Senior Photodetector Scientist - Exploratory Design Group

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: Feb 3, 2020

Role Number: 200114642

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every single day. Apple's Exploratory Design Group is looking for a Sr. Photodetector Scientist to actively participate in the development and testing of semiconductor short-wave infrared (SWIR) photodetectors. This person will be responsible for working with outside vendors to develop new low noise photodetectors including the design, fabrication, and characterization.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid background with Opto-Electronics and photo-detectors in the SWIR range
  • Previous experience in III-V and/or II-VI detector design and fabrication
  • A background with micro-lens is beneficial


Responsible for leading external vendors in the design and implementation of SWIR photodetectors Design of the test infrastructure for testing the electrical, optical, and thermal properties of SWIR photodetectors Participate in the data analysis and necessary statistical analysis for performance assessment Ability to use scientific theory and published data to develop new photonics structures to meet specific performance requirements.

Education & Experience

PhD in Optics, Physics or Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of post-graduate experience.

Additional Requirements

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