Career Center

The Career Center lists imaging-related employment opportunities. Any IS&T Member may post an open position; the service is complementary. Open positions are listed for 3 months. Non-members may direct postings to [email protected].

Manufacturing Quality Engineer (MQE) — Color — Hardware Enclosures

Apple Inc.

Color defines product color appearance specifications and manufacturing quality control methods. In this highly visible and highly hands-on role, you will enjoy key decision-making responsibilities combined with on-site problem solving that comes with being responsible for the quality for some of the most visible products in the world today. You will be responsible for developing and implementing quality tools, systems and instrumentation for groundbreaking product designs for cosmetically-demanding applications

We enable the mass production of incredible products and work in tandem with Apple's renowned designers to develop measurement technologies, quality control strategies, information systems, and manufacturing methods that achieve ambitious specifications at substantial production scale.

Responsibilities

  • Apply deep understanding of color science or quality control and manufacturing concepts to lead the development of specific color Quality Control Plans (QCP) appropriate to the program or commodity
  • Evaluate and clearly communicate yields of key processes. 
  • Drive corrective actions cross-functionally with internal and external team members 
  • Qualify and implement groundbreaking quality inspection tools; including visual and instrumental tools/processes. 
  • Develop and direct studies to implement improvements in measuring methods where appropriate. 
  • Establish audit procedures appropriate to program and supplier to ensure adherence to Apple quality standards. 
  • Assess supplier production control and quality programs, identify shortfalls to expectations, and work with suppliers to correct. 
  • Review quality plans at supplier sites and internally with Apple groups to ensure expectations are understood at all levels
  • Evaluate supplier readiness and alignment to quality plans at all development and qualification stages.
  • Monitor each supplier's performance through measurement of production line statistics, company inspections, and audits. Prepare summary of performance and communicate to appropriate broader team and management.  

Contact

If interested please contact MaryJane Dow  [email protected]

Posted 11/3/21

Color Management Software Engineer

Apple Inc.

Apple is looking for Color Management Software Engineers within its Display and Color Technologies organization. Our team is at the core of designing and implementing solutions for rendering visual media and enhancing visual experience. Examples of technologies that we’ve developed include High Dynamic Range Video and Images, Media Composition, and Pro Color features such as Display Presets (see links below).

We’re looking for candidates with strong engineering and mathematical intuition who are excited to solve new problems, working with a team from product conception to building production quality software.

Description

In this role, you will be responsible for developing software that renders visual media and performs display color management. Your responsibilities will include working with GPU, Pro Color Tools, Media Formats, and Display Hardware teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Software development skills in C, C++ or equivalent languages
  • Software debugging and optimization skills
  • Comfort with describing problems using mathematics
  • Experience with visual media technologies such as high dynamic range and wide color
  • Experience with building algorithms, prototypes, and constructing visually compelling demos

Additional Qualifications

  • Strong problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to stay focused and prioritize your work
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment

Education

BS/MS/PhD degree in Computer Science OR Electrical Engineering OR Equivalent Degree OR Equivalent Experience

Additional Info

WWDC 2021 Talk: https://developer.apple.com/videos/play/wwdc2021/10161/
Core Animation Metal Layer: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/quartzcore/cametallayer

Contact

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Katherine Navarro [email protected]

Posted 11/1/21

Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Deep Learning for Video Quality Assessment”  

NTNU:  Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

A 45 months Postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Computer Science in Gjøvik. The position will focus on detecting and classification of distortions and enhancements affecting the video quality. The postdoctoral fellowship position is a temporary position where the main goal is to qualify for work in senior academic positions.

The Postdoctoral position is part of the research project “VQ4MedicS: Video Quality Assessment and Enhancement for Pre-Hospital Medical Services”. The project aims to evaluate the quality of the video streamed by paramedics and patients to doctors at the hospital, so they can diagnose and provide instructions remotely.

