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 Photonics Engineer - Camera Hardware - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Components
Creative services/Design
Engineering - Electrical
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200139874 / Latpro-3738942 
Date posted: Apr-22-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


Photonics Engineer - Camera Hardware

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Apr 9, 2020

Role Number: 200139874

The camera hardware team is responsible for design, development, and validation of camera and electro-optic sensing systems in Apple products. The senior engineer in this role will be responsible for architecture and execution of photonic IC development for electro-optical sensors. This role involves highly technical and cross-disciplinary knowledge in semi-conductor optical components, physical optics, lasers, detectors and semi-conductor packaging technologies.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with silicon and/or silicon nitrate integrated optics
  • Experience with active components, including modulators and photo-detectors
  • Excellent grasp of optical physics fundamentals
  • Experience in optical PDK development including the design of optical building blocks such as splitters, waveguides, couplers & detectors
  • Experience writing optical specifications for laser sources, imaging optics, polarization, and optical filters
  • Experience with optical link budgets, including statistical analysis
  • Free-space optical design and/or simulation experience considered a plus
  • Hands-on experience implementing and testing optical devices and systems
  • Experience with active ranging systems is a plus


Expert that defines development of photonic ICs based on high-level requirements of sensing systems architecture. Map development activities into strategy for internal and partnership developments. Collaborate with cross-functional and system leads for architecture definition. Lead direct and matrix team members to develop clear written specifications and develop test tools for verification of specifications. Lead responsibility for design, test, and validation activities in on-site lab facilities and in collaboration with vendors. Identify causal relationships between observed device or sub-system performance and design parameters. Interpret and reconcile empirical data with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations. Work with internal and external manufacturing teams to define fabrication process and test requirements. Present results and advocate for photonic IC development to director and executive leadership.

Education & Experience

MS or PhD in physics, electrical engineering, or related field 5+ years relevant experience.


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