Display Optical Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Nov 9, 2018
Role Number: 200005986
Apple is looking for a world-class display engineer to lead the design, development and qualification activities of the next generation display technology and products. You will serve as a focal point in managing technology development and driving the implementation of critical technology platforms to improve display optical performance, from initial design concepts into final products. You will be involved in system modeling to assist in the design and validation of optics associated with a new display technology platform. You will work with a diverse audience that may include physicists, chemists, optical, mechanical, electrical, display and product design engineers. You will contribute independently and act as project Direct Responsible Individual in working with supplier and multi-functional teams to define product specification, understand design tolerance and sensitivities, optimize system level performance base on critical metrics, and validate system designs through engineering builds and design of experiments. You should also be a good communicator and work well with people from different disciplines. We work at a fast pace and require everyone to be highly self-motivated and quantitative in problem solving.

Key Qualifications

  • - Solid fundamental in optical engineering, system analysis and design
  • - In-depth knowledge of geometrical optics, illumination and imaging system, and color science; some background in diffractive optics a plus
  • - Proficiency in an optical simulation and data analysis of complicated systems
  • - Experience with display optics, image processing and digital/analog circuit preferred
  • - Proven ability to use analytical thinking and systematic method to conduct investigation for problem solving
  • - Excellent project management, written and verbal communication and teamwork skills required
  • - Hands-on experience with lab work which may include prototype mock-up, engineering sample characterization and validation
  • - Able and willing to travel internationally (up to 20% annually) is required
  • - Experiences in developing and manufacturing high volume technology products is preferred


- Investigate state-of-art display technologies and generate new approaches to further improve Apple display optical performances - Define and review the overall module optical architecture and requirements, and drive rigorous validation plan for total display optical performance - Achieve performance goals through optical design simulation, prototyping, lab testing, tolerance and sensitivity analysis, and iterative design optimization - Identify critical metrics impacting display performance, analyze experimental and build data, present concise analysis summarizing status and next steps to management - Work with system and multi-functional engineering team to understand system level requirement and drive display module validation and qualification from concept development through engineering builds and to initial ramp - Lead failure analysis of display issues and deep dive into finding the root cause and corrective action

Education & Experience

PhD in Physics, Optics, EE or ME, or MS with minimum 3 years of experience

Additional Requirements