Research Scientist, Camera Perception (PhD)

Research Scientist, Camera Perception (PhD)
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Sunnyvale, CA
Meta Reality Labs brings together world-class experts to develop and ship groundbreaking products at the intersection of hardware, software, and content. We have a clear mandate to ship products at scale. In particular, seemingly impossible products that define new categories that advance Meta's mission of connecting the world. The MRL Technology Engineering Team has the responsibility for taking breakthroughs in core technology and delivering them to market at scale, and our Camera Team seeks a Camera Perception Scientist who has extended experience of leading high-performance imaging perception tuning from concept to production volume ramp in consumer electronics. This is a full-time position.
Research Scientist, Camera Perception (PhD) Responsibilities
  • Research and develop best methodologies to tune image processing pipeline for camera systems
  • Conduct subjective and objective image quality studies to assist internal R&D projects
  • Research algorithm solutions to improve image quality for camera products
  • Research, design and develop tools, metrics and workflows to improve camera tuning process
  • Manage and report image quality deliverables to cross-functional team
  • Review and contribute to the overall camera system design
Minimum Qualifications
  • Currently has, or in the process of obtaining, a PhD degree in the field of Image Processing, Color Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field
  • Experience designing experimental methods and extracting data to answer complex questions
  • Experience developing simple automation/script/tools to assist product/research development process
  • Interpersonal skills: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration
  • Must obtain work authorization in the country of employment at the time of hire and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of image processing techniques, ISP blocks and mainstream computational photography algorithms for mobile camera product
  • Working knowledge or research of human perception and statistical analysis
  • Strong track record in cross-functional collaboration and communications
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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