Apple AR/VR Job | Jr Camera HW & SW Prototyping Engineer

Job(岗位): Jr Camera HW & SW Prototyping Engineer

Citys(岗位城市): Newport Beach, California, United States

Date(发布日期): 2022-6-16


Apple is looking for a Jr Camera HW & SW Prototyping Engineer to join a fast growing production tools development team. We’re looking for an enthusiastic and self starting Engineer to advance the development of cutting edge technology for use in high-end professional production environments.

The Engineer will support the Senior Camera HW & SW Prototyping Engineer to develop and execute the strategies and designs agreed on with internal teams and/or external partners & vendors. The systems this team creates will be used in high stakes production environments where there’s only one chance to capture amazing content.

This team embraces a scrappy, “fail fast & often,” and “if a solution already exists, we’ll buy it” approach to production tools R&D. The Engineer will be virtually unbound to explore any and all technologies in order to bring to life new tools for production stakeholders asking for the impossible.

If developing bleeding edge, high-availability, professional capture tools at the intersection of art and technology is your passion, this could be the opportunity you’ve been working towards.


5+ years experience leading or contributing to the development of the technology to support professional or high reliability AR/XR/3D or 2D capture systems.

Experience working with professional camera systems (Sony, ARRI, IMAX, RED, etc.).

Hands-on experience implementing HW designs and programming with FPGA devices. (Xilinx, Vivido, etc.)

Experience delivering mechanical and/or industrial design CAD models from PoC to FATP using Solidworks, Inventor, NX, etc.

Experience designing multilayer PCB’s employing data protocols like UART, SPI, I2C using Allegro, Altium, Eagle, etc.

Experience programming in C/C++ & scripting languages like Perl/Python.

Knowledge of image processing using OpenCV.

Deep knowledge of low voltage DC-DC power systems and noise suppression and filtering techniques.

Experience controlling and implementing high repeatability servos, geared motor and drivers.

Experience working in theatrical or live production environments.


The Jr Camera HW & SW Prototyping Engineers “normal day at the office” will include researching, presenting and negotiating technical approaches with cross functional stakeholders, then developing the CAD models and EE schematics for those ideas to be manufactured using Apples world class rapid prototyping and manufacturing capabilities.

The Engineer will work with production engineering and maintenance staff to test and validate prototypes and production units in real world scenarios. In addition to working on new designs, the Engineer will be the point person for running root cause analysis and troubleshooting issues production crews discover in the field.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

– Prior experience working with and designing for non-standard types of photography or cinematography such as underwater, aerial, extreme conditions, and virtual production.

– Familiarity with typical video and audio recording formats commonly found in the cinematic or live broadcast industry. (RAW, ProRes, EXR, BWF, etc.)

– Familiarity with video transport protocols like SMPTE-2110 or SDI.

– Familiarity with production equipment and maintenance tasks typically found in cinematic or live broadcast environments.

– Able to read and draw wiring harness and pinout schematics.

– Able to solider IC’s and other small components, by hand.

– Working knowledge of media production and workflow tools such as Adobe Premiere, BlackMagic Resolve, ColorFront (OSD), ShotGrid/ShotGun, Perforce, Unity, Unreal, etc.

– Experience using standard organization and communication tools. (Jira, Confluence, Keynote, PowerPoint, Omnigraffle, Vizio, Word, etc.)

– Experience with EMI, RF, vibration, drop and thermal evaluation test processes and tools.