Embedded Software Engineer – Imaging     REF SW003

We are growing fast and are now looking for an embedded software engineer to implement our technology 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 with colour filtering for content delivery.


The key duties are:

  • Software implementation of Spectral Edge Phusion algorithms on platforms used in smartphones and/or video encoders
  • Optimising code to make best use of memory and CPU or GPU resources
  • Integration of optimised code into demonstration apps to showcase the Phusion technology to the smartphone and/or TV industries
  • 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 and/or video pipelines

•  Good mathematical background to enable understanding of our Phusion algorithm, with minimum first degree in a mathematical, scientific or technology subject

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

•  Good communication and team-working skills


The following additional skills would be an advantage:

  • Experience of GPUs and languages such as OpenGL/CL, CUDA
  • Driver development for cameras and sensors on Linux platforms
  • Knowledge of ISP block algorithms, e.g de-noising or image registration algorithms
  • Understanding of MATLAB for translation into real-time code


Candidates should 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 a more senior role as the business develops.


For further information or to apply, please contact our HR Manager, Sue Handley Jones  s.handleyjones@spectraledge.co.uk

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