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Senior Camera Engineer at Motional for fully autonomous automotive driving systems

For more information on this and related roles, please email: [email protected]motional.com

As a Senior Camera Engineer, you will work on core imaging technologies that enable turnkey cameras for fully autonomous automotive driving systems. 
We have offices in Boston, MA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Milpitas, CA.

What You'll Do:

  • Design electronics related to autonomous vehicle camera sensors, with a focus on CMOS image sensors, high-speed serial interfaces, low-noise power supplies
  • Collaborate closely with suppliers on camera electrical hardware design and implementation
  • Own the image sensor technology roadmap and vendor selection
  • Develop image sensor requirements and work closely with vendors on qualification of new sensors
  • Support the camera image sensor bring up activities
  • Work directly with the software teams on image signal processor requirements, tuning, sensor configurations, and image quality testing
  • Support hardware prototype builds on benchtop and in-vehicle integration
  • Troubleshoot issues in the hardware prototype in vehicle
  • Assist with camera system testing
  • Support product design reviews
  • Perform worst case analysis and simulation to ensure compliance to customer requirements
  • Create a product verification plan and perform testing.
  • Support EMC and validation testing
  • Utilize structured problem-solving techniques for test failure resolution
  • Develop and maintain electrical DFMEA

What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or Physics is required
  • 5+ years hands on experience with electronic system design, electrical engineering, CMOS image sensor integration, bring up, tuning, implementation and testing is required
  • Ability to multitask across various project activities and work with a global program team
  • Extensive experience with digital CMOS image sensors is required
  • Lab equipment experience with common lab equipment, including power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, and multimeters is required
  • Experience with other vehicle communication networks (CAN, Ethernet, LIN, Serial) is desired
  • Possess a strong work ethic to support the Production team design efforts and timing
  • Experience with Altium Designer is desired
  • Experience with high-speed serial interfaces is desired

This is an exciting opportunity for a system engineer to join a very dynamic group of people working on cutting edge camera technologies for our autonomous vehicle system. As a camera systems engineer you will work very closely with the cross functional teams, as well as have hands-on experience with the autonomous vehicle.

posted 7/19/22

Senior Senior C++ Software Engineer - Lidar Perception at Motional for fully autonomous automotive driving systems

For more information on this and related roles, please email: [email protected] 
Location: Milpitas, California, United States

We're looking for a Senior Software Engineer to design and develop the C++ software of our onboard lidar perception pipeline. The ideal candidate will be responsible for architecting an optimized software to fuse pointclouds coming from multiple lidars, preprocess the merged pointcloud going into our deep lidar CNNs like PointPillars, PointPainting, PolarStream and post-processing the outputs. Lidar perception is a safety critical system, and your work will be essential to ensuring that the software is well-designed, robust, efficient and correct. Your work will be at the heart of the entire AV system.

What You'll Do:

  • Collaborate to design, implement, optimize and test the onboard software pipeline for lidar perception
  • Conduct code reviews and guide junior team members on code quality, correctness and efficiency
  • Provide technical leadership across the organization in the areas of code quality and design
  • Collaborate with the team of algorithm experts within perception, prediction and tracking

Required Skills and Background:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field
  • 5+ years of production focused C++ software development experience
  • Strong background in modern C++ (i.e., C++11 and beyond)
  • Experience in designing data pipelines
  • Ability to communicate across multiple teams, researchers and engineers

Preferred Skills and Background:

  • Experience with point cloud processing algorithms and Geometric Computer Vision
  • Strong background in linear algebra
  • Solid background in parallelism, concurrency
  • CUDA programming

Motional is a driverless technology company making self-driving vehicles a safe, reliable, and accessible reality.

posted 7/19/22

Senior Lidar Component Engineer at Motional for fully autonomous automotive driving systems

For more information on this and related roles, please email: [email protected] 
We have offices in Boston, MA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Milpitas, CA.

As part of the LiDAR Component Engineering team you will be collaborating with cross functional teams to develop and integrate next generation LiDARs for AV vehicles. You will directly contribute to Motional’s driverless future by ensuring the key sensors involved are safe, effective, and meet Motional’s high standards through collaboration with cross-functional technical teams.

What you'll be doing:

  • Use your knowledge of systems engineering best practices to support internal and external stakeholders in the development of LiDAR sensor technologies
  • Triage and root cause any reported defects in hardware and/or software, fix and document, and implement
    preventative measures
  • Validate bug fixes both on the bench and in-vehicle
  • Own, update, peer review, and document requirements for modules through engineering change requests
  • Update Module Test Plans as design and validation efforts evolve
  • Work with and train Test Engineering to ensure proper test plan execution
  • Design custom validation setups, including automation and post-processing of data
  • Support Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) integration activities
  • Support Vehicle integration activities, including field testing and verification
  • Take ownership of module Diagnostics and Vehicle Networking
  • Mentor engineering co-ops/interns

What we're looking for:

  • Strong focus on LiDAR technologies which includes lasers, detectors, beam steering mechanisms, signal processing, lens design, and packaging
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience in systems engineering, integration, and test
  • Experience with end-to-end system integration of complex electro-mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of LiDAR KPI testing (Point cloud, range, reflectivity etc.)
  • Familiar with computer networking concepts (TCP vs UDP, VLANs, SSH)
  • Experience with Linux and developing scripting software independently
  • Hands-on experience of working in lab environment with different equipment and vehicle electrical systems
  • Electrical Lab Experience (soldering, lab management, Oscilloscopes/DMMs/Programmable Power Supplies)
  • Experience with component testing
  • Understanding of automotive and/or robotic systems
  • Working knowledge of Linux environment
  • Experience with an issue-tracking and task management software platform such as JIRA, Polarion, and Confluence

Bonus Points:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering
  • 5+ years of experience in LiDAR system engineering, integration, and test
  • Experience in automotive communication protocols such as CAN and Ethernet
  • Python 3 scripting, using Git and JIRA for development tools
  • Experience with FuSa and cybersecurity
  • Experience with automotive LiDAR technologies

This is an exciting opportunity for a system engineer to join a very dynamic group of people working on cutting edge LiDAR technologies for our autonomous vehicle system. As a system engineer you will work very closely with the cross functional teams, as well as have hands-on experience with the autonomous vehicle.

posted 7/19/22

Color Supervisor

THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY

MSG Sphere Studio in Burbank, CA - a Madison Square Garden Entertainment 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.

https://jobs.msgentertainment.com/entertainment/jobs/17120?lang=en-us

Posted 4/5/2022

Image Scientist

The Madison Square Garden Company

Department: Production
Supervisor: Capture Project Manager


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 algorithm

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 libraries
  • In-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.

Apply: https://jobs.msgsphere.com/sphere/jobs/13934?lang=en-us

Posted 4/1/22