Perception Hardware System Architect, Augmented Reality


Job Description

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience with perception hardware and software design and development.
  • 3 years of experience designing, prototyping, testing, or maintaining augmented or virtual reality products.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with engineering or leadership across levels of product maturity, research and development to production.
  • Experience with classical computer vision and algorithms for context understanding, tracking, and pose estimation.
  • Experience with end-to-end AR perception system architecture and testing.
  • Knowledge of sensor-limited perception system Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), AR compute systems, device deformation and calibration.
  • Knowledge of sensors (e.g., cameras, IMUs, magnetometers) and sensor fusion.

About The Job

The Augmented Reality (AR) Team is working on the future of computing and Google’s central role in this emerging space. We build innovative hardware and software to help make computing more perceptive, immersive, and accessible.

Our Systems Engineering team collaborates across the entire AR team - hardware (e.g., Display System, Electronics, Audio, Sensing), software (e.g., OS and Platform, Perception, Experiences), Product, UX, Technical Program Management, and Product Integrity. It’s a small team of engineers with backgrounds in both hardware and software, responsible for cross-functional features that have direct impact on end-user capabilities (e.g., display performance, system latency, system power, system thermals, interaction and inputs, etc.).

The Google Augmented Reality team is a diverse group of experts tasked with building the foundations for great immersive computing and building helpful, delightful user experiences. We're focused on making immersive computing accessible to billions of people through mobile devices, and our scope continues to grow and evolve.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $208,000-$306,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

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  • Work across engineering to define system architectures that meet product requirements.
  • Perform proof-of-concept simulations and calculations and drive data-based design decisions.
  • Ensure technical trade-off decisions are inclusive of all stakeholder needs.
  • Leverage knowledge and experience to rapidly analyze, simulate, and/or prototype to support architectural directions and decisions.
  • Track and inform critical device budgets such as size, weight, accuracy, latency, and power to ensure devices meet user needs.

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