Optical Design Engineer | Apple

Date Posted: 
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Position Location: 
Cupertino, CA
Job Description: 

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for all research, design, development, test and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products. The team is looking for an Optical Engineer to work on advanced optical technology development.

Key Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in the area of lens design, metrology and integration.
  • Experience in lens design, tolerance analysis
  • Experience in Stray light analysis
  • Experience in lens characterization methodology and instrumentation
  • Proficiency with ZEMAX, CODE V, FRED, LightTool, etc.
  • Ability to perform comprehensive optical and image quality characterization of the lens and the camera module
  • Support metrology methodology for camera lens testing and develop appropriate test charts and methods for camera evaluation
  • Interface with the assembly and packaging groups to support integration of camera lens into module

Core Responsibilities:

Work on new lens design, characterization and integration into CMOS imager sensor based camera modules. Drive development of advanced metrology development. Complete analysis of the optical element's influence on the image quality characteristics of the camera module. Work closely with lens supplier for prototype design, evaluation and MTF testing. 


  • Graduate degree in Optics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Manufacturing, or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements - Desirable:

  • working knowledge of thin film physics and fabrication
  • track record of imaging related innovations
  • working knowledge of optomechanics
  • must be high energy, multi-tasker, resourceful problem solver, ability to work under pressure, take initiative



Send your resume to Dan Stephenson at daniel_stephenson@apple.com.