Video Coding Researcher
Sharp Laboratories of America
Camas, WA

About $66,000 - $85,000 a year

Sharp Laboratories of America (SLA) is looking for a Video Coding Researcher

Sharp Laboratories of America (SLA) is the U.S. research and development (R&D) subsidiary for Sharp Corporation of Japan. We conduct leading edge research and development in the areas of systems, algorithms and services, with emphasis on digital media and mobile communications. We are a highly innovative organization and collaborate extensively with product divisions of Sharp Corporation Japan and its R&D labs worldwide as well as with universities, U.S. government, and other companies.

Video Coding Researcher

We are looking for an outstanding researcher to join our Video Coding team. In this role, you will actively create and refine video coding technologies beyond state-of-the-art, with the goal of achieving twice the coding efficiency of current methods and increased functionalities for future video, broadcast and IoT applications. You will also champion the results of your work to internal stakeholders, standardization bodies and academic communities.

The position requires a proven record of idea creation in the area of video coding, as evident through the publication of work in leading academic journals and conferences, standardization contributions, patents, and/or transfer of algorithms to product. As such, you will have deep expertise in one or more core video coding technologies, including motion compensation, intra prediction, transform design, entropy coding, loop filtering, deblocking, and rate control. Working knowledge of relevant standards, such as HEVC, AV1 and H.264/MPEG-AVC, is also preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to the position, as is an interest and desire to work closely with other video coding researchers both at SLA and externally within the MPEG, ITU-T, and JCT-VC standardization committees.

Must – Skills / Knowledge Requirements:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related field (MSEE with 3+ years of experience may also be considered)
Deep knowledge of and passion for video coding algorithms
Demonstrated ability to create novel algorithms and solutions
Expertise in C and/or C++ in both Linux and Windows environments
Excellent communication skills

Desired – Skills / Knowledge:
Working knowledge of state-of-the art video coding standards, such as HEVC, AV1 and H.264/MPEG-AVC
Knowledge of the MPEG and ITU-T standardization processes
Experience with patent creation and prosecution activities
Experience quantifying hardware and implementation requirements
Exposure to emerging video application areas, such as virtual reality and/or augmented reality content

SLA is distinguished for its highly educated and culturally diverse staff and prides itself on fostering an environment of openness, creativity, and collaboration. We are located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Camas, Washington, 10 minutes from Portland, Oregon.