Microsoft hires a camera engineer for its Surface hardware team
Microsoft wants to improve the camera capabilities of future Surface devices
The company is hiring a system engineer focused on video and imaging solutions for the Surface hardware team based in Redmond, United States. A job listing at the Microsoft Careers website reveals more about the position:
Microsoft’s Surface video team is looking for a video system architect with excellent leadership skills to deliver camera system designs and architecture. As video systems architect you will own delivery of camera imaging systems at a product level and contribute to our technology roadmap for the future. You will work closely with internal and external camera system partners to deliver HW and SW components and technologies to enhance the imaging experience for Surface products.
We also learn that the engineer should maintain a competitive view of the imaging trends and technology in consumer phone and tablet market, and gives recommendations for imaging capabilities for Surface products. The job listing, and the words “phone” and “Surface” in the text, could be an indication that the future Surface devices will offer some interesting imaging features.
Microsoft is rumored to be working on a foldable tablet-phone device codenamed Andromeda, and its possible launch will be in mid-2018. This rumored device is expected to run a special version of Windows 10 optimized for different form factors, including phone, tablet and PC.