Imaging Technology Architect

San Mateo, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document while engaged in sports has become a mobile storytelling solution that helps the world capture and share immersive content.

GoPro offers a fun and fast-paced work environment with passionate and motivated people who have a drive to learn, innovate and succeed.

Are you an imaging systems technologist who loves to be creative? GoPro is seeking a top tier candidate for the Imaging Technology Architect position in the Imaging Technology team. This person will drive new imaging technology ideas, system concepts, architectures investigations, demos and development to evolve and innovate GoPro’s next generation products. The candidate will oversee new technologies development and validation for progress into product development, and will provide overall guidance for solving challenges and issues throughout product development cycle, and ultimately release into world-class products. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in developing new imaging technologies into consumer electronic products, and have a deep working knowledge and passion for imaging systems, a good knowledge in the design, development and manufacturing of camera modules, and strong leadership and communications skills.

What You Will Do

Drive new imaging system architectures and new technologies development
Demo new imaging concepts
Conduct research and oversee technology development, validation, and ultimately delivery into world-class products
Manage technology development projects through the core technology development process
Review and clearly summarize projects technical status, related tradeoffs and recommendations.
Work alongside product definition team for technology roadmap integration

Skills We’re Stoked About

Physics or imaging technologies-related advanced degree; PhD preferred
Deep understanding and appreciation of imaging systems – from photons to optics to opto mechanical systems to sensor to image processing algorithms to manufacturing testing
Ability to develop own SW tools to help with modeling and demonstration of new concepts
Success in bringing technologies to market from conception to production
Works with minimal supervision on complex technical efforts
Technical leadership and technical project management experience
Camera module integration and manufacturing is a plus
10+ years of hands-on industry experience
Team player; Ability to work in cross-functional teams
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Results and deadline driven


Your own GoPro Camera (Mounts and accessories included)
Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
Employee commuter shuttles throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose)
Employee discounts on GoPro products and other industry discounts
Paid Time Off Programs
Medical, Dental & Vision – premiums are fully paid for employees
Life Insurance & Disability Benefits
Company 401(K) Match
LiveHealthy Program – Monthly benefit toward participation in wellness activities
Awesome wellness program including onsite fitness classes, health screenings, farmers market and more!
Subsidized onsite cafeteria
Fully stocked break rooms on each floor!

GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.