Optical Sensors Engineering Manager
Apple - Santa Clara Valley, CA

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Apple is looking for a Hands-On Sensing System Hardware Engineering Leader to drive engineering activities and identify, specify, develop and test innovative sensing systems used in Apple products.

Core Responsibilities:
Lead the team responsible for developing and launching "insanely great" sensing systems for Apple products.
  • Spearhead the development and integration of new technologies from proof of concept phase through production ramp.
  • Invent new sensing technology solutions.
  • Analyze trade-offs among performance, manufacturability, schedule and cost.
  • Identify, create and document new sensing system metrics and specifications that deliver performance that matter to customer perception.
  • Develop sensing systems specifications and author error budget specifications, in close collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Simulate sensing system performance and error sensitivities.
  • Develop measurement methods and equipment that are repeatable, reproducible, and automated as appropriate to enable thorough validation coverage on tight development schedules.
  • Drive engineering build activities including travel to manufacturing sites, performance validation measurements, yield optimization and failure analysis coordination.
  • Diagnose engineering issues with true scientific method, driving to definitive root cause, in close collaboration with cross-functional team members.
  • Prepare and deliver executive presentations to clearly communicate technical status, risks and mitigation strategies.
  • Assign and manage engineering resources.
  • Contribute to the technology roadmap in collaboration with cross-functional leaders
  • Hire new talent for your team and collaborate in identifying / hiring new talent for cross-functional teams.
  • Develop and evangelize best practice methodologies that result in products that work all the time.
  • Hands on technical work!
Qualifications:
Normally requires Master's degree in engineering plus a minimum 3 years experience.

  • The candidates will need to have hands-on experience and a proven track record in the field of sensing system hardware engineering.
  • Proficient English language skill with excellent written and verbal communication capability is required.
  • Qualified candidates shall have at least one of following specialties:
1. Architecture, design and validation of sensing systems that include precision analog signal processing including amplitude/frequency/phase modulation and demodulation.

2. Optical engineering with relevant experience in geometric optics, physical optics, non-sequential ray tracing, and experimental measurement.

3. Fundamental knowledge and experience in physics, optics, material science and manufacturing technology relevant for sensing systems.

Education: BSEE / MSEE is required, PhD in Physics/EE or Engineering is preferred

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