Diffractive Display Design Engineer

Boulder, Colorado, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200204466
Do something different! Apple is looking for a world class engineer that can help advance diffractive optics technologies. You will work with both suppliers and internal teams at Apple to craft the display related technologies that go into Apple products. You will not only need to identify new tech, but also educate a broad audience of people at Apple about their benefits and tradeoffs. This position is focusing on the identification, prototyping, and communication of display technologies for future Apple products. The team features a diverse engineering roster including optical engineers, human perception specialists, product design engineers, material scientists, process engineers, and experimental physicists. We work at a fast pace and require everyone to be highly self-motivated. A successful candidate needs to be flexible and be able to tackle outside of their respective technical area. Join us! It’s going to be awesome!

Key Qualifications

  • Engineering background in displays, optics, human perception, or physics
  • Prior experience in crafting diffractive optics with wide angular & wavelength bandwidth, prototyping new technologies & building metrology tools to validate key specifications
  • Strong presentation, communication, analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
  • Solid background of physical optics, diffractive optics, EM wave theory and modeling, photonics, light source, and metrology technology
  • Knowledge of display stack-up and basic optical design
  • Understanding on various optical modeling methods as well as modeling SW / high performance computing
  • Capable of prototyping, metrology, conducting design of experiments, and analytical data processing


Identify new diffractive optics design for next gen display technologies Work with key supplier to iterate design, account for process limitation, follow through between modeling and as-built performance Scope internal modeling tool development Build compelling prototypes that demonstrate the new technologies Investigate user interaction with the device Effectively communicate the advantages, disadvantage, and risks of the device Shepard the technologies into both external supplier and internal product roadmaps

Education & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. in Physics, Optical Science/Engineering, EE, Human Perception or equivalent with 5+ years of experience in related field.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience in consumer electronics and optics/process development
  • Experience managing domestic and international vendors