Sensor Calibration Engineer - SPG
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
One of Apple’s R&D groups is currently seeking an algorithm development engineer to support sensor calibration. Responsible for developing new (experimental) processes and prototyping/evaluating the calibration algorithms that will be scaled by the implementation team. Delivers prototype code, documentation, and golden datasets with expected results. Responsible for interfacing with test equipment, test software automation and analysis of results. This position will require the individual to understand industry best practices, develop novel characterization and modeling techniques, as well as support transition to implementation teams.
- Background in computer vision, robotics or optics (camera models).
- Numerical methods and optimization such as LS, NLLS, batch optimization, bundle adjustment, VIO/SLAM
- Experience transitioning R&D algorithms into production systems.
- Understanding of stochastics, statistics & random processes
- Linear algebra, 3D data manipulation, computational geometry
- Ability to perform software development for test equipment and data analysis.
- Expert in scientific computing languages such as Matlab/Python
- Proficient in C/C++ development.
- Experience working with source control tools (git)
In this role you will work with sensor hardware engineering and our data product consumers from the algorithms teams to develop calibration performance requirements. You will create descriptive models for sensor intrinsic and extrinsic for cameras, depth sensors, IMUs, and other sensors projects! You will develop novel techniques to calibrate these sensors and prototype scalable factory production systems. Your hard work in calibration will define the sensing performance critical to the success of our teams. It would be great to have experience in: • Standing up a novel calibration process from first principles to production • Factory production techniques (GRR, V&V, line optimization) • Fundamental understanding of robotics and typical sensor data consumers, impact of sensor quality on consumers
Education & Experience
• Degrees in Computer Science, Computer Vision, Physics/Optics, or Robotics • M.S. in Engineering + minimum of 5 years of industry experience • PHd. in Engineering + minimum of 3 years of industry experience
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