Camera Systems Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200468000
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 Systems Engineering Group is responsible for the systems-level analysis, design, and development of new camera features and technologies for performance enhancement. The team is seeking an exceptional systems engineer with broad skills to lead research and development projects.

Key Qualifications

  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, data analysis, and systems modeling)
  • Expertise in system level modeling/simulation, data analysis, and image/signal processing in Matlab and/or Python
  • Expertise in digital camera and optics technology
  • Experience with big data analysis and visualization
  • Experience designing/performing laboratory experiments for camera testing
  • Experience with collaborative software development and regression testing (e.g. git, Jenkins, etc.)
  • Familiarity with defining/documenting system level requirements and defining/executing system and subsystem level tests/analysis to validate overall system performance
  • Familiarity with software/hardware automation
  • Familiarity with image signal processing pipelines
  • Familiarity with firmware and FPGA development
  • Familiarity with CMOS image sensors technology
  • Familiarity with analog and digital electronics
  • Great interpersonal skills - the ability to collaborate across groups
  • Self-motivated, able to lead projects independently


Duties include performing the systems-level analysis and modeling of imaging and sensing systems and the definition/execution/automation of system level tests for parametric specifications. Candidates should be highly skilled in several of these areas: Performing systems-level analysis and modeling of imaging systems using Matlab and/or Python Defining and documenting systems architecture, requirements, use case analysis, and tests for camera features and technologies Compiling and analyzing data from multiple sources to gain insight into user behavior Defining subsystem and system level tests to characterize and/or guarantee parametric specifications and system level performance Designing and performing laboratory experiments and documenting the results Developing, maintaining, and documenting software and workflows to automate repetitive measurements (Python, Matlab, shell scripting, C/C++, etc.) Creating subsystem specifications by analyzing/modeling/characterizing electrical, optical, and optoelectronic components Managing project deliverables and schedules to meet commitments to product development teams Discovering and tracking external technology development by suppliers, competitors, and academicians

Education & Experience

BS/MS/PhD in a relevant field (EE, ME, CS, or Physics) or equivalent

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits