Camera Hardware Electrical Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200248956
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 fostering excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for the design, development, and innovation of camera hardware for all related Apple products. Our target is to deliver superior camera hardware to enable best-in-class camera user experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic, high energy individual who can help us with tomorrow’s challenges.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant industry experience. High-volume consumer electronics system experience preferred
  • Experience with schematic capture and PCB design using Cadence Concept and Allegro or similar CAD tools
  • Design and simulation experience with Hi-speed serdes (MIPI, Displayport, HDMI, PCIE, etc)
  • Broad experience with both analog and digital circuits, e.g. small signal conditioning, low noise power supply, high-speed and serial control interfaces
  • Strong knowledge of layout strategies for Rigid PCB, Flex, and Rigid-Flex including material selection, Stack-up planning, EMI minimization, signal integrity, noise suppression and design for manufacturing, testing and reliability (DFM, DFT, DFR)
  • Comfort and ability to use all types of electronic test equipments such as Oscilloscope, VNA, spectrum analyzer, electrical loads and signal generators
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Command line interface and scripting skills
  • Statistical data analysis and visualization (ex. JMP) is a plus


Determine component requirements, and develop schematic designs for innovative camera modules components containing image sensors, microcontrollers, low-noise power supplies, AF/OIS drivers, and high-speed serial interfaces Analyze circuit parasitics and tolerances to ensure correct operation over the specified voltage and temperature ranges Direct layout and/or supervision of layout for PCB, Flex, and substrates Debug EE issues, including power quality, high-speed signal integrity and I2C interface performance Author clear and comprehensive electrical test documentation for manufacturing partners to complete test and validation Collaborate with multi-functional teams to simulate, test, and validate performance of all designs Develop electronic prototypes for new camera features and product concepts

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or industrial experience equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of CMOS image sensor, ISP or image processing is desirable;
  • Familiarity with camera and optics technology
  • Occasional travel will be required

Pay & Benefits