The Postdoctoral position will focus on developing methods and techniques for characterising possible visual distortions and enhancements affecting the quality of the video stream. This information could then be used in proposing new video enhancement and video quality metrics.&

Required selection criteria

  • You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian PhD
  • A professionally relevant background in machine learning, video quality, color imaging, computer vision or similar
  • Background or experience in deep learning frameworks (Tensorflow, Keras, or PyTorch)
  • Good programming skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and an ability to communicate effectively

Preferred selection criteria

  • Knowledge of the human visual system.
  • Familiarity with subjective or objective video quality assessment.
  • Experience in working in an interdisciplinary project.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow (code 1352) you are normally paid from gross NOK 553 500 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund. The period of employment is 45 months.

About the application

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered.

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

The application must include:

  • A cover letter where the applicant describes his/her personal motivation and relevance with respect to the requirements of the advertisement.
  • A research proposal (maximum three pages) which could link your research experience to the focus of the project (detecting and classification of distortions and enhancements).
  • CV, certificates and diplomas.
  • Transcripts and diplomas for bachelor's-, master's- and PhD degrees. 
  • Academic works - published or unpublished - that you would like to be considered in the assessment (up to 3 items).
  • Name and contact information of three referees.

If all, or parts, of your education has been taken abroad, we also ask you to attach documentation of the scope and quality of your entire education. Description of the documentation required can be found here. If you already have a statement from NOKUT, please attach this as well.

Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify your contribution to joint works, you must attach a brief description of your participation.

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal and interpersonal qualities. Motivation, ambitions, and potential will also count in the assessment of the candidates.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Seyed Ali Amirshahi ([email protected]). If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact Stine Terese Ruen Nymoen, ([email protected]).

Application link https://s.ntnu.no/PostDOC_CNN_VQM 
Application deadline: 15.11.2021

Posted 10/27/21

Postdoctoral Fellow in Image Quality Assessment using Deep Learning

NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technlogy 

We have an open 41 months Postdoctoral position in image quality assessment at Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) at the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (NTNU).&

The post doc position is part of the research project “Quality and Content: understanding the influence of content on subjective and objective image quality assessment”. The project aims to advance the understanding of image quality and develop more precise and better performing image quality metrics based on improved understanding on how content influences image quality.  The Postdoctoral position will focus on developing more precise and better performing image quality metrics using deep learning and understanding on how content influences image quality.

Deadline: 24th of October 2021

More information and the process for applying is found at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/212748/postdoctoral-fellow-in-image-quality-assessment

Posted 10/19/21

PhD position in Image Quality Assessment 

NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technlogy

We have an open 3 year PhD position in image quality assessment at Norwegian Colour and Visual Computing Laboratory (Colourlab) at the Norwegian university of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The PhD position is part of the research project “Quality and Content: understanding the influence of content on subjective and objective image quality assessment”. The project aims to advance the understanding of image quality and develop more precise and better performing image quality metrics based on improved understanding on how content influences image quality. The PhD position will focus on investigating how content influences subjective image quality assessment.

Deadline: 24th of October 2021

More information and the process for applying is found at https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/212863/phd-candidate-in-image-quality-assessment

Posted 10/19/21

Imaging Scientist

Nikon Research Corporation of America

Nikon Research Corporation of America (NRCA), located in the San Francisco Bay Area in Belmont, CA, is a 70-person R&D subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in Japan.  We perform industrial research for all of the Nikon businesses, including semiconductor lithography, professional-grade cameras, and optical instruments and microscopes. Our work environment includes not only the informality and flexibility of a small company but also the stability and resources of a big parent in Japan.

We are looking for a mid-level Imaging Scientist to join a small group of researchers working in multiple Nikon business areas. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in R&D projects that expand Nikon’s imaging capabilities. Rapid proof-of-concept development leading to software or hardware use in new products is a hallmark of our successful projects.

What you will do

  • Develop and execute R&D projects to improve Nikon’s imaging capabilities.
  • Maintain substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories and contribute to engineering literature and conferences. 
  • Initiate and participate in development of patent applications.
  • Work individually and on teams of 3-6 employees, as a team member or as a leader.

