Saturday, April 21, 2018

Job at Apple

Depth Systems Engineer (Validation and Test)

  • Job Number: 113630829
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Mar. 26, 2018

Job posting and submit resume here:*USA&pN=0&openJobId=113630829 

Job Summary

The Depth Hardware group at Apple develops depth-sensing hardware such as the revolutionary TrueDepth camera that powers FaceID. This multi-disciplinary group of engineers is responsible for architecture, research, and manufacturing development of these highly complex sensing systems for Apple products. The Depth Hardware team is seeking a Validation and Test engineer to help verify and validate Depth HW through ground-truth station development, opto-mechanical fixture design, benchmarking and analysis. Cross-Functional engagement is expected.

Key Qualifications

  • Individual should have strong skills in the areas of sensor calibration, characterization, requirement verification, systems analysis, and organizational skills. The individual will be expected to learn concepts associated with depth sensors and work both independently and with a cross functional team to validate innovative solutions to challenging technical problems. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are desired.
  • Must haves:
  • •Experience with general sensor characterization (e.g., cameras, depth sensors).
  • •Experience with setting-up and operating sensor test equipment.
  • •Ability to understand and interpret characterization data from sensing hardware.
  • Experience or interest in opto-mechanics and the design of fixtures for the purpose of sensor verification and validation testing efforts.


The individual must have experience with calibration and verification- and validation-testing of depth sensors. Mechanical engineering for the purpose of fixture design for depth sensor testing is preferred. The potential hire must also have strong organizational skills for cross-functional interaction. The ideal candidate will have an inclination towards optics, opto-mechanics, spatial-temporal and spatial-spectral implementations for depth sensor systems analysis, design and test.


B.S. Electrical Engineering, Optical Science, Mechanical Engineering with Optics focus with at least 8 years of industry experience or significant industry experience, or M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Optical Science, Mechanical Engineering with Optics focus with at least of 1 to 2 years of industry experience, or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Optical Science with at least 1 to 2 years of industry experience

Monday, April 16, 2018

Optical Engineer Needed, Midwest Company.

Optical Engineer at FARO

FARO Technologies ( is seeking a capable, enthusiastic intern to work with our optical systems and electrical engineering R&D teams in Lake Mary, FL.  The intern(s) would support development of present and next-generation contactless laser line probes (LLPs), coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) and related optical imaging and metrology equipment.  The intern(s) can expect to contribute to design aspects such as emitter and detector comparison, selection, and evaluation; lens selection and characterization; imaging system design; optical system-level characterization; and development of algorithms.

Preferred attributes include the following:
·         Strong general knowledge of optical systems, including basic paraxial imaging system design, illumination & photometry principles, aberration effects, basic colorimetry, optical properties of materials, thin films, etc.
·         Understanding of semiconductor emitters (LEDs, edge emitting and VCSEL laser diodes) and detectors, including photodiodes, CMOS sensors, CCDs, etc.
·         Familiarity with optical and electrical measurement systems such as oscilloscopes, spectrometers, spectrophotometers, goniometers, integrating spheres, etc.
·         Programming experience (some experience with Matlab, Mathematica or similar software required; C/C++ or other object oriented programming experience a plus)
·         Familiarity with FPGAs, PCBs, and/or analog circuitry helpful
·         Competent and confident decision making skills, good communication, positive attitude and willingness to learn
·         Both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered.
·         Must be available approximately for 20-25 hours of work in Lake Mary per week during normal business hours

If interested in this opportunity, please forward resumes to

Please note that a FARO Technologies R&D