Optical Sensing HW - Laser Safety Engineer (Laser Sensing)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200119923
Design, develop, and launch next-generation Sensing Technologies. The Laser Sensing Hardware group at Apple develops laser-sensing hardware, including components of the revolutionary FaceID system. This multi-disciplinary group of engineers are responsible for architecture, research, and manufacturing development of such sensing systems for Apple products. We are searching for extraordinary hardware engineers to fill a Laser Safety Lead role in for designing laser-safety architecture for optical modules and sensor applications.

Key Qualifications

  • This role requires ability to learn and explore new areas quickly, deal well with ambiguity, and take responsibility for project success. The ability to work, lead, and communicate in a cross-functional environment is required. The ideal applicant will have direct experience in 4-5 of the areas listed below and have some knowledge of the others.
  • Experience with optical simulation tools (LightTools, Matlab, etc)
  • Experience with analog and mixed signal processing and board bringup
  • Able to formulate/setup and conduct experiments to validate simulations.
  • Fail-safe electronic-circuit or S/W algorithm design.
  • IEC-60825 and other relevant laser safety specs.
  • Expertise in Fault tree and FMEA generation.
  • Experience using C/C++, C#, Matlab, or Python for lab equipment control, data collection, and data analysis
  • Experience with image processing and quantitative imaging analysis


You will work cross-functionally through communication and collaboration to integrate optical sensing hardware into products, with a focus on optical compliance architecture. You will be responsible for fault tree and FMEA generation for optical sensing modules and integration of those modules into products. You will define specifications, validation and test methods to ensure optical compliance is met throughout the product development and life cycle.

Education & Experience

B.S., M.S. or PhD in Degree in Physics, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering. 2+ years of industry experience in a development and manufacturing environment preferred

Additional Requirements