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Camera Hardware Electrical Engineer



Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200551168
Do you love taking on big challenges that require exceptionally creative solutions? Do you deeply understand how an incredible camera experience should work? As part of our Camera Technologies group, you’ll help design the innovative technology that allows each generation of Apple products to produce photos even more incredible than the last. You’ll design and develop groundbreaking ideas for everything involved in our camera systems, from sensor to lens. You’ll collaborate with teams across Apple to research, design, develop, test, and qualify camera hardware for Apple products. Together, we’ll craft a magical photography experience that redefines what millions of customers can expect from their cameras. The Camera Hardware Engineering group is responsible for the design, development, and innovation of camera hardware for all related Apple products. Our target is to deliver superior camera hardware to enable best-in-class camera user experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic, high energy individual who can help us with tomorrow’s challenges.


- Work multi-functionally to develop hardware/system architectures for novel camera systems - Lead architecture and implementation for camera sub-system with challenging component and system requirements. - Develop and lead module level architecture and specifications through implementation phase including component selection, design, supervising layout and simulation, validation and system integration. - Lead and direct X-functional teams to resolve critical signal and power integrity, De-sense and CoEX issues - Author clear and comprehensive electrical test documentation for manufacturing partners - Work with test teams to develop new test equipment and procedures for camera module validation and production test. - Develop electronic prototypes for new camera features and product concepts

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in system level design and architecture
  • Multi-disciplinary understanding of EE, CE and Physics principles
  • Experience working with dynamic multi-functional teams
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills focused on leadership, teamwork and collaboration. Experience in several of the following areas:
  • Prior experience prototyping new technologies, conducting design of experiments, and analytical data processing.
  • Hands-on experience in electronic design, to include component selection, schematic design,with tools like Cadence Allegro and OrCAD
  • Strong knowledge of layout strategies for Rigid PCB, Flex, and Rigid-Flex.
  • Good understanding of material selection, Stack-up planning and noise suppression
  • Proven understanding of electrical engineering design and layout for low-noise linear and switching power supply circuits
  • Extensive experience with EE design for digital circuits, High-speed digital design (MIPI, Display-port, HDMI, PCIE, etc) and low-speed serial control interfaces
  • Design for manufacturing, testing and reliability (DFM, DFT, DFR)
  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, data analysis, and systems modeling) and hands-on lab experience with hardware bring-up and debug
  • Integration of hardware into multi-functional systems (De-sense and CoEX)
  • Familiarity with the challenges of taking a product from design through to production

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Occasional travel may be required, but is not a critical component of this position.
  • Experience with camera technology covering sensing, control and signal processing
  • Experience in system designs with Application processors and/or FPGA’s
  • Familiarity with micro-controller and instrument programming
  • Familiar with image quality evaluation methodology and general optical metrology
  • Command line interface and scripting is a plus (Matlab, Python)
  • Statistical data analysis and visualization (ex. JMP) is a plus
  • High-volume consumer electronics system experience is preferred

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.