Imaging and Optical Engineer

  • Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Alitheon has invented the patented concept of the FeaturePrint™. Think of a FeaturePrint as a fingerprint for any solid object. As every person has a unique fingerprint, every object has small, unique properties that make it distinct from all other similar items. Featureprinting establishes a verifiable, fingerprint-like identity for every Featureprinted object. Consider the possibilities.

We’ve demonstrated that FeaturePrints work in the lab and in the real world. Now we need to deploy them to our customers via an enterprise-grade platform. We are a small team on a big mission and need to quickly scale to take advantage of the demand coming from Fortune 500 companies.

Do you want to help design our platform? Would you like to work on a creative machine vision platform? Are you passionate about working with a small but growing start-up? If so, we would love to talk to you.

Job Description

Imaging and Optical Engineer

You will be responsible for developing imaging solutions and collecting image data for Alitheon’s Featureprint technology. This work will range from performing initial feasibility experiments for potential customers to developing and deploying systems at customer sites. You will have an ownership stake in managing our imaging lab in order to be able to deliver these solutions. This position will work closely with our Research, Engineering, and Sales/Marketing groups to come up with creative ways to image our customer's parts.



Here is what we are looking for:

Ideally, you'll have a Bachelor's in Physics, Optics, E.E., or related degree. 2+ years industry, but we will consider alternate experience.

You'll be devising imaging systems and need to be familiar with optical and imaging principles such as depth of field, camera gain, exposure value, calibration techniques, illumination techniques, light polarization, etc.

You'll be working with software packages and libraries such as imageJ, GIMP, openCV and should have familiarity with a scripting language such as Python, Ruby, Matlab, Octave, etc.

You'll need to be comfortable working with other members of the team who might be Software or Hardware engineering, researchers or technical sales engineers to define what's needed and then work independently to accomplish the task.

You will need to be comfortable working with component vendors to identify and source equipment that meets project requirements.

You'll need to be good at analyzing and documenting the results of your work and may occasionally be called on to communicate these results to customers or your teammates in technical presentations.

Above all, we value team members who like to be challenged to learn new technologies, keep themselves up to date with the latest advances in imaging and work in a very collaborative team environment.

Additional Information

Work Environment

We are in downtown Bellevue near the Bellevue transit center. We have a professional, fun environment where we work hard but also respect a work-life balance for team members. We offer equity, paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401K and other benefits.

Travel Requirements

There is the potential to occasionally travel inside the US when we deploy at client sites, however this position is not expected to travel often.

Company Address

10900 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

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