Optical System Lead - Camera Hardware

San Diego, California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted:
Weekly Hours: 13
Role Number:200301012
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 cultivating excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to develop specific macros in CodeV/Zemax/LightTools to run complex Monte Carlo and stray light simulations, including relevant optical characterization data (BDRF, MTF, distortion, birefringence, mechanical stress) to predict full camera module performances.
  • Ability to systematically debug optical system failures, identifying key subsystem contributions, performing lab experiments and driving vendor to optimize manufacturing.
  • Presenting to the cross-functional team is a large portion of the job and candidate should be comfortable with explaining complex optical engineering concepts to a wide audience.

Description

Optical engineer responsible for imaging system design, characterization, and manufacturing. In charge of driving optical system definition, design, specification and implementation in Apple products. Will work closely with a multi-functional team, including Architecture, Lens Design, Mechanical Engineering, Module Design, Module Validation, Software, Firmware, Reliability and Optics vendors. Requires strong background in optical system design and characterization, including geometrical/physical optics, aberration theory, stray light, thermal simulations, specialized optical metrology, optical coatings, color science, opto-mechanics, sensor architecture, and image signal processing.

Education & Experience

MS or PhD degree in Optics, Physics, or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements