Motion Health Algorithm Scientist

San Diego, California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200223400
The Core Motion team has built innovative ways for users to improve their health, or watch for their lives, with their devices through motion. This team combines machine learning, signal processing, innovative study design and expertise in biomechanics and biomedical sciences to deliver important features like fall detection, mobility metrics and the Apple Heart and Movement Study. Our ever-evolving suite of features in iPhone, Watch and beyond have helped customers stay healthy and active, track their recovery from surgery, monitor medical conditions like Parkinson’s, and screen user’s cardiovascular health through real-world exercise tests. We are a dynamic, collaborative group that works at the intersection of scientific research and product development. We deliver science-backed designs of best-in-class motion algorithms that capture even the subtlest of human movements straight to our customers to empower them to better understand their movement health.

Key Qualifications

  • Signal Processing, Machine Learning/Statistical Modeling
  • Experienced and intuitive understanding of engineering mechanics, inertial sensing
  • Enthusiasm for health tracking technology
  • Strong working knowledge of python, MATLAB or equivalent


In this position, you will be working on motion health technologies. Roles and responsibilities include designing, implementing and maintaining APIs and algorithms for iOS and watchOS on embedded systems, optimizing implementations for power, memory and performance, and close coordination with multi-disciplinary teams across the company. You will work closely with scientists, engineers, QA, and project managers throughout the software lifecycle in successfully delivering best-in-class secure and scalable systems. Most importantly, you will help ship interactive features that impact millions of users on a daily basis. You take responsibility; you demonstrate creativity, initiative, and the ability to work to deadlines. You feel a personal stake in the product you ship. You thrive in uncertainty and strive to bring order to it. You keep your eye on the ball; you build strong relationships; and you are constantly looking to improve yourself and your team. We promote innovation and new technology to further improve our creative output. We are seeking a tenacious and passionate person to join this amazing team. If you feel this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

PhD or 5+ years research experience in Mechanical Engineering; Biomedical Engineering; Electrical Engineering / Computer Science or related field with relevant domain knowledge. Coursework or experience in some of the following: signal processing, biomechanics, machine learning, controls, dynamics, statistics, programming.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication (written and verbal).
  • You are upbeat, adaptable, and results oriented with a positive attitude.
  • Familiarity with biomechanics, physiological modeling a plus.
  • Experience with C++ a plus.