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Software Engineer, Light Field Processing

Mountain View, CA | Engineering

Job Description


Lytro is transforming the camera into a powerful computational photography platform and making conventional cameras a thing of the past. The key innovation is “light field” technology, which captures all of the light rays in a scene to create interactive, living pictures. Light field innovation enables unprecedented capabilities, including the ability to focus after a picture is taken, remarkable low-light sensitivity, and 3D viewing.
The company was founded in 2006 by CEO Dr. Ren Ng, whose research in light field photography won best PhD dissertation in computer science at Stanford in 2006 as well as the internationally recognized ACM award.
Lytro has raised approximately $50 million to date from Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners,NEA, and K9 Ventures along with individual investors.
As a software engineer in the light field processing group at Lytro, you will work on many aspects of the Lytro camera system, including manufacturing test, camera firmware, and the light field engine for processing raw light fields to produce interactive "living pictures." You will be working at the forefront of computational photography and will help Lytro bring these technologies from the lab to consumers.
  • Masters in computer science, electrical engineering, computer systems engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong background in image processing, computational photography, computer vision, or computer graphics.
  • Ability to implement existing state-of-the-art algorithms in computer vision, graphics, and image processing.
  • Strong programming background, ideally in C++.
  • Critical eye for photographic image quality.
  • Thorough understanding of digital image sensors and digital photography a plus.
  • GPU programming experience a plus.
You will be a part of the Picture Revolution. To us, this is the best darn perk we think there is. If you agree, you'll fit right in! Other benefits include competitive salary, health care, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, cool office, all the snacks you can stomach and the opportunity to work with a team that is world renowned for their intellect and rated off the charts for their niceness and dedication (in our opinion, the best combo!).


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