Hardware Sensing Systems Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200546657
Do you love taking on big challenges that require exceptionally creative solutions? Do you deeply understand how an incredible camera experience should work? As part of our Camera Technologies group, you’ll help design the innovative technology that allows each generation of Apple products to produce photos even more incredible than the last. You’ll design and develop groundbreaking ideas for everything involved in our camera systems, from sensor to lens. You’ll collaborate with teams across Apple to research, design, develop, test, and qualify camera hardware for Apple products. Together, we’ll craft a magical photography experience that redefines what millions of customers can expect from their cameras.


Duties include performing the systems-level analysis and modeling of sensing and imaging systems, the design and construction of prototypes to guide systems development and assess user impact, and the definition of system level tests for parametric specifications! Candidates should be highly skilled in several of these areas: - Performing the systems-level analysis and modeling of sensing and imaging systems using Matlab - Defining and documenting systems architecture, requirements, use case analysis, and tests for camera features and technologies - Creating subsystem specifications by analyzing / modeling / characterizing electrical, optical, and optoelectronic components - Defining subsystem and system level tests to characterize and/or guarantee parametric specifications - Designing and performing laboratory experiments, and documenting the results - Using computer control (Matlab, Python, etc..) to automate repetitive measurements. - Managing project deliverables and schedules to meet commitments to product development teams

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Expertise with sensing systems (preferably in magnetic sensing)
  • Expertise in MATLAB and familiarity with Python
  • Experience with signal processing, preferably in MATLAB
  • Experience with magneto-static simulations of CAD using FEA methods.
  • Experience with analog and digital electronics
  • Experience in system-level requirements and documentation
  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, data analysis, and systems modeling) and associated tools: MATLAB, JMP
  • Familiarity with control systems
  • Familiarity with digital camera and optics technology
  • Familiarity with CMOS image sensor technology
  • Exposure to optical concepts and optical design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills - the ability to collaborate across groups
  • Self-motivated, able to lead projects independently

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and 3+ years of relevant experience in a relevant field (EE or Physics) or equivalent. MS/PhD preferred.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.