Sensor Engineer Job Description

Sensor Engineer Job Description

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Sensor engineer provides expert analysis, testing and evaluation of complex sensor/system designs, sensor manufacturing processes and techniques, and patentable concepts.

Sensor Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Design and implementation of sensor processing algorithms for signal processing, sensor control, feature detection and matching, motion estimation
Lead the feature design, development and model development of new Sensor Fusion features involving ultrasonic sensors, cameras, and radar
Lead the development of Feature specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and DVP for features involving sensor fusion
Understand the performance requirements for each of the sensing systems, and the sensor fusion, establish feature model to operate within the sensor performance envelope, and establish procedures to verify performance both quantitatively and subjectively
Create instrumentation installation, routing and egress plans and work instructions
Independently perform challenging engineering work, document findings, communicate results, make technical presentations, and support test activities both on and off site
Responsible for supporting test activities as a key technical contract on a research and development test program
Support operation of existing laser and sensor developmental projects and programs
Understanding of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural mechanics and dynamics, mechanical hardware design, fabrication techniques and test
Define functional, performance, interface, derived, system engineering requirements, and special material requirements

Sensor Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Sensor Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: DFSS, IASAE, III, IAT, II, EVMS, IAM, AWS

Education for Sensor Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the sensor engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Technical, Physics, Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Optics, Electronics, Computer Engineering

Skills for Sensor Engineer

Desired skills for sensor engineer include:

Systems engineering fundamentals
Exploitation processes
Products
Sensor imaging systems
Control theory
Product design and manufacturing processes
Android
IOS
Security
Data analysis methods and data analytics tools

Desired experience for sensor engineer includes:

Proficiency with software development tools such as gcc, gdb, valgrind, subversion, git
Experience with hardware systems such as cameras, LIDAR, RADAR, GPS, IMUs
Experience with CAN, UDP, TCP and network routing
Experience optimizing algorithms to meet runtime or accuracy objectives
General understanding of driver assistance systems such as Blind Spot or ACC Radar, Ultrasonic Parking Assistance, or Camera Systems
3+ years experience working with hardware sensing systems such as cameras, LIDAR, RADAR, GPS, IMUs, , including a strong understanding of the fundamental science behind each sensor mode

