggest DFM improvements for module design and drive technical and operational issues related to manufacturing and assembly process
  • Be responsible for all imaging aspects of camera modules and can independently design and implement imaging algorithms, work with early prototypes of imaging systems
  • Work closely with the firmware team to implement image quality tuning and new imaging algorithms such as auto-focus, auto-white balance, auto-exposure, high dynamic range, still and video image stabilization, face tracking
  • Define proper firmware hooks for image quality tuning and calibration and develop advanced calibration techniques for manufacturing
  • Be a strong effective communicator for both spoken and written communications and needs to be independent, highly motivated individual
  • Drive front of the line process of camera module manufacturing
  • Develop system architectures
  • Generate electronic schematics
  • Drive end of line manufacturing and testing processes for camera modules. Develop EOL test plans. Define manufacturing line calibration methodology and drive its implementation
  • Contribute to a multi-disciplinary team

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's of Science of Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
  • 7+ years of work experience with system development process
  • Experience with major platform SoCs
  • Experience and hands-on practice in camera module design and manufacturing
  • Experience with design and implementation knowledge of FOL processes such as wafer cleaning, die attach, housing attach, flip chip, as well as clean room operations
  • Experience and hands-on practice in image quality tuning and auto-exposure, AWB and AF
  • Experience in design and implementation knowledge of imaging control algorithms such as AE/AWB/AF/face tracking
  • Experience with image pipeline in still and video cameras
  • Experience with streaming devices and digital still cameras a big plus
  • Experience with firmware implementation of imaging system/devices
  • Experience in firmware development
  • Experience with various sensor and bus interfaces: MIPI, CCP2, USB, parallel, I2C, SPI
  • Experience with control and integration of VCM, shutter, flash      
  • Experience with Image Science and optics knowledge
  • Experience with programming skills including Matlab and C++

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's of Science
  • Experience with other related consumer imaging devices
  • High definition video experiences
  • Experiences in webcam, DSC, camera modules, camcorders, FlipVideo
  • Good documentation and communication skills
  • Must be able to produce imaging functional specification and realistic schedule

Amazon Devices is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

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