Image Quality Characterization Engineer

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Summary

Facebook Reality Labs brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance Facebook's mission of connecting the world. The FRL Technology Engineering Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs in core technology and delivering them to market at scale, and our Image Quality Testing Team seeks a Image Quality Characterization Engineer who has extended experience supporting imaging system development.

Required Skills

  • Develop, characterize, and perform objective IQ analysis for imaging systems
  • Work with external vendors and internal teams to design, procure for, and manage image quality labs contributing to camera architecture, bring up, tuning, and qualification
  • Work with external vendors and internal teams to design, procure for, and manage image quality labs contributing to camera architecture, bring up, tuning, and qualification
  • Develop tools for test creation and data analysis in ADB, MATLAB, or Python
  • Triage and debug image quality related problems during development cycles
  • Manage and report image quality deliverables to cross-functional team to guide product development


Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelors in Photography, Imaging Science, Color Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, or related fields/experience
  • 2+ years experience in image/video quality test, metrics, and evaluation methods for benchmarking or camera characterization (sensor, module, device)
  • Experience with evaluation of camera optical/sensing, image processing techniques, ISP blocks or mainstream computational photography algorithms for mobile camera product
  • Experience in implementing or creating and debugging image quality test infrastructure (hardware, charts, software, automation) and evaluation platforms (DXO, Imatest, IQ Analyzer, etc.)
  • Dedication to advance the imaging user experience in consumer products


Preferred Qualification

  • PhD in Photography, Imaging Science, Color Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Optical, or related fields.
  • Contributions to ICPQ, IEEE or other IQ standards organizations
  • 10+ years experience characterizing camera hardware (sensor, module, device) and performing image quality evaluation for consumer cameras (ISP, algo, app), digital cameras, or other imaging systems
  • 10+ years experience building and managing engineering lab spaces for IQ for benchmarking, camera characterization, and psychophysics studies
  • Experience forecasting and procuring for engineering labs including inventory management/transportation and support/maintenance (charts, lights, controllers, hardware, software, tools, consumables)
  • Experience with administering engineering lab and operations including organization, breakdown/setup, security and access, equipment training, and safety protocols
  • Optical lab equipment experience including operation of oscilloscopes, power meters, spectrometers, cameras/detectors etc.
  • Experience collaborating with EHS/Facilities/Regulatory agencies to establish requirements and engineering and teaching practices for quality and safety
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: optical system design, sensor technology, imaging algorithms, camera ISP and computation photography features, imaging lab design and setup, software QA process
  • Expert in MATLAB or Python for operating lab systems, lab automation, data collection, and analysis. Familiarity with Android/Adb
  • Experience establishing IQ KPI's and designing/conducting objective and subjective experiments of prototype hardware and software to critically examine image quality, behavior, and performance at the device, module, and component level (e.g. optical, thermal, system, electrical)
  • Background in industry image quality test protocols and standards in the market
  • Experience leading teams and shipping consumer electronics at scale
  • Experience with user experience regards to photography and videography feature


EOE

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