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 Sr Hardware Engineering Lab Technician (Contract) - Camera HW - 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: 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: 200222259 / Latpro-3772602 
Date posted: Feb-10-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Sr Hardware Engineering Lab Technician (Contract) - Camera HW

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Feb 9, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200222259

Why Apple? We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives. You will become part of a team that sets the standard in developing excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products. Within that, the Camera Architecture & Product Engineering team is responsible for creating and qualifying future camera hardware design requirements that compliment and leverage imaging pipeline, power budget and technology readiness. An in-depth understanding of modern imaging and image processing algorithms, multi- camera calibration and computational photography enables this team to successfully tie in highly optimized camera hardware solutions with state of the art software providing market leading imaging experience.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability over 5 years in lab technician or engineering support role or hold Bachelor's degree in engineering field.
  • Good understanding of digital photography fundamentals and exposure to DSLR camera operation in manual mode.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel/Apple Numbers for data collection, summary and reporting.
  • High attention to detail and procedural thinking.
  • Improvement-oriented mindset and willingness to help foster team innovation and individual growth.
  • Effective communicator that uses teamwork to build relationships, embrace diversity and help achieve collective success.
  • Willingness to relocate to Santa Clara Valley, CA.


Apply the fundamentals of digital photography and learn the latest innovations in camera hardware design, computational photography and image quality assessment. Capture and collect images and data using early prototypes and developmental hardware to support failure analysis, design qualification, component improvement, form-factor design, image quality tuning and future technology exploration efforts. Stage and capture subjective camera image quality tests using various props, realistic models, scenery and lab-based environmental simulations. Operate, calibrate and maintain an array of professional photography equipment, optoelectronic instrumentation, rapid prototyping capabilities, image quality testers and automation platforms. Exposure to MATLAB and Python software development and debugging for operating automated equipment, data processing and analysis. Work closely with Apple engineering team to help design, build and test innovative robotics & automation platforms used in the development and testing of future Apple products and imaging systems. Opportunity to expand knowledge across various engineering fields such as optical, electrical, mechanical, software and systems design to support fixturing, test bring- up and lab automation efforts.

Education & Experience

BS degree in engineering or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with Mac operating system and Apple ecosystem a huge plus.
  • Experience using automated test equipment or working with collaborative robotics.
  • Experience with MATLAB or Python programming languages and basic coding principles.
  • Experience with mechanical prototyping using various hand tools, power tools and/ or rapid prototyping equipment.
  • Experience using common optical measurement equipment such as illuminance meters, colorimeters, spectrometers and optical power meters.
  • Experience using bench-top electrical tools such as oscilloscopes, function generators, DMMs, and power supplies.
  • Ability to read and interpret basic electronic schematics.
  • Ability to perform module tear-downs, optical component retrofits and PCB electrical rework under digital microscope.


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