Camera Image Quality Field Test Engineer – Camera Hardware

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200078558
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 cultivating excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? The Camera Hardware Engineering group is seeking a talented Image Quality Test Engineer with a passion and creative eye for capturing compelling photography. You will coordinate, execute, and analyze subjective image quality tests related to future camera development. Duties will also include executing objective image quality tests and benchmark studies. This is your chance to join a team dedicated to continuous improvement of the world’s most popular cameras. You will work closely with Hardware and Software development teams focused on developing new camera technologies. You have a strong aptitude for learning new technologies, gaining in-depth knowledge of how new systems function and are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, you’ll design, create, and run manual and automated tests. Developing and cultivating partnerships with cross-functional teams is key to long-term success.

Key Qualifications

  • You will have proven expertise in the use of professional photography equipment
  • Strong familiarity with camera optics, image sensor technology, and experience with ISP algorithms (AE, AWB, AF,, etc.)
  • 3+ years experience testing image quality of camera systems
  • Expertise in executing and analyzing subjective and objective image quality tests
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Presentation experience with cross functional teams
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly and self motivation to expand technical knowledge
  • Experience using Python or other scripting languages Matlab skills related to digital image processing desired


Develop / execute subjective image quality shoots for future camera development Analyze subjective image and video data captured in the field Execute / Analyze objective image quality lab tests of camera system Create reports and deliver executive level presentations of results to SW/HW teams Perform tests related to product benchmark studies Identify, reproduce, and isolate bugs found via image and video analysis Contribute to the continued test development

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Photo Science (or related field), Engineering, or Computer Science

Additional Requirements