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About the Role
Freefly Systems, the company that redefined camera movement with the introduction of the MōVI (a compact, lightweight, 3-axis camera stabilizer) has launched its first camera, the Wave and it’s a hit! We are on the lookout for a uniquely talented embedded Linux Engineer who loves cinematography to get in on the fun.
As a member of the Wave Team, you’ll join us on our mission to develop the world’s most innovative professional camera systems in a fast paced, multidisciplinary, startup environment with direct impact on our product roadmap
The ideal candidate is a jack of all trades with a diverse portfolio of built work spanning multiple industries and demonstrates a thorough understanding of complex electromechanical systems. Most importantly, you must have a positive “can do” attitude, play well with others, embrace a challenge, and realize that every failure is a critical step toward creating innovative products.
We need your help to answer the following questions and many more:
- What processing should we do on-camera (FPGA, embedded CPU, GPU) vs. off-camera (Phone, Laptop, Cloud) in our next generation camera system
- Which flavor of Linux should we use and why?
- What wireless chip would you advocate for in our next gen products? Why?
- What are the larger industry trends that we should be keeping an eye on to keep our team productive? Parts, tools, processes, shortcuts?
- What should the ideal scientific camera do?
- What does the long term roadmap for cameras look like? Will big improvements come from hardware or software in the future?
- How could you identify the pose (Location and Orientation) of a camera and localise it in space? How would you do this given different sensors or restrictions on the environment (e.g. a site that you can prepare and control vs a natural environment that you cannot prepare ahead of time)
- What tools and features would help bridge the real and virtual worlds?
- Configure, validate, and deploy embedded Linux kernels based on product needs.
- Evaluate, modify, and, if needed, create Linux drivers for camera peripherals.
- Architect a simple and responsive on-camera user interface.
- Design efficient software that can run on low power camera systems.
- Collaborate with team to architect system layout (IO - GPU - CPU - Storage - FPGA - Sensor).
- Bring techniques used in other spaces (video games, cell phones, etc) into the video / cinema industry.
- Evaluate new technologies (hardware, software, tools).
- Enable new levels of image performance via deep learning techniques.
- Conduct materials, technology, and process research to develop products that achieve lofty performance requirements.
- Perform simulation, testing, and analysis to ensure products that live up to Freefly name.
- Multitask across a range of products in varying levels of completion while meeting schedules and hitting milestones.
- Provide cross-functional support to internal and external teams.
- Mentor and teach whenever possible.
- Document your adventure along the way to share with internal / external teams.
- Proficiency in embedded Linux kernel and device driver development and debug.
- Excellent C/C++ programming and debugging skills
- Experience in cameras systems, imaging systems, and computer vision.
- Software development across the range from hardware integration/interaction, low level software to handle high-throughput data streams, processing algorithms, and programming applications with GUI (graphical user interface).
- Emphasis on embedded software with real-time requirements.
- Serial digital communication knowledge (UART, I2C, CAN, SPI).
- Hands on experience with measurement and test equipment (oscilloscopes, DAQ’s, etc).
- Experience with version control systems.
- 5+ years of industry experience (preferred).
- Excellent communication skills, verbally and written.
- Experience working with multidisciplinary groups driving schedules and tasks.
- Passion for learning, iterating, and first principles.
- Must possess great ‘feel’. We need to move fast and good hunches save time.
Why you should join
- World class team that has out innovated marketplace for > 10 years
- Launch real products to real customers fast!
- Freedom to create and grow professionally
- Competitive compensation plus 20% profit sharing
- Generous benefits including medical, dental, vision
- Access to prototyping shop and resources
If you’re interested in joining our team, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your exciting projects, what you’re learning… and a few war stories.