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Image Sensor Firmware Engineer

Company: Oculus
Location: Redmond
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Facebook Reality Labs is a world leader in the design of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems. Come work alongside technology visionaries and research scientists to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. The Cameras & Sensors (C&S) team gathers world class expertise and talent in photographic and machine vision cameras, imaging sensors, and depth, inertial, and bio sensing systems, and owns the development and validation for all these sensing systems across the whole AR, VR & Portal product portfolios.We are looking for a Firmware Engineer to help design a camera system using a custom design control board, bring up image sensor test boards and develop sensor test programs to enable image sensor characterization. This individual will be responsible for sensor board and camera system firmware development, software development for sensor characterization test program, and camera system application interface program development.


  • Develop and standardize Image sensor test program platform to support both custom design and OTS sensors.
  • Develop API engine to integrate board, sensor, and external instrument control.
  • Develop GUI based test program to enable sensor control, image streaming, and image data analysis.
  • Analyze, design, develop and debug image sensor drivers/firmware for image sensor reference design, image sensor characterization board, and image sensor validation board.
  • Work closely with cross functional teams to define test spec and procedures for new prototype devices and systems.


    • BS degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience.
    • 7+ years experience with driver and board-level system software development.
    • Significant experience with hardware development board bring-up and troubleshooting.
    • Experience with serial bus controllers, such as BusPirate and Scout.
    • Expertise in microcontroller based embedded system development, like Arduino.
    • Experience with peripherals and communication protocols such as USB, SPI, MIPI CSI/DSI, MIPI CPHY/DPHY, I2C/I3C, UART, GPIO, etc.
    • Experience using Python for device driver development and lab equipment control.
    • Experience with software design and programming in Python/C/C++ for development and debugging.


      • Experience with scripting image processing algorithms based on OpenCV library.
      • Experience in camera control firmware development and developing API engine to enable multiple onboard device control.
      • Experience in GUI based application program development.
      • Experience in instrumentation control and automated test program development.
      • Experience with working independently and managing priorities, extensive experience of using Git and Mercurial to manage projects.


        Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

        Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

Keywords: Oculus, Redmond , Image Sensor Firmware Engineer, Engineering , Redmond, Washington

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