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Senior Camera Design Engineer, Google Nest



New Taipei, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Optics, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5 years of experience in camera system engineering.
  • Experience in design and implementation of high volume camera module products.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25% of the time as required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in lens design, optical simulation, and Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor, including interfacing and tuning.
  • Experience in mechanical design and tolerance analysis of highly constrained and high-precision designs.
  • Experience in electronic circuit and system design related to camera modules, CMOS sensors, MIPI, LVDS, or SPI.
  • Experience in image quality test and evaluation, including test charts selection, algorithms, and lighting.
  • Experience in prototypes bringup and debugging, functional verification, and manufacturing support.
  • Experience in failure analysis techniques (e.g., X-ray, CT scan, SEM, or optical microscopy), with the ability to use root cause and corrective action analysis.

About the job

The Google Nest Camera team architects, designs, develops, validates, and integrates camera subsystems for Google Nest products. As a Camera Hardware Engineer, you take ownership of development and integration of high performance camera systems.

The Google Nest team focuses on hardware, software, and services for the home, ranging from Nest thermostats to Nest smart displays. The Google Nest team develops, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make users’ homes more helpful. Our mission is the helpful home: to create a home that cares for the people inside it and the world around it.


  • Lead camera module design and system integration with sensor selection, lens specifications, module architecture, and trade-off studies.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (e.g., system electrical, mechanical, software, product design, industrial design, test, program management, operations, finance, etc.) to deliver a successful product to market.
  • Define factory test requirements, specifications, and documentation to communicate with internal and external audiences.
  • Bring design to mass production by traveling on-site to support product manufacturing, testing, debugging, and yield improvement activities.
  • Investigate future architecture and specifications of products.

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