image processing engineer (part-time/contractor) at
Redwood City, CA, US


Light is pioneering the era of the software-defined camera. Powered by sophisticated computational processes, software-defined cameras deliver intelligent, high-quality imaging at cost-effective, global scale. Light’s first product, the award-winning L16 Camera, has eliminated the quality or convenience dilemma that has plagued photographers for a century. Light’s foundational technologies, including its Lux Capacitor camera control chip and its Polar Fusion Engine for multi-image processing, are licensed for use in applications like smartphones and beyond. To learn more about Light, visit
The Image Quality Engineering group is responsible for all optics, sensor, ISP tuning, and testing.
As an Image Processing Engineer (part-time contractor), you will get to apply the full range of your expertise as we build a new kind of computational camera technology.  We are looking for innovative technologists who enjoy collaborating with an interdisciplinary team.  This is your opportunity to become a recognized expert in this state-of-the-art technology. Your contribution to the growth of the company will be immediately visible and appropriately rewarded.
This is a 6-12 month contractor role with the possibility of converting to full-time in the future.
Join us and make beautiful photography more accessible than ever before!

what you will do...

    • Design and implement image signal processing (ISP) algorithms to improve camera quality such as 3A, demosaic, chromatic aberration correction, denoising, sharpening, tone mapping etc.
    • Contribute to Light's computational imaging ISP to enhance and add features for next-generation products.
    • Characterize and optimize ISP for different configuration of products.

what you bring to Light...

    • Expertise in image and video processing, and computational photography algorithm development
    • Thorough understanding of camera ISP
    • Strong understanding of Image Quality concepts
    • Demonstrated fluency in C/C++ and software engineering skills
    • MS with extensive industry experience or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering
    • Strong understanding of Photography

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.
      • 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.
This part-time contractor role based at Light's Palo Alto headquarters is ready to be filled immediately.