Optical Sensing Hw - Optical Sensing (Ee)

1 month agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Oct 26, 2021

Role Number: 200200530

Design, develop, and launch next-generation Sensor Technologies in Apple products. The Sensor Hardware team develops sensor solutions and technologies for Apple's products. The key goal of the Sensor Technology team is to enable the world's best user-experience. Bring devices to life and enable them interact with users and the environment in ways never imagined before. The optical sensing hardware team develops and integrates optical sensing modules across a variety of Apple products such as iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. We are searching for extraordinary Hardware Engineers with experience in both Optics and EE to take ownership in the development of very high performance optical-sensing modules in engagements with product and technology teams. Join us in crafting solutions the world doesn't know of yet.

Key Qualifications

  • In addition to the key qualifications below, this role requires for you to have the ability to learn quickly and become familiar with several different technology areas, while leading teams and taking responsibility for project success.
  • Hands-on working knowledge in electrical engineering and optics, with a focus on failure analysis, root cause determination, and corrective actions.
  • A strong understanding of sensor design and characterization, including design of electronic circuits that interface to optoelectronic components.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience integrating sensors into products is strongly preferred.
  • A strong understanding of sensor design and characterization, including design of electronic circuits that interface to optoelectronic components.
  • Experience with data analysis and statistics using MATLAB, Python, JMP, or other mathematical software.
  • Digital signal processing experience for evaluating signal quality, image and light-beam quality evaluation including test charts and algorithms is preferred.
  • Mechanical design, optomechanical tolerance analysis, and thermal modeling of highly constrained, high-volume designs is a plus.
  • Experience with non-sequential raytracing tools (e.g., CodeV, Zemax, and/or LightTools) is a plus.
  • Manufacturing processes and testing of high-precision, high-volume modules is a plus.


-You will work cross-functionally through communication and collaboration to integrate optical sensing hardware into products. -You will provide leadership of off-shore manufacturing partners on optical-sensing module design evaluation, module prototype builds, and qualification. -Leadership of optical-sensing module testing in Apple labs and at manufacturing sites. This includes light beam & sensor quality, electrical, and mechanical testing. -Definition and tradeoff assessments of-sensing module optics, sensors, electronics, and packaging. -Evaluation and debugging of optical-sensing HW at module and product levels. Documentation of optical-sensing module design, test, and manufacturing requirements. Travel is required to supplier facilities for product development and production bring-up.

Education & Experience

B.S., M.S. or PhD in Optics, Physics or Electrical/Computer Engineering. Industry experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200200530