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Camera Engineering Manager

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Google, Inc.

Palo Alto, CA

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Camera Engineering Manager


Palo Alto


The Nest Camera team architects, designs, develops, and validates best in class camera subsystems for delivery to the market in Nest products. Our camera design engineers take full responsibility for the design and specification of these cameras.

The work:

Manage Nest’s small but capable camera engineering team, which is responsible for the architecture, design, and validation of the imaging sub-system in Nest’s camera products.

Develop technology, personnel, and vendor roadmaps to ensure Nest’s long term leadership in the field of surveillance cameras

Lead discussions with product management and other cross functional teams about how to best use current and future imaging technologies to deliver high value experiences to our customers

Develop and support the engineers on the team

The team designs Nest’s future cameras by owning sensor selection, lens specifications, module architecture, and camera system level design

The team works with all cross-functional teams (software, product design, industrial design, program management, operations, finance, etc.) to deliver a successful product to market

The team manages camera vendors, including sensor, lens, and module manufacturers

The team validates their designs: component and system level validation, ensuring highest level image quality standards

The team brings the designs to mass production by setting factory test requirements, assists in software bring up, and travels on-site to the manufacturer to ensure the design is built and tested successfully

Minimum requirements:

BS MS in engineering (electrical, mechanical, or related)

10 years of practical camera engineering experience

Preferred requirements:

3 or more years direct management experience

Proven experience architecting and developing high volume cameras

Strong engineering fundamentals

CMOS image sensor experience including interfacing and tuning

Optics design and experience with stray light analysis

Image quality evaluation including test charts, algorithms, and lighting

Familiarity with digital imaging pipeline, image quality and algorithms (AE, AWB, etc)

Mechanical design and tolerance analysis of highly constrained, high-volume designs

Documentation of camera-specific design, test, and manufacturing requirements

Develop new test equipment and procedures for camera module validation and production test

Hands­-on experience in prototype bring-­up and debugging, functional verification and manufacturing support

Mandarin language skills a plus

Ability and willingness to travel internationally, up to 20%

At Nest, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Nest is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status.

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Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. In addition, the company offers Android, an open source mobile software platform; hardware products, including Chromebook, Chrome, Chromecast, and Nexus devices; Google+ to share things online with people; Google Play, a cloud-based digital entertainment store for apps, music, books, and movies; Google Drive, a place for users to create, share, collaborate, and keep their stuff; and Google Wallet, a virtual wallet for in-store contactless payments. Further, it provides Google Apps, which include Gmail, Calendar, and Google Sites that are built for people to work anywhere, anytime, on any device without loss of security or control; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a software solution for imagery and data visualization. Additionally, the company offers Google App Engine, a platform as a service offering; Google Cloud Storage; Google BigQuery for real time analytics; Google Cloud SQL for structured query language; and Google Compute Engine, an infrastructure as a service platform. It also offers mobile wireless devices, and related products and services. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

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