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Embedded Software Development Engineer, Ring
Are you interested in improving image quality and have your fingerprint on Amazon Ring camera products? If so, then please do read forward - this could be your dream position.
As an Embedded Software Development Engineer you would be working together with IQ Engineers and relevant stake holders to provide best possible image quality with given hardware.
This work is all about understanding how image is created from sensor to full color image and also related peripherals that help camera to create perfect image for video streaming and also for AI to detect what is in the image.
This work requires coding skills in low level software - both C and C++ - but much more than that it requires capability to innovate solutions that work in a given hardware setup. Therefor it is essential to have camera understanding in this position.
In this position, you will get to see the latest and greatest things in camera industry not yet in the market down to products in shops. Building the architecture for the future and delivering the devices to the market is the key to success in the long run.
At Tampere, we have experts on most areas sitting in the very same office, you can just go and visit them and maybe sketch your idea on paper of white board. The expert network at Amazon Ring is also there to ensure success at your work.
If you feel this is for you, please do apply now.
Key job responsibilities
As an Embedded Software Development Engineer, you need to be able to use all camera hardware capabilities to create the best possible image. This means that you need to be familiar with camera image processing and also how different parts in the image processing pipe interact with each others. The output from your work is code, so low level coding skills with C and C++ are also important.
Typically there is something that can be improved in the image, your task is to figure out how to do it - this requires skills to innovate solutions. A solution can be a small tweak somewhere in the pipeline, refactoring code or creating something totally new; it is essential that what ever you do it is fit for purpose.
If you have other low level skills such as power consumption, memory management, low level data communication, etc. please do mention them in your resume.
Most of the hardware is at the Amazon premises here at Tampere, so you need to be able to work at the Tampere office every day of the week.
A day in the life
New device comes, you need to bring it alive and see that HW is OK, then pass it to IQ engineers. You will need to modify an imaging algorithm based on imaging experts needs and provide a build for the expert to verify that it works as wanted.
As a longer term activity, you are building a prototype to demonstrate low level capabilities of future sensor version.
Around 9 AM and 2 PM people gather in coffee places and at lunch time in local cafeterias. This is good time for refreshing you brain with some non-technical discussion.
We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:
- You will be successful in your work if you know embedded software related to camera; from sensor to RGB / YUV image including basics of the related algorithms needed.
- You should also be very familiar with low level C / C++ in embedded systems.
- Working experience in camera software (close to hardware) is needed to be able to succeed in your daily work.
- Low level C++ SPI & I2C GPIOs, AWS Docker RTOS
- Experience working at/with factory manufacturing, MIPI and latest camera busses.
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