• Senior Optical and Camera Engineer

    Location CA-Mississauga
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  • Overview

    Zebra builds tracking technology and solutions that generate actionable information and insight, giving companies unprecedented visibility into their businesses. Our solutions provide very precise operational data not only about where things are, but what condition they are in, allowing business leaders to use data to make better, more informed decisions, respond in real-time and ultimately, help businesses understand how they work, and how they could work better.


    Zebra’s Engineering Product Innovation team is seeking an experienced optical and camera engineer to simulate, design and test complex optical systems involving both 2D and 3D sensors.  The ideal candidate takes ownership of their work, is self-motivated & practical in their problem-solving and thrives in a fast-paced, highly-collaborative applied research environment.


    • Full definition, simulation and design of optical path for complex 2D and 3D camera systems including lens and camera selection, lens parameters calculation, multi-lens systems, lens testing and characterization
    • Definition and design of illumination system for given design including illumination characteristics requirements, evaluation, testing and characterization
    • Definition and design of imaging system calibration methodology
    • Identify potential issues in optical systems and computer vision algorithms that may impact performance
    • Create test plans and automated evaluation methodologies for complex optical systems and computer vision algorithms involving both 2D and 3D sensors


    • Education:
      • Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Optics, Computer Science, Physics or Imaging Science
      • Preferred graduate degree (Masters/PhD in the field of optics, computer vision, physics)
      • 3+ years of camera and optical system development
    • Understanding of optical physics and major principles of simulation and design of optical systems
    • Experience developing compact, small, miniature or micro optical systems
    • Experience with 3D dimensioning technologies (ToF, Lidars, Rangefinders, structured light) and image processing algorithms
    • Experience with optical design and image evaluation tools such as OpticStudio (Zemax), Code V, Imatest, etc.
    • Experience with Matlab, C++
    • Knowledge of imaging sensor characteristics, sensor selection and evaluation, camera selection and integration, testing and characterization
    • Ability to write simple camera evaluation and test programs (C++, etc.) for selected camera (given camera API) for Linux, Windows
    • Knowledge of image processing concepts: exposure fusion, HDR, “focus from defocus”, etc…
    • Knowledge of various optical properties of materials.
    • Knowledge of optical parameters for 3D sensors: ToF, Structured Light, Stereo systems.
    • Imaging system quality assurance and testing integrated solution
    • Able to grasp new concepts quickly
    • Able to adapt and use these patterns in innovative ways to develop custom solutions
    • Able to take initiative on issues and report results instead of waiting for task lists
    • Good presentation skills, both prepared and “on demand” talks


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