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Software Engineer, Imaging at Google (Sunnyvale, CA)

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Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Mountain View, CA, USA; San Bruno, CA, USA; San Francisco, CA, USA; Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience with one or more general purpose programming languages including but not limited to: Java, C/C++, C#, Objective C, Python, JavaScript, or Go.
  • Experience in computer vision/machine learning, image processing, or computer graphics.
  • Experience in computational photography algorithm or ISP (3A and image restoration/enhancement algorithms) development.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • Experience with camera automatic control algorithm development implementation (i.e. auto white balance, auto focus, auto exposure, auto flicker detection/correction, auto scene detection).
  • Experience in GPU, Halide, or other functional languages.
  • Interest in consumer cameras and photography.

About the job

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Googles needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

As a Software Engineer, you will work hands-on with scientists and engineers in one of the most advanced image quality labs built. You will also research, learn, build, and deploy camera systems that will excite users across the world!

Google is and always will be an engineering company. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on millions, if not billions, of users. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on massive scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, Social to Local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


  • Design, develop, implement and optimize algorithms for Google products.
  • Develop new algorithms to improve the image/video quality (SNR, color reproduction, stabilization, facial enhancements) or enable new photography features.
  • Develop auto white balance, auto exposure, auto focus, auto flicker detection/correction, auto scene detection algorithms for Google products.
  • Work cross-functionally with hardware teams to support algorithm implementation and optimization.
  • Integrate imaging simulation controls, image analysis and data visualization.
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