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R&D Engineer, Sr Staff 9/16/2016

Synopsys Pasadena, CA

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Full Time
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Pasadena, CA
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
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Masters Degree
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Title: Computer Graphics/Visualization Expert / Senior Software Developer

Position: Synopsys has an opening for a Senior Visualization Software Developer within the Optical Solutions Group (OSG) working in our Pasadena California office. We are looking for an accomplished developer/researcher in the field of computer graphics with experience using Monte Carlo ray tracing. The position requires strong development skills but also necessitates the ability to understand, experiment, and implement current research into code.

Job Responsibilities:

* Lead the development for our physically based illumination product solutions

* Research, experiment, build and incorporate the effects of scattering, polarization, and interference phenomenon into software

* Develop improvements to our light transport algorithms to increase their versatility, efficiency and robustness

* Work with developers, testers and customer representatives in an agile environment to create illumination software solutions to tackle cutting edge problems

Job Requirements

* PhD or MS in Computer Science or similar technical field

* Accomplished in the field of computer graphics, visualization, and scattering methods

* Hands-on experience creating stochastic ray tracing algorithms for photorealistic image synthesis

* Strong software development background

* Multiple years and deep understanding of the C++ language

* 3+ years in parallel programming methods/languages

* Strong communication skills for working in team as well as the ability to read scholarly journals

Desired Qualifications

* Experience working with large commercial software systems

* Experience in debugging parallel applications as well as improving their performance

* Experience with geometric modeling kernels or CAD software

* Keen sense of balancing the best solution versus time constraints

Synopsys OSG has been the leader in making high-quality optical software for 40 years. We are a team of internally motivated individuals dedicating ourselves to produce the best optical imaging, illumination, and photonics solutions for our customer s applications. Our software is used to design optical systems in the automotive, display, technical lighting, medical, and aerospace.


Synopsys, Inc. is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world’s 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions. Whether you’re a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. - See more at:

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