Optical Scientist / Engineer

  • Apple
  • München, Germany
  • 01/11/2021
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Job Description

Apple designs consumer products that touch millions. We change the way that people interact with electronic devices around the world. The Measurement R&D Team is responsible for developing technologies, calibration methodologies and the respective instrumentation for the calibration and validation of Apple’s products. These solutions will be used during New Product Introduction (NPI).

Key Qualifications

  • >4 year of experience and strong technical background in optical depth sensing, Lidar, optics.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with x-functional teams and vendors.
  • Ability to explore potential technologies and work with suppliers on prototype development.
  • Self-motivated, independent, and dedicated. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Understanding of laser compliance and product safety standards.
  • Competence in data analysis and algorithm development in Python or Matlab.
  • Hands-on experience in optical design (Zemax, Code V or LightTrans) are a plus.


The role of an Optical Scientist is to design and deploy effective measurement systems that include test methodology, hardware, software, instrument and fixture design. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Be part of a team that will support the integration of novel metrology solutions and communicate design decisions and strategies to a cross-functional team. - Simulate how optical properties of the devices under test can be influenced by tolerances of the instrument. - Bring up, debug and mature the measurement system during NPI cycle. - Define and document the appropriate methodologies in the measurement. - Design precise systems that can take the environment into account. - Develop repeatable and reproducible instrumentation that meets product requirements. - Collaborate across teams to create, define and document measurement metrics and specifications.

Education & Experience

PhD/ MS degree in Physics or related subject. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.