Principal Video System Engineer/ Hardware Developer, Microsoft Devices Group on the Surface product in Redmond, WA

TitlePrincipal Video System Engineer/ Hardware Developer
CategoryHardware Engineering
LocationRedmond, WA
DivisionMicrosoft Devices Group
Date AddedDecember 5, 2014
Open Positions1

Are you looking to join a dynamic team delivering video and imaging solutions? Microsoft's Surface video team is looking for a video system engineer with excellent leadership skills to deliver video and imaging solutions. As video systems engineer you will own delivery of imaging systems at a product level and contribute to our technology roadmap for the future. You will work closely with internal and external imaging partners to deliver HW and SW components and technologies to enhance the imaging experience for Surface products.
The video system engineer is a member of the video subsystem team consisting of video system engineers, camera module engineers, electrical design engineers and color scientists delivering image capture, processing and pipeline tuning. You will work on a broader multi-function product development team and work cross group with internal imaging platform teams, camera and communication (Lync/Skype) applications teams and SOC ISP teams to deliver imaging experiences that meet business requirements in terms of performance and cost for Surface products.

The ideal video systems engineering candidate is an electrical engineer with formal training in image processing and with knowledge of CMOS image sensors, lenses and the imaging software stack.

Responsibilities include:

Product delivery
Own delivery of imaging solutions as a product's video system engineer.
Responsibilities include sensor recommendations; working with internal application partners to understand imaging application requirements; work with SoC partners to understand ISP capability for SoC platforms and provide feedback for future ISPs; provide Surface requirements to internal Microsoft API teams and work with our SoC partners to deliver a video system driver interfacing the HW ISP and system APIs.

Technology roadmap
Contribute to the imaging team's development of a multi-year imaging roadmap for sensors and customer experience that spans the business roadmap.
Maintain a competitive view of the imaging trends and technology in consumer tablets and phones resulting in recommendations for imaging capability for Surface products.

Required skills:
Expert knowledge of image signal processing pipelines from either application or design experience.
Working knowledge of CMOS image sensors and lenses.
Experience delivering high performance imaging systems in a high volume consumer product.

Ten years of imaging product development experience.
BSEE with MSEE or PhD preferred.
Demonstrated ability as a team player working in a cross functional product development environment with the ability to influence across a product team and beyond.
Excellent communication skills.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.
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