Stephen Powell

Principal Engineer

Stephen is a principal engineer with Syght, working on camera and detector development. He has a background in magnetic recording, electromagnetic fields, optics, and nanofabrication.

Prior to joining Syght, Stephen worked as a Head/Media engineer in product development for Seagate Technology. There he was responsible for integrating heads and media and ensuring they were performing to product spec. He developed tests, calibrations, and specifications to balance performance and yield for hundreds of thousands of units per quarter, providing feedback to component suppliers from initial prototypes through ramp to mass production.

Stephen grew up in Raleigh, NC and received his BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University before earning his MS with a focus on electromagnetic fields from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He currently lives in Longmont, CO where he enjoys brewing beer, cooking/baking, woodworking, astronomy, and spending time outdoors with his wife and two boys.