If you have most or all of the following, please apply

  • Ph.D. in Imaging Science, Mathematics, Physics, or related field, with 0 - 5 years of work experience after the degree. 
  • Master’s degree candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Experience in multiple imaging-science areas (i.e., pattern recognition, deblurring/denoising, hyperspectral imaging, deep learning, …).
  • Ability to apply imaging techniques to data that are not actually images, e.g. topographic data.
  • Hands-on lab experience in prototype and alpha-tool building and testing. 
  • Strong communication skills with others in different disciplines.
  • Project-management experience in R&D.
  • Experience with advanced lithography imaging techniques is a plus.

Link for applying

https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/NIK1001NIKON/JobBoard/f11a0b52-5153-4c12-ad2c-b7f3b0a74112/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=f5cfdae8-f8bf-4f33-a5ed-bcbc9942df35

Posted 9/17/21

Image Scientist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager
Job Number: XXXXXX
FLSA status (only indicate if non-exempt)

ROLE SUMMARY

MSG is looking for an Image Scientist to join a groundbreaking imaging systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made.

The Image Scientist works in close coordination with the Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to automate, optimize and accelerate stitching, develop an image sensor pipeline, image enhancement tools, and ensure exceptional image quality on MSG’s capture systems. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows. 

The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. Within this scope, the Image Scientist will be focused on improving captured image quality and automating processes leading up to final output and display.

The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Image Scientist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production quality requirement for MSG Sphere.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Perform image sensor and lens metrology
  • Develop image sensor and optical correction algorithms
  • Develop image statistics and QC analysis algorithms
  • Image compression debug and analysis
  • Design and develop de-mosaicking algorithms
  • Analyze image sensor colorimetry and develop optimized color science
  • Optimize algorithms for GPU and FPGA platforms
  • Develop filtering, sampling and stabilization algorithms
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures
  • Review invention disclosures for developed algorithms and work with patent attorneys to secure intellectual property
  • Guide the creation of new image quality metrics, evaluation procedures, and inventing novel image processing systems and methods
  • Develop computer vision tools for image processing, feature extraction, object detection, classification, tracking, segmentation, camera calibration, optical flow, stereo, and structure from motion
  • Design and implement multi-camera and sensor fusion algorithms

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Imaging Science, Master’s degree preferred
  • 8 years of experience in cinema quality, high resolution imaging and image sensor processing
  • Experience with image sensor processing algorithms
  • Experience with optical correction algorithms
  • Experience with filtering, sampling, scaling and stabilization algorithms
  • Experience and understanding of color science
  • Experience in multi-camera array stitching
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies
  • Solid experience in image processing and computer vision
  • Experience with image and video quality analysis
  • Experience in GPU acceleration
  • Some experience with deep learning and machine learning
  • Knowledge in computer vision related topics including but not limited to segmentation, 3D perception (image, point cloud), and spatial-temporal analysis
  • Experience with OpenCV and similar modern computer vision librariesIn-depth knowledge of modern deep learning techniques for image processing
  • Familiar with one of the deep learning frameworks, Tensorflow, Pytorch or MXNet
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms Strong Python, Matlab, and C++ experience

SUPERVISION

Reports to the Senior Director Capture Development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB   

  • Able to work in Burbank, CA
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)
  • At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance with local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. MSG reserves the right to modify or deviate from the duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel in this job and nothing herein shall restrict MSG management’s right to assign or reassign tasks, duties, or responsibilities to this job at any time. Please Note:  When completed, the Job Description may extend to more than two pages.

posted 4/27/21

Color Supervisor

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Color Technology
Supervisor: VP Production Innovation

MSG Sphere is a contemporary entertainment venue where immersive technology and experiences intertwine. The first MSG venue of this kind is currently under construction in Las Vegas. The venue will require creative content to be displayed on the exterior LED exosphere, and the interior 160,000 square foot LED media plane surrounding +17,000 seats, including a revolutionary spatial audio system. This massive internal volumetric space will enable showcasing immersive events, new technologies, artist residencies and other forms of entertainment. The MSG Sphere Studio located in Burbank, a full end to end capture to post shop, will develop and create the content for MSG Sphere. MSG Sphere is building an army of unicorns – are you this unicorn?

