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Verkada

Security cameras backed by smart software.

Camera Image & Video Quality Engineer
San Mateo, CA, US
Job Description / Skills Required

About Verkada
At Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. Today, we build security cameras that detect action, identify danger and help keep people and places safe and secure. Using a combination of software and hardware, we’re transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades—and we already support thousands of customers. But this is just the beginning. We envision a world in which security systems feel as seamless and modern as the organizations they protect and our enterprise solution becomes a model for not just business security, but public security as well.

Job Description
We are looking for a great teammate who is dedicated to understanding, building, and enabling cutting-edge camera features. This role requires an understanding of different camera pipeline components, their impact on image and video quality, and a clear vision of what constitutes a phenomenal camera. You will run image and video quality evaluations through experimental studies both in-lab and in the field and provide direct feedback to the engineering teams. In this role you'll be a critical part of a fast-paced, collaborative team and work in a high energy, time-constrained, multitasking environment to significantly impact our image/video quality.

Responsibilities
Setting up lab and field environments for image/video quality testingDesigning and conducting experimentsIterating through various parameters to optimize image/video qualityBuilding automated tooling to collect data on image/video qualityDeveloping a testing methodology to gather input on subjective image/video quality changes

Requirements Familiarity in C and PythonExperience in, or an understanding of, the methodology used in objective and subjective camera image quality benchmarking and analysisExcellent sense of photography and videography/cinematography (understanding on a technical & artistic level as to what makes a good photograph "good", and a good video "good")Deep understanding of digital photography, camera image processing technologies, and aspects of computational photographyUnderstanding of conventional camera pipelines & operations and why they are necessary: sharpening, denoising, HDR & image fusion concepts, compression & video coding, etc.Focus on details, with strong debugging & analytical skillsExcellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work collaboratively with a cross-functional teamAbility to deliver outstanding results under times of intense levels of deadlines and heavy workload

About our team
Behind the scenes, we’re a team of computer scientists, hardware engineers and experienced founders who saw a chance to make a real impact. We’re united by the challenge of building beautiful products, designed for real people—and by our commitment to using technology responsibly. We believe keeping data private and secure is core to our safety as individuals, businesses and communities and we put great care into building systems that embody our values as people. Likewise, many of Silicon Valley’s top investors believe in us: we’re backed by Sequoia Capital, FirstRound, Meritech and Siemens (Next47).