Imaging Systems QC Tools & Processes Engineer - Apple Vision Pro


Job Description


Apple is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Every new product we build, service we create, or Apple Store experience we deliver is the result of us making each other’s ideas stronger. That happens because every one of us shares a belief that we can make something wonderful and share it with the world, changing lives for the better. It’s the diversity of our people and their thinking that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. When we bring everybody in, we can do the best work of our lives. Here, you’ll do more than join something — you’ll add something.

Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space. It will allow us to do the things we love in ways never before possible — all while staying connected to the people around us.

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.

Key Qualifications

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.

Education & Experience

B.A./ B.S. or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

- 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.)

Pay & Benefits

At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $125,800 and $229,400, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses — including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

Role Number: 200481442