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Optical Calibration Systems Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Oct 22, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200114500

Apple's Optical Instrumentation System Engineer is a terrific position for someone passionate about technology. Have you imagined yourself to be the designer of world's best optical metrology system for high volume mass production?

Our organization plays a pivotal role in keeping up the quality standards at Apple and making sure that our customers are happy with the quality and experience of the hardware that they use. Employees of this organization enjoy having a chance to lead the design of a complete and custom system that is instrumental to the quality of Apple's products

You will be a part of the Display Calibration and Instrumentation group to develop customized solutions for calibrating, characterizing, and testing optical performance for iPhone, iPad, Watch, iMac, MacBooks, HomePods and more. You are responsible for developing optical in- strument and whole system solution that is flexible and mass-production friendly to calibrate and inspect display module and products. You will work on system design, development, and factory deployment during new product introduction (NPI) stage, with the support from SW/HW functional teams. Be one of the first people in the world to witness new Apple products coming together for the first time

Key Qualifications

  • Design of optical system for mass production
  • Camera or display calibration and characterization
  • Imaging optics, lens design and characterization
  • Experience on a complete cycle of developing, validating and qualifying an optical instru- ment (e.g. imaging camera, colorimeter or spectrometer)
  • Experience on developing a metrology system integrating above optical instruments
  • Ability to perform comprehensive optical and image quality characterization of the lens, camera module, integrated photonics devices, and/or spectrometers
  • Experience on using ZEMAX or Code V
  • Programming skills in one of Python, MATLAB, C and/or Objective-C
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; clear technical communications with teammates, self-moti- vated and very responsible in work you're doing
  • Strong leadership and problem solving ability
  • Positive outlook and eager to stepping into uncharted technology space and work hard to deliver solutions in a timely fashion
  • The position requires some international travel (up to 20%)


Develop industry-leading calibration and metrology methodology, process and solutions for Apple display products and other optical components

Define calibration & measurement ERS (Engineering Requirement Specification), together with design teams

Lead and drive all system design and development based on above ERS, with the supports from functional teams including mechanical design, software and electronic design

Derive requirements for optical instruments, through analytics and numerical models

Specify and design optical instruments and key components (image sensing module, lens, optical relays) used by the above systems

Lead vendors to develop those instruments and components. Validate and qualify the in- strument performance to meet mass production requirements

Conduct HW/SW issues FA from system level down to the component level Deploy and validate the developed systems in factories in NPI stage

Analyze large amounts of NPI display performance data and generate system design im- provement plan

Education & Experience

PhD with 3+ years, or MS with 6+ years of industry experience in Optics, Physics, or Elec- trical Engineering

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2019-10-22 Expires: 2019-11-20

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