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Optical Sensing System Architect
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Apple | Santa Clara, CA
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Job Summary

Apple is looking for experienced optical sensing architects to develop, model, specify, and test innovative optical sensing systems for Apple products.

Key Qualifications

* The candidate will need to have extensive hands-on experience and a proven track record with optical systems.-The candidate will drive system design by maintaining a thorough understanding of the measurement platform through modeling and experimentation.-It is preferred that the candidate have experience with high-volume, miniature optical systems.-The candidate should be proficient with general purpose computation software: Matlab, Python, etc.-The candidate should be proficient using optical simulation software such as LightTools, Zemax, Code V, FRED, etc.-Proficient English language skill with excellent written and verbal communication abilities.


The Sensing Systems team integrates optical, MEMS, magnetic, and capacitive sensors across multiple Apple product lines. Join us in developing solutions the world hasn't experienced yet.We are looking for optical engineers with expertise architecting system design through optical modeling, experimentation, and excellent decision-making abilities. The candidate will be responsible for building, maintaining, and documenting a thorough end-to-end understanding of the optical sensing system, including the product's internal optical/electrical architecture and the optical interaction with the object being measured. This position will require an innate ability to combine the inherent strengths and weaknesses of modeling and experimentation to arrive at sensible system design decisions.


M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Optics, or Physics preferred. -5+ years of industry experience is preferred. Recent graduates with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

About Apple

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. Apple’s three software platforms — iOS, OS X and watchOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.



Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Our community is made up of every kind of individual: artists and designers, engineers and scientists, thinkers and doers. Together we create things and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without. So if you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, a career with Apple might be your dream job. Just be ready to dream big.c