Camera Image Quality Field Test Engineer - Camera Hardware

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Jun 28, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200001101

Why Apple? We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives. You will become part of a team that sets the standard in fostering excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products. The Camera Hardware Engineering group is seeking a talented and experienced Image Quality Field Test Engineer to coordinate, execute, and analyze subjective and objective image quality tests, real world competitor benchmarking, and photo shoots that illustrate the benefits of new camera technologies. This is your chance to join a team dedicated to continuous improvement of the worldʼs most popular cameras.

Key Qualifications

  • You have 3+ years experience testing image quality of camera systems
  • Experience in using Python or other scripting languages to automate tasks
  • Expertise in executing and analyzing objective and subjective image quality data
  • Understanding of how camera optics, image sensor technology, and ISP algorithms (AE, AWB, AF, etc.) impact final images/videos
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Presentation experience with cross functional teams
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly and self motivation to expand technical knowledge


You will work closely with Hardware and Software development teams focused on developing new camera technologies. You have a strong aptitude for learning new technologies, gaining in-depth knowledge of how new systems function and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you'll design, create, and run manual and automated tests. Developing and fostering partnerships with cross-functional teams is key to long-term success. Develop/execute objective image quality lab tests of camera systems Analyze subjective image and video data captured in the field Create reports and deliver executive level presentations of results to SW/HW teams Perform tests related to product benchmark studies Identify, reproduce, and isolate bugs found via image and video analysis Contribute to the continued automation of test setups

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Engineering, Photo or Imaging Science, Photography, or Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of Matlab a plus
  • Familiarity with professional photography equipment (lighting kits, lenses, etc)
  • Experience executing professional photo shoots is desirable
  • Phase One hardware and Capture One software knowledge is helpful

Job ID: apple-200001101