Sensor Engineer Examples

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Sensor Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a sensor engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sensor engineer
  • Evaluate, test, and approve any design/material related changes on assigned products, which would affect product performance or reliability
  • Represent the organization with minimal or no supervision as a key technical contact on a large off-site test program
  • Provide direction to design or technical staff, or lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff
  • Understand and maintain broad knowledge on sensor device and application research and development areas
  • Implementation of sensors in power systems
  • Support on defining and leading new areas of research in sensor devices and applications by exchanging information with sources within and beyond own area to increase efficiency
  • Contribute to R&D projects, produce technical reports and presentations, and present results to higher management
  • Pursue external funding opportunities
  • Provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project becoming technically engaged with other functional groups to maintain efficient project execution
  • Attendance at meetings, conferences and technical exchanges, as requested by the Pod Lead, including meetings that may require domestic or OCONUS travel
Qualifications for sensor engineer
  • Must have experience with design and analysis with fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and structural mechanics
  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must have some test experience
  • Travel will be required between San Diego and New Mexico facilities
  • Background in laser development is desired
  • Image Science expertise to include imagery analysis, electronic light table expertise, image quality, digital image processing, algorithm development, error propagation, artifact and anomaly resolution, image compression (Jpeg 2000), image format, image enhancement
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Sensor Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a sensor engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sensor engineer
  • Infrared
  • Ultrasonic and acoustic
  • Focus will be placed on partnering with operations leaders and developing control solutions where no off the shelf technology exists
  • Leveraging partnerships with best in industry vendors to drive innovation through emerging technologies
  • Have a thorough understanding of heat transfer, structural statics, and fluid dynamics, mechanical hardware design, fabrication techniques and test
  • Represent the organization with minimal or no supervision as a key technical contact at various test sites
  • Assignments range from conceptual to fielded systems
  • Initiate planning, develop requirements, execute conceptual, preliminary and final designs supported by analysis, create drawings and supporting documentation, present at reviews, monitor fabricators, assemble, verify and validate systems, test and evaluate
  • Expected to independently perform challenging engineering work, document findings, communicate results, make technical presentations, and support test activities on and off site
  • Responsible for developing innovative approaches to solve complex engineering problems
Qualifications for sensor engineer
  • Experience with sensor phenomenologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in image science, engineering (aerospace, mechanical, electrical, software), physics, mathematics, or similar technical discipline and/or 6+ years of domain experience
  • Experience with panchromatic, multispectral, hyperspectral, polarimetric, and infrared systems
  • White-boarding
  • Performing field experiments to test new sensors and algorithms
  • Experience with using tools to analyze data
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Sensor Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a sensor engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for sensor engineer
  • Expected to independently perform challenging engineering work, document findings, communicate results, lead technical presentations, and support test activities on and off site
  • Have a thorough understanding of fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural mechanics and dynamics, mechanical hardware design, fabrication techniques and test
  • Represent the organization with minimal or no supervision as a key technical contact
  • Lead the feature design, development and model development of new camera, ultrasonic, and radar based driver assistance features, and features involving sensor fusion.­
  • Lead the development of Feature specifications, FMEAs, robustness disciplines and Design Verification Plans for advanced sensor fusion based features
  • Understand the performance requirements for the cameras, ultrasonic sensors, and radar, and performance requirements for the fused system.­ Establish procedures to verify performance both quantitatively and subjectively
  • Candidates for consideration will be responsible for supporting sensor fusion research and developmental efforts in automated vehicle technologies Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and semi-autonomous vehicle development
  • Create, develop, invent, validate and integrate sensor fusion and object detection algorithms for various mobile and fixed position applications
  • Generate intellectual property for the company
  • From the feature definitions and higher level requirements, develop engineering requirements at system and subsystem levels (both hardware and software) interactions among the system and subsystems
Qualifications for sensor engineer
  • Understanding of process validation and verification
  • Experience working with vendors, material suppliers, equipment manufacturers
  • Or PhD in Engineering or Chemistry with 6 months of related experience
  • Master’s Degree or Ph.D in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or engineering related background
  • At least 10 years experience in industry or research settings
  • Fluent in English with great intercultural social and communication skills, ability to work in international teams
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Sensor Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of sensor engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for sensor engineer
  • Design manufacturable mechanical packaging, housings and interfaces for sensor applications based on customer or market requirements, product specifications, manufacturing requirements, schedules, and cost analyses
  • Develop conceptual designs for new sensors
  • Manage engineering projects as assigned
  • Acquire prototype materials and samples to support performance, reliability and customer evaluations
  • Prepare Engineering-level drawings for design reviews, quotation requests, design reviews, and for release into the Engineering Change Notice (ECN) system
  • Use appropriate analytical tools to analyze and interpret data and reach relevant conclusions
  • Provide oversight to assigned engineering new product processes, such as design reviews or style configurator system
  • Developer of electro-mechanical test systems
  • Create design specification for electro-mechanical test systems
  • Create physical design drawings for test systems
Qualifications for sensor engineer
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team-based project from inception to finish across multiple disciplines, , hardware design and implementation, data acquisition and analysis, mathematical modeling, algorithm development, application implementation
  • Expert-level understanding of MEMS-based intelligent sensors including biometric, touch, and force sensors
  • In depth knowledge of Sensor system architecture design, including optical sensor system, magnetic sensor system, environment sensor, focusing on consumer electronics applications
  • Solid knowledge on Mobile devices such as Smartphone and wearable and Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality technologies
  • Innovation minded, highly capable to think systematically, capable to redefine the solutions to overcome the competitors
  • General understanding of microcontroller based embedded systems and real-time operating system designs
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Sensor Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a sensor engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for sensor engineer
  • Write and maintain programs running the test systems using Labview
  • Create work instructions for operation of test systems
  • Maintain operation and trouble shooting of test systems
  • Work on gas flow benches for both mechanical, fluid mechanical control and programming in both Labview and C++ under Lab Windows
  • Identify next generation audio and environmental sensor technologies to drive future business growth and increased value propositions as a means of meeting demanding customer needs in the areas identified above
  • Take the lead on Proof of Concept prototyping of next generation sensor solutions by working with controls, innovation and electrical engineering team members to scope, define, prototype and demonstrate technical solutions based on novel approaches related to audio interface technology and associated data processing & analytics
  • Develop methods and processes for quantification of performance to be passed to product development teams for their validation testing
  • Support business strategic planning as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and participate in creating strategic partnerships in key topic areas as needed
  • Mentor and educate less experienced engineering work force on sensor technology integrated designs, engineering trade-offs, and sensor-related Internet of Things (IoT) solutions
  • Keeps abreast of the state-of-the-art in the areas of sensor technology, sensor-related materials and physics, standards that impact sensor controls, and electronic architectures for sensor applications with a focus on specific areas identified in the scope
Qualifications for sensor engineer
  • General knowledge of communication protocols is preferred
  • Hands-on experiences on sensor and sensor system development, focusing on sensor integration in power system
  • Good knowledge of signal conditioning and data acquisition circuit design, implementation, and debugging
  • Programming experience in C/C++/C#, Visual Basic, Matlab/Simulink or other micro-controller based embedded systems
  • Skillful at presenting technical concept and research results to staff and customers in the form of written reports oral presentations
  • Experience implementing device drivers (e.g., PWM, A/D converters, Serial, I2C, SPI, Audio/Video decoders/encoders)

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