Senior HID Sensor Algorithm Architect

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200189546
Join the engineering team creating next-generation touch interfaces for iPad, Pencil, iPhone, Watch and more. We are an eclectic group with backgrounds in signal processing, computer science, estimation algorithms, human factors, and more, dedicated to inventing new ways of interacting with Apple products and shipping amazing products every year. We are looking for a signal processing or imaging specialist with working knowledge of probabilistic modeling, statistics and state machines. You must possess strong programming skills in functional and mathematical modeling languages. Your good communication skills, and ability to drive discussions with cross-functional teams would come in very handy. Have you gained any experience with user interface design or graphics programming skills as well? That’s great! It will further help broaden your role and effectiveness in this position. To summarize, you will be working on innovative projects and features from start to finish, and you will be part of the team shipping products to millions of users every year.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong academic background and industry experience in signal processing, probabilistic modeling and data driven algorithm development
  • Strong theoretical knowledge of fundamental DSP concepts such as Adaptive filtering, linear algebra and statistics
  • 5+ years of experience in developing algorithms for signal and image processing problems such as segmentation, image de-noising, motion tracking, image contouring, etc.
  • Experience in multi-functional interactions with hardware and firmware teams
  • Expertise in mathematical modeling languages such as Matlab and Python
  • Strong software programming skills in C, C++ highly desired but not required
  • Strong ability to analyze the end to end system performance and block level performance
  • Excellent communication, presentation and documentation skills


This is a key position where we operate at a focal point for HW/SW/UI integration. That means the problems we take on has many interesting facets. Here, your work and challenges will be dynamic, and you will get to know and collaborate with skilled, diverse people all across the company. Starting from early in the product lifecycle, your core responsibilities will include: - Investigating new technologies, prototyping concepts, coding and bringing up demos, and evaluating user impact. - Engaging other teams, brainstorming, driving discussions and collaborating with them. - Innovating/designing new algorithms. Implementing and integrating it in embedded or resource constrained system, and deliver new products. Doesn’t that sound exciting to you? Your additional responsibilities include data collection and get involved with human factors and QA team to polish your algorithms into a robust and reliable customer feature.

Education & Experience

MS in CS/CE/EECS/Math; PhD is preferred. Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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