Apple Imaging Scientist in Santa Clara Valley, California

Imaging Scientist

Job Number: 113691958

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: 16-Apr-2018

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Job Summary

The Camera Systems Engineering Group develops novel calibration and correction methodologies to create new photographic experiences while maintaining high image quality over a wide range of component variation. Past projects have addressed color balance, color shading, optical and numerical image stabilization, position sensing, optical distortion calibration, and stereo imaging. The team is seeking an exceptional optical systems engineer / image scientist with broad skills to develop the next generation of camera calibration technology.

Key Qualifications

  • Expertise in Matlab and familiarity with Python, C, C++ and Objective-C

  • Expertise with projective geometry and geometric imaging optics

  • Expertise with multi-camera epipolar geometry

  • Experience with optical concepts, optical design, optical aberrations

  • Experience with CMOS image sensors and imaging technology

  • Experience with camera manufacturing

  • Experience with image processing algorithms

  • Experience with numerical methods and applied mathematics

  • Experience with measurement automation

  • Experience with photography and photographic principals

  • Broad knowledge of engineering concepts (device behavior, data analysis, statistics, and systems modeling)

  • Great interpersonal skills - the ability to collaborate across groups


Duties include performing the systems-level analysis and modeling and simulation of imaging systems, and the design and construction of laboratory experiments and prototypes to guide systems development. Applicants should have demonstrated many of these skills:

Simulating and modeling imaging optics and projective geometry

Developing novel camera calibration and image processing algorithms

Developing iOS and/or OSX apps for use case data collection and prototyping

Defining and documenting the systems architectures and system specifications for new features

Analyzing and characterizing electrical, optical, and optoelectronic components for new systems

Designing and performing laboratory experiments, and documenting the results

Using computer control (Matlab, Python, etc.) to automate repetitive measurements.

Managing project deliverables and schedules to meet commitments to product development teams


BS/MS/PhD in a relevant field (EE, CS, Physics, Optics, Image Science or Applied Mathematics)

Additional Requirements