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Camera Firmware Engineer

Apollo Video Technology is a leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for public transit, rail, school transportation, law enforcement, military, commercial transportation, fire and EMS applications. We are continuing to build our Hardware Engineering team by adding a Camera Firmware Engineer.


The Camera Firmware Engineer will coordinate design, development and release to production of camera modules with an emphasis on a platform development for optics and hardware.  This role supports a broad range of activities including:  product documentation, test (inclusive of Quality Assurance) and troubleshooting, design and development and release to production.   Selection of a camera chip and firmware development on this platform will drive the new development of cameras for use with our IP mobile recorder systems. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Design and develop Firmware for camera module products from component level to full module
  • Knowledge of lens and sensor design, Ambarella experience preferred
  • Participate in system architecture design, requirements capture and risk analysis
  • Responsible for sensor, camera module related testing
  • Lead and participate in design reviews
  • Satisfy customer requirements suitable for production
  • Supports design integration across disciplines to ensure consistency
  • Build software from initial development to release to production
  • Product integration
  • Contribute to the successful capture of competitive requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • IP Camera Technology
  • H.264, H.265 compression
  • Prefer optics experience
  • Working knowledge of imaging sensors, key performance specifications, and selection
  • Familiarity with optical metrology tools for image quality testing and lens, sensor, module in house validation
  • Prefer audio/microphone experience
  • Prefer use of Oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and signal generators
  • Proven history of product development and delivery to market
  • Product integration
  • Knowledge of design issues
  • Designing to requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and capture of competitive requirements
  • Interface with Electrical and Mechanical design
  • Image sensor and camera development, image quality evaluation and imaging science
  • Camera module integration with micro-electronics design and validation
  • Familiarity with image quality standards and cameras
  • Familiarity with Video Analytics concepts
  • 5 plus years experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess and demonstrate the following characteristics.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • Proactive self-starter
  • Strong decision-making
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Discipline to document technical and interface details
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to establish strong, collaborative working relationships  
  • Time management acumen across many priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field
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