Sense Architecture Manager (SPG)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200374601
The Special Project Group (SPG) at Apple is currently looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the sense architecture team. As a successful applicant you will provide strategic direction to a team of talented architects developing and evaluating sensing hardware solutions for autonomous systems. You will work cross functionally with domain experts in sensor hardware, signal processing implementation, autonomy algorithms, systems engineering, and safety to perform system level trade-offs and provide robust assessments of architectural options. You must have a strong understanding of various sensing modalities’ strengths and limitations, associated algorithms, and general understating of perception systems. Prior experience in full product lifecycle is highly desired. You must feel passionate about guiding high permanence teams developing complex systems with multi-disciplinary teams and delivering within aggressive timelines.

Key Qualifications

  • Track record managing high performance teams
  • Experience developing system architecture, sensor systems analysis, and modeling.
  • Experience with use case analysis and requirement processes.
  • Good understanding of optical and/or RF sensors physics and signal processing.
  • Strong communication, documentation and presentation skills.


Manage and provide technical and strategic guidance to a team of talented architects, who perform a wide range of tasks including: - Conduct assessments of optical sensing systems to meet an array of use cases. - Perform simulations to generate system and module level requirements for cameras, lighting, optical depth sensors, RF systems, and audio sensors. - Architect, develop and prototype practical and implementable algorithms. - Perform large scale data analysis and generate validation metrics - Build tools for sense validation, generate and execute sense validation plans Advise on the trades between different sensor hardware, software and algorithms. Deliver executive level presentations.

Education & Experience

M.S. / Ph.D. EE or related field with 15 / 10+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits