Image Sensor Validation Engineer - Camera Hardware

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: May 25, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200009507

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 Electronics team develops image sensor and other silicon solutions and technologies for Apple's products, including the iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, and more. The key goal of the team is to enable the world's best camera experience for our customers. New challenges arise every day that require the sharp analytical skills of talented and smart individuals. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that furthers engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. The team is looking for an exceptional Image Sensor Validation Engineer to join the team. This engineer will have a critical impact on camera system design, and on the quality of one of the most visible features of our products.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong programming skills, including C/C++, Python, MATLAB, and other scripting languages.
  • Strong communication skills with experience authoring formal specification documents, and the ability to communicate cross-functionally.
  • Familiarity with optical and electrical characterization tools, including logic analyzers and lab automation.
  • Ability to travel internationally.


Collaborate with internal camera system hardware and software engineers to understand requirements and opportunities for future feature development. Interact with sensor vendors to understand how they are meeting requirements, and validate their implementations. Develop methodologies for internally and externally validating system requirements including emulation of current and future camera system use cases. Develop and publish reference drivers and recommended configurations to internal teams to enable characterization, manufacturing, and product integration Evaluate image sensors as part of both a camera module and the camera system to understand sensitivities, design tradeoffs, and to ensure the successful integration of the camera module into products Assess and demonstrate new image and depth sensing technologies Travel to vendor sites as required for implementation reviews.

Education & Experience

BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering is required. An MS or PhD is preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience implementing or using image sensors or cameras
  • Experience with non-image sensors (ambient light, proximity, depth, MEMS, for example) is desirable