Director of Electrical Engineering at Light.co
Palo Alto, CA, US
Light is pushing the boundaries of camera technology, making multi-aperture cameras more accessible than ever before. Light technology combines advanced optics, custom ASIC, and powerful software to enable anyone (or anything) to capture, edit and share high-quality images and depth maps. Backed by SoftBank, Leica, and top Silicon Valley venture firms, we have assembled a world-class team of engineers who are reimagining the art and science of imaging from photography to machine vision.
This is your unique opportunity to collaborate with our hardware design team and gain domain expertise in a radically new camera technology.

what you will do...

    • Responsible for all electrical development of full camera products, camera modules, and Light technology development kits.
    • Support major OEMs licensing Light technology through design guides, reviews, test, and verification.  
    • Lead, mentor, and scale a team of electrical engineers, PCB designers, and technicians through architecture, design, prototype, EVT, DVT, PVT, MP, EFFA, and EOL.  
    • Collaborate with Mechanical and Optical Engineering on board outline, mounting, interconnects, thermal, shock/vibe, ingress, and compliance.
    • Define and uphold the electrical engineering process: tool selection and maintenance, configuration management, design rules / best practices, design reviews, and document packages.
    • Liaison with quick prototype vendors in the Bay Area to the world’s largest ODMs and OEMs in Taiwan and China.
    • Partner with Product and Program Management on what is needed by the product and/or customer and when it will be done.
    • Estimate, manage, and approve budgets and purchases for prototypes, small tools, and capital equipment.

what you bring to Light...

    • Highly integrated mobile electromechanical integration of several rigid, rigid-flex, flex, battery, LCD, etc. with design considerations for EMI, thermal, vibe, drop, tumble, IP67, etc.
    • Experience developing PCB’s with phone or phone-like rigid high-density, tight pitch, 10+ layer HDI, multiple BGA to rigid flex camera modules to simple push-button or connector flex.
    • Experience shipping Consumer Electronic products, Cameras/Mobile preferred.  
    • Camera module experience a huge plus.
    • Tool experience a plus; Cadence OrCAD/Allegro/Sigrity, Arena Solutions, Atlassian JIRA/Confluence, Google Apps.  
    • 15+ years experience Electrical Engineering.
    • 7+ years experience leading teams.

oh, but there's more...

    • You get to up-level your game as you work with world class technologists who have proven they know how to create extraordinary technology.
    • We offer high quality medical, dental, vision, life, maternity and commuter benefits.
    • We value flexibility and know that it's a 2-way street. So our teammates get to enjoy our open time off policy.
    • Our passion for photography is evident in everything we do from our in-house photo talks, gallery walks and other photography-obsessed events!
    • Food. Yes. We eat a lot.
    • Be one of the first photography enthusiasts to get your hands on the L16!