Image Sensor Design Consultant - Light Field Cinema

Lytro, Mountain View, CA

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Duration: Full-Time

Lytro is revolutionizing high-end content creation for Virtual Reality and Cinema with the world’s first professional Light Field solutions. We are backed by top-tier VCs including Andreessen-Horowitz, Greylock Partners, NEA, and North Bridge Venture Partners and have built a world-class team and dynamic culture driven by innovation and collaboration.

About Lytro Cinema:
Lytro Cinema is the world's first professional light field solution for Film and TV production. From the proprietary camera to post-production and final output mastering, our system enables unparalleled creative freedom and flexibility on set and in post-production. Our Cinema team is expanding and looking for a senior engineer with deep background in high-end imaging applications and a thorough understanding of computer vision and/or computational imaging. You will develop and implement complex algorithms that will enable the creative benefits relating to cinematography and visual effects.

About The Opportunity:
 We are developing next generation light-field sensors, and we are looking for a consultant with deep knowledge of image sensor hardware design. We are working on gigapixel-scale technology and require knowledge of state-of-the-art CMOS sensor technology to help us develop advanced imaging solutions. In this role you will use your expertise to help push the technical limits of what can be accomplished with Light Field imaging.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate sensor design constraints and trade-offs
  • Research state of the art sensor technology
  • Contribute to product design specifications
  • Communicate requirements with vendors and identify potential risks

Required Skills & Experience:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
  • 8+ years experience in design and manufacturing of CMOS sensors
  • Strong knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
  • Pixel performance metrics
  • Image noise sources
  • CMOS sensor fabrication
  • Sensor readout electronics
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of image noise reduction techniques
  • Experience with image quality analysis
  • PhD is a plus.

About Lytro

At Lytro, we believe that Light Field will continue to shape the course of Virtual and Augmented Reality, and we’re incredibly proud of the role we’ve been able to play in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We’ve uncovered challenges we never dreamed of and made breakthroughs at a seemingly impossible pace. We’ve had some spectacular successes, and built entire systems that no one thought possible. More importantly, we built a team that was singularly unified in its focus and unrivaled in its dedication. It has been an honor and a pleasure to contribute to the cinema and Virtual Reality communities, but starting today we will not be taking on new productions or providing professional services as we prepare to wind down the company. We’re excited to see what new opportunities the future brings for the Lytro team as we go our separate ways. We would like to thank the various communities that have supported us and hope that our paths will cross in the future. Lytro was founded in 2006 by Executive Chairman Ren Ng, whose Ph.D. research on Light Field imaging won Stanford University’s prize for best thesis in computer science. In late 2015, Lytro announced the world's first Light Field solution for Virtual Reality (VR), Lytro Immerge, that was quickly followed by the 2016 launch of Lytro Cinema, the world's first Light Field capture system for cinematic content. With these products, Lytro pioneered the generational shift from legacy 2D imaging to 3D volumetric video.


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