Embedded Software Engineer - Imaging


We are looking for an embedded software engineer to implement our image fusion technology, known as Phusion, onto real-time platforms used in consumer electronics products and services. Initial tasks will include implementation of our algorithms in order to create real-time licensable IP products for smartphone photography and/or video enhancement/rendering for content delivery. 


The key duties are:

  • Software implementation of Spectral Edge Phusion algorithms on platforms used in smartphones and/or video encoders
  • Designing attractive demonstration units to showcase the Phusion technology to the smartphone and/or TV industries
  • Building robust reference designs to enable IP licensing of Phusion
  • Support for integration of Phusion into customer platforms


The key skills are:

•  Real-time programming in C, C++

•  Ability to optimise code to obtain maximum performance from compute resource available

•  Linux programming experience and knowledge of hardware platforms

•  Knowledge and Experience of camera ISP architectures

•  Driver development for cameras and sensors on Linux platforms

•  Good mathematical background (so as to be able to gain an understanding of the Phusion algorithm)

•  Video compression and codec technology, e.g. H.264, HEVC

•  Good communication and team-working skills


The following additional skills would be an advantage:

*    Experience of GPUs and languages such as OpenGL/CL

*    Knowledge of image registration algorithms

*    Understanding of MATLAB


Candidates should be have a good command of written English and be able to work full-time at our offices in Cambridge, UK.


As well as a competitive salary, the successful candidate will be awarded stock options in an early-stage start up with considerable growth potential. This is a demanding technical role with a career path to more senior role as the business develops.


Spectral Edge is a specialist in Image Fusion, using patented algorithms known as “Phusion” to combine multi-spectral images or video into single images/videos in an aesthetically pleasing way. Applications include:

  • Computational Photography on smartphones
  • Video enhancement for content delivery, including assistive technology
  • Multi-spectral video fusion for security applications and augmented reality


For applications, please contact jobs@spectraledge.co.uk. All applicants must be able to work in the UK without the need for a work permit. No agencies or recruitment consultants please.