Location: Santa Clara, USA
Category: Creative Code
Creative Coder/Hardware Hacker
Intel’s Perceptual Computing Department is hiring a Creative Coder/Hardware Hacker. We work with experimental depth cameras, voice input, biometric monitoring, face detection, hand tracking, eye tracking and other new ways of interacting with a computing devices. We need someone to create mashups of various cutting edge technologies into working prototypes that show off unique ways of interacting with technology.
Often it starts with someone saying, “wouldn’t it be cool if…” and when the right pieces of the puzzle come along, we attempt to build it. You will need to be comfortable ripping apart the latest Ultrabooks, tablets, sensors, cameras, etc and carefully reassembling things into working prototype. The goal is to prototype a bunch of ideas relatively cheaply and quickly to determine what is worth investing more time on. You will be expected to fail, if your prototypes aren’t pushing the limits of what is possible, don’t bother building it.
Ideally we would like someone who has enough general skills to create entire prototype solutions from concept to mechanical design, electronic assembly and write software to test said prototype and quickly prove if an idea is worth putting more time and people into. These prototypes could eventually turn into real products 1-3 years out. When a project is picked up, a team will be assigned to develop it further to product level.
You will work with researchers, creative coders, industrial designers, ux designers and others in a team to produce prototypes of real products that will reshape way people will interact with technology in the future.
Comfortable with mechanical engineering, Solidworks or similar software
Experience with 3d printing and laser cutting
Ability to reverse engineer and hack existing tech
Experience with Arduino, Openframeworks, Cinder, VVVV, Unity3d, etc
Comfortable with soldering, rewiring, basic electrical engineering
OpenCV/PCL experience, Kinect, IR/RGB cameras
Able to write apps for Win 8, osX, Android, iOS
Low level hardware programming
Please email Chris.Rojas@intel.com with a link to your portfolio of work, any experience you think is relevant and maybe a resume.