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Sr. Image Processing/Software Engineer

Location: Pasadena, California
Job Category: Engineering - Hardware

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The qualified individual will be responsible for development of advanced image processing, computer vision and characterization algorithms, software for state-of-the-art prototype experimental imaging cameras.

Prototype camera systems may include RGB, 3D and/or cameras.

Development environments include Windows, Linux, C/C++, Matlab etc.

Responsibilities include:

  • Data acquisition and processing from the prototype camera
  • Evaluation and characterization of camera and sensor performance using Macbeth chart and/or resolution chart etc.
  • Development and optimization of full image processing pipeline including demosaic, de-noise, FPN removal, sharpening etc.
  • Development, implementation, debug, evaluation of algorithms for real-time 2D/3D image processing and object recognition
  • Development, implementation of algorithms for 3D point cloud generation, image processing, noise reduction
  • Development, implementation of algorithms for 2D/3D image fusion
  • Writing patent disclosures and papers


  • MS degree in EE or CS with 3 years of industry experience minimum
  • Expert in C++
  • Critically, must be a quick learner, able to continuously absorb, make sense of and put to immediate use large amounts of engineering information
  • Excellent experience in ISP development and knowledge of common image quality metrics
  • Excellent experience in computer vision and/or machine learning algorithms
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be motivated and able to work without supervision

Optional, but highly desirable:

  • Proficiency in Matlab, Python and OpenCV
  • Experience with imaging software development
  • Understanding of hardware design concepts
  • Ability to debug both software and hardware



Samsung Semiconductor Inc. (SSI), an equal opportunity employer, is a world leader in Memory, System LSI, and LCD technologies. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SSI is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - the second largest semiconductor manufacturer in the world and the industry's volume and technology leader in DRAM, NAND Flash, SSDs, mobile DRAM and graphics memory. It is one of the largest providers of system logic, imaging and LED lighting solutions, as well as providing advanced process design and manufacturing for fabless companies. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. also has a research and innovation center with numerous labs providing product design and research in: logic, memory, image sensors, displays and mobile technologies. In addition, the company supports Samsung Display Company, the largest producer of LCD and OLED displays.


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