Apple AR/VR Job | Imaging Systems QC Tools & Processes Engineer

Job(岗位): Imaging Systems QC Tools & Processes Engineer

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

Date(发布日期): 2023-5-24


Apple is looking for an Imaging Systems QC Tools & Processes Engineer to join a growing Immersive Media content production tools team. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, self starting engineer with a passion for developing and deploying cutting edge capture technology for content creation. The Engineer will develop HW & SW systems and processes that validate the optical and image performance of Immersive capture systems and components.

These tools will be used in professional cinema, live broadcast & expeditionary content production environments where you get only one chance to capture amazing events.

This team is agile, dynamic, multi-disciplinary and very hands on. It champions new IP development and rewards unconventional innovation.


5+ years of contributing to the development of metrology and image processing used in professional or consumer MR, AR, or XR capture and display systems.

Deep knowledge and experience with imaging system profiling and characterization tools. (Imatest, MATLAB, Image Engineering, Synopsis, etc.)

Experience simulating, characterizing and validating bring up and lifecycle performance of wide field of view optical systems.

Experience developing bench top optical metrology systems. (HW and Control & Image Analysis SW implementation)

Experience with mechanical CAD systems. (Solidworks, NX, Inventor, etc.)

Experience with optical CAD systems (Zemax, CodeV, etc.)

Experience bringing up and overseeing assembly line QA & QC processes for low quantity production runs.

Experience developing and building test automation systems using MATLAB, Python or C/C++.

A track record of successfully collaborating with vendors and x-functional teams to meet program goals and drive projects to completion.

Ability to achieve end goal without having a clear or well defined roadmap.

Able to lift 30 lbs to chest height while standing.

Able to travel both domestically & internationally, up to 20% of the year.


This is the team that brings to life the seemingly impossible requests from the worlds best content creators. These creators are constantly pushing the limits of production technology. Terms like “Best-in-Class”, “State-of-the-art” or “Standard” are never good enough.

If you excel at working in scrappy, startup minded, teams that embraces a “fail fast & often” approach to tools development, then this is the place for you. If supporting and advancing the bleeding edge of high-availability, professional capture tools at the intersection of art and technology is what drives you, this is the opportunity you’ve been working towards.

The Engineer will have a seat at the table during the content production and tools planning process. This direct access to stakeholders will guide and influence current and future R&D efforts. The Engineer will have wide latitude to explore, learn, test and implement new technologies and workflows with few restrictions.


– Conducting component validation tests on parts received from vendors.

– Improving and streamlining optical & image profiling processes and systems.

– Organizing x-functional exchanges with other imaging and metrology teams across Apple to promote knowledge transfer and innovation opportunities

– Researching and prototyping new systems to support the teams broader product roadmap.

– Maintaining the calibration and performance of multiple captures systems after repeated usage cycles.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

– Prior experience working with and testing non-scientific image capture systems used in underwater, aerial, harsh environments and cinema & television production.

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

– Basic electrical engineering or “Maker style” prototyping experience. (Arduino, 3D printing, breadboards, servo control, sensor data capture, etc.)

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

– Experience using standard office productivity and communication tools. (Monday, Confluence, Keynote, Excel, PowerPoint, Omnigraffle, Vizio, Word, etc.)