Optical Sensor Engineer - Exploratory Design Group

Apple   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 396 days ago

Optical Sensor Engineer - Exploratory Design Group

  • Job Number: 113047327
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Sep. 18, 2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

This is a hands-on role, working on an optical science team within a highly multi-disciplinary group to demonstrate new optical sensor concepts. You will exercise both your technical breadth and your deep understanding of optical devices and systems.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ total years of experience with optical and/or device physics, some industrial experience developing products based on new technology, and most of the following:
  • Excellent grasp of optical physics fundamentals.
  • Hands-on experience implementing and testing optical devices and systems.
  • Experience constructing and validating models of optical devices, based on first principles and empirical data.
  • Solid understanding of optical systems, laser and non-laser optical sources, and optical measurement techniques.
  • Understanding of the impact of coherence on optical systems.
  • Proficiency at C, Matlab, Python or similar programming.
  • Experience with sequential and/or non-sequential ray-tracing, optical waveguide design, optical mode-solvers, or simulation of diffraction effects.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.


As an Optical Sensor Engineer, you will: •Work with the team to invent, implement and validate optical sensor concepts. •Design, simulate, and specify optical devices and sub-systems to meet project requirements. •Work with external vendors to fabricate custom devices. •Characterize performance of optical devices, sub-systems and systems relative to project requirements. •Identify causal relationships between observed performance and design parameters. •Interpret empirical data and reconcile it with first-principles analytical and/or numerical simulations.


Masters degree or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, EE, or related field is required.