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY: 

The Color Supervisor role requires ownership and experience across the entire color pipeline from capture to ingest through VFX and into final DI, QC, and playback. This position requires a hands-on leader who can help recruit and lead an LA-based color and finishing team while interfacing with other MSG departments and vendors to guide their process and integrate their efforts with those happening in parallel with LA.

In addition to supervising all color-related activities in the creation of content for Sphere shows, this role will require a leader who can establish, manage and expand an end-to-end color pipeline. This role will also interface directly with Pipeline and IT to define needs, recommend solutions, and provide timely feedback to steer their efforts to support and optimize any processes that affect color.

  • Architect, design and plan Sphere color pipeline from capture to playback.
  • Create custom color viewing and processing solutions for projects.
  • Actively collaborate with department heads, artists and crew from compositing, editorial, texturing, lookdev and pipeline.
  • Work with core image pipeline team to integrate color management workflow and processes within sub-pipeline and tool sets that meet Sphere’s color and resolution requirements.
  • Establish display calibration specifications, evaluate and recommend new display hardware and work with outside vendors as needed.
  • Actively participate in recruiting world-class freelance and staff colorists and technicians.
  • Lead and mentor a team of color artists and technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

College degree preferred or additional production certificate programs.

  • Minimum of 15 years experience in coloring, digital compositing, and digital imagery across a variety of content including film, advertising and commercials.
  • Knowledge in ACES color workflows and custom camera color pipelines and DI processing techniques.
  • Expertise in Resolve, BaseLight, Scratch, Nucoda, or similar color correction platforms.
  • Experience with camera hardware and metadata formats, as well as onset color data management solutions.
  • Working familiarity with 3D and 2D DCC’s, including Maya, Houdini, C4D, Nuke, Fusion, and After Effects, as well as NLEs such as Resolve, Avid, and Premiere Pro.
  • Expert knowledge of lighting and rendering color pipelines and experience with Arnold, Redshift, VRay, Octane, or other common render engines.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, take criticism, and work under high pressure with tight deadlines while maintaining team cohesion.
  • Previous experience as Colorist of live action films, cinema, experiences – ideal candidate has deep color background on LED surfaces from post to mastering.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:

At the time of this posting, the MSG Sphere studio is operating in accordance to local guidance on safe Covid-19 regulations. As such, a remote work-from-home onboarding to MSG Sphere work is likely. While the studio technology team will support remote work, MSG is seeking applicants local to Los Angeles with the eventual expectation of working on site in our Burbank location.



The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature & level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified. MSG reserves the right to modify or deviate from the duties, functions, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel in this job and nothing herein shall restrict MSG management’s right to assign or reassign tasks, duties, or responsibilities to this job at any time. Please Note:  When completed, the Job Description may extend to more than two pages.



posted 4/27/21

Capture Tools Specialist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager
Job Number: XXXXXX
FLSA status (only indicate if non-exempt):

ROLE SUMMARY:

MSG is looking for a Capture Tools Specialist to join a groundbreaking Capture and Imaging Systems department based in Burbank, CA. As the Capture and Imaging Systems team for the MSG Sphere projects, we strive to create tools for world-class content at an unprecedented scale on the largest LED screens ever made.

The Capture Tools Specialist works in close coordination with Capture and Imaging Systems, post-production and capture departments to identify their needs and to create tools to automate and optimize the imaging workflow. Candidates must have experience working on content creation imaging pipelines for capture and post-production workflows. 

The Capture and Imaging Systems team is tasked with creating and maintaining hardware and software tools for preview, capture, ingest, transcode, color science, review, QC, and final delivery. In addition to the MSG internal imaging systems, there is a requirement to expand tools to integrate into third party software and cloud processing workflows. Candidates must have demonstrated experience integrating all of the above into both custom internal and third-party tools.

The resolution, field of view, and sheer scale of the Sphere venues means that the image quality for Sphere content creation is critical. The Capture Tools Specialist must be able to work closely with internal users, external vendors, iterate quickly, prioritize, and build tools that can be scaled to meet the production goals.

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

  • Design and develop image processing tools in collaboration with imaging and data scientists.
  • Optimize image science algorithms to maximize performance and real-time needs where necessary
  • Integrate algorithms and tools in to third party software via OpenFX and other plugin architectures.
  • Design and develop image processing tools for preview through to final content delivery Collaborate within the Capture and Imaging Systems team to determine feature scope and timelines
  • Work with the Productions team to ensure on set needs are being met
  • Work with the Post-Production innovation team to ensure seamless integration with existing post-production toolsets
  • Responsible for writing and distributing tools and tool plugins
  • Write clean, efficient, tested and well documented code
  • Write code that fulfills the functional and technical requirements of the project
  • Provide the Project Manager with feedback regarding the time allotted to assigned tasks
  • Analyze and determine system standards and test procedures

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 8+ years of experience developing image processing algorithms
  • 5+ years of production experience
  • Proficiency in 3D Math and 2D image processing
  • Expertise in C++, Python, and Cuda
  • Expertise in one or more of the following: OpenGL, Vulkan, Metal DirectX
  • Experience in high bandwidth data optimization
  • Proven ability to ship a product
  • Thorough understanding of trade-offs in accelerated prototyping, performance, scalability, and maintainability
  • Expertise in GPU optimization
  • Experience with HLSL/GLSL or other equivalent shader languages
  • Experience in User Interface Programming
  • Experience with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with OpenFX or similar plugin architectures
  • Experience with source code management tools and practices
  • Thorough understanding of RAW data packing and compression algorithms
  • Broad grounding in image quality fundamentals and theory, including optics, image sensors, camera systems, lighting, and display technologies

SUPERVISION:  

  • Reports to the Senior Director, Capture Development

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:   

  • Able to work in Burbank, CA
  • Ability to travel and work with external vendors (5%)
  • Ability to travel to a production location/set on occasion (5%)
posted 4/27/21

Color Imaging Scientist / Engineer

E Ink is seeking a creative engineer / scientist to join an innovative team inventing display driving methods for next-generation electrophoretic display systems.  You will be responsible for prototyping, developing, and implementing novel imaging algorithms for reflective color displays for use in next-generation E Ink products, while working towards system-level optimization of display performance. Typical activities include characterizing image quality of displays using measurement systems, developing and implementing color mapping and rendering algorithms, comparing approaches and providing analyses, and optimizing algorithms with the team implementing them on custom hardware / software systems.  As a key team member, you will be expected to take on exploratory projects that lead to product improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and validate new color mapping and rendering algorithms for use in products
  • Develop methods for characterizing image quality of color reflective displays
  • Document algorithms and collaborate with team implementing algorithms in prototype systems such as host-based or embedded systems-based displays
  • Develop protocols and workflows for using methods in commercial products
  • Contribute to the development of image quality assessment methods for color reflective displays

Qualifications

  • M.S. with 3+ years of industrial experience, or Ph.D., in a field such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Color Science, or Applied Mathematics
  • Image processing:  digital image processing algorithm development, especially in areas such as halftoning, image enhancement methods, anti-aliasing, and computational geometry
  • Color science: understanding of colorimetry, human visual system models, color appearance models, physics of color formation, optical modeling
  • Device color:  knowledge of gamut mapping, ICC profiles, color calibration methods
  • Software/programming languages: experience in Matlab and Python required
  • Preferred: Experience with deep learning methods applied to images, modeling of physical systems and statistical analysis Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multidisciplinary team

Requisition Number:SENIO02179
Contact HR coordinator: [email protected]


posted 4/5/21