Electrical Engineer - Camera Hardware

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: Aug 20, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200000845

WhyApple? 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. The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for the design, development, and innovation of camera hardware for all related Apple products. Our target is to deliver extraordinary hardware to enable exclusive camera user experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic, high energy individual who can help us with tomorrow's challenges.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years relevant experience
  • Expertise in electronic design, including component selection, schematic design, and schematic capture with tools like Cadence Allegro and OrCAD
  • Extensive experience with EE design for digital circuits, including high-speed video interfaces and low-speed serial control interfaces
  • Strong knowledge of EE design and layout for low-noise linear and switching power supply circuits
  • Knowledge of layout strategies for EMI minimization, signal integrity and low noise
  • Comfort and ability to use all types of electronic test equipment
  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, data analysis, and systems modeling)
  • Ability to run many projects and project types
  • Proven ability to diagnose and tackle performance problems
  • Great interpersonal skills - the ability to collaborate across groups
  • Excellent process development and documentation skills


Determine component requirements, and develop schematic designs for innovative camera modules containing digital image sensors, microcontrollers, low-noise power supplies, LED drivers, and high-speed serial interfaces. Analyze circuit parasitics and tolerances to ensure correct operation over the specified voltage and temperature ranges. Direct layout and/or supervision of layout for PCB, Flex, and Ceramic substrates Debug EE issues, including power quality, high-speed signal integrity and I2C interface performance. Electrical test and validation of all electrical designs Author clear and comprehensive electrical test documentation for manufacturing partners to complete test and validation Simulation, test, and validation of EMI and ESD performance of all designs Develop new test equipment and procedures for camera module validation and production test. Develop electronic prototypes for new camera features and product concepts

Education & Experience

BS/MS/PhD in a relevant field (EE, CS or Physics)

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with PCB layout
  • Familiarity with camera and optics technology
  • Familiarity with CMOS image sensors is helpful, but not required
  • Familiarity with micro-controller and instrument programming
  • Experience using Matlab and/or Labview
  • Occasional travel may be required, but is not a critical component of this position.
  • Proficient verbal and written english language skills. Additional languages a plus.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of CMOS image sensor and camera module Experience for FPGA integration and bring up

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