Optical Instrumentation System Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Role Number: 200018126

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 instrument 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

  • Knowledge of following areas
  • 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 instrument (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-motivated 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 instrument 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 improvement plan

Additional Requirements

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