Calibration and Instrumentation Engineer- Camera & Depth Systems

San Diego, CA 92101
  • Job Code
    200272364
Summary

Summary

Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200272364

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized enti...Summary

Summary

Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200272364

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Are you up for the challenge?
The Hardware Test Engineering (HWTE) team is looking for an engineer responsible for characterizing, defining calibration, instrumentation, and testing requirements of optical sensors. You will design high precision instrumentation & systems to be able to perform this efficiently in a factory environment. This engineer works closely with the Camera & Depth Hardware group to ensure the success of current and future Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • Required Experience
  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Knowledge of optical sensor functionality and implementation
  • Experience in design / implementation of laboratory instrumentation for the validation / characterization of optical sensors
  • Ability to work proactively in a collaborative, highly cross-functional and fast pace environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and solid teamwork and
  • leadership skills
  • Preferred Skills
  • PhD in EE/Physics/Optics
  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Understand limitations and design trade-offs between sensor performance,
  • manufacturability, spec, applications and non-ideality of the sensor
  • Experience with fabrication and assembly of optical sensors
  • Experience with commercialized optical sensors, sensor testing and calibration
  • Experience with simulation, modeling, visualization and statistical tools like MATLAB, JMP, Python
  • Experience in optical modeling tools such as Zemax or LightTools
  • Programming skills in C/++/Objective-C
  • Hands-on experience in system-level design
  • High volume consumer electronics manufacturing experience

Description

As a Calibration and Instrumentation Engineer, you will:
Develop state of the art measurement systems for Apple
Introduce cutting edge technology to make lives better around the world
Touch every aspect of a system including HW design, SW development, vendor
engagement, algorithm optimization, data mining and factory deployment
Work collaboratively with a creative, diverse team of engineers including
Systems Hardware, Product Design, Reliability, Software, and Operations

Specification, design, development, and deployment of sensor calibration and performance verification stations for use during Apple new product introduction (NPI). Our systems have to perform at a high level of accuracy and precision in a mass production factory environment. Responsibilities include:
R&D around metrology of optical sensors, cameras, and depth systems
Model, simulate and experimentally verify sources of instrumentation error, and
build uncertainty budgets around what is needed for the product
Collaborate with and drive instrument vendors to design equipment from scratch
for calibrating and verifying the performance of Apple products
Run experiments to analyze performance of instruments under different
conditions
Generate reports that analyze large amounts of NPI sensor performance data
Debug devices from the system level down to the component level
Analyze trade-offs among performance, manufacturability and schedule
Help with scaling of lab grade instruments to Apple manufacturing lines
Define necessary qualification and quality controls for new instrumentation

Education & Experience

MS in EE/Physics/Imaging/Optics

Additional Requirements

  • Estimated Travel
  • Up to 20% international travel


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