Systems Control Engineer- Camera

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200187579
The Camera Systems Engineering Group develops systems, calibration, and correction procedures to maintain high image quality over a wide range of use cases and component variation. Past projects have addressed color balance, color shading, autofocus, image stabilization, position sensing and stereo imaging. The team is seeking an exceptional control systems engineer with broad skills to design and develop the next generation of camera technology.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience
  • Expertise in linear and nonlinear control systems design, including realizations for electronic and electromechanical systems
  • Expertise in estimation and Kalman filtering
  • Ability to formulate lumped-mass dynamic models from first principles, and proficiency with flexible body dynamics
  • Expertise in the use of Matlab and Simulink for modeling and simulation
  • Expertise in systems characterization and identification
  • Proficiency with test equipment such as dynamic signal analyzers and oscilloscopes
  • Experience with real-time control-system realization with micro-controllers (DSP, C, C++)
  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, troubleshooting, data-analysis, systems modeling)
  • Great interpersonal skills - the ability to collaborate across groups
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to take ownership of complicated problems and see them through to completion
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficiency with simple mechanical prototyping for lab purposes (3D modeling, having parts made through 3rd parties)
  • Familiarity with XPC target
  • Familiarity with NI CRIO Real-time
  • Familiarity with CAD / Solid modeling tools
  • Familiarity with inertial navigation sensors and sensor fusion
  • Familiarity with camera, optics and electro-optics technology
  • FPGA control-system realizations
  • Familiarity with Python
  • Familiarity with version control utilities


Camera system engineering involves systems-level analysis and modeling of imaging and sensing systems, modeling dynamic systems and developing robust control strategies, design and construction of prototypes to guide development and assess user impact, definition of tests and procedures to determine parametric specifications, and the documentation of requirements and design considerations. Applicants for the Control Systems Engineer role should be skilled in several of these areas: Systems-level analysis and modeling of electromechanical systems Control systems analysis, synthesis, and implementation Measurement system prototyping, including HW, FW and SW development Automation of measurement procedures and data analysis (Matlab, Python, etc.) Interfaces and components for electromechanical applications (laser metrology, micro controllers, magnetic sensors, actuators) Defining, documenting, publishing and maintaining system specifications Defining subsystem and system level tests to characterize and/or guarantee parametric specifications Management of project deliverables and schedules to meet commitments to product development teams Discovering and tracking external technology development by suppliers, competitors, and academia Occasional international travel to existing and potential vendors of camera technology

Education & Experience

MS/PhD in a relevant field (Physics, ME, EE, ASE, CS, Optical Engineering)

Additional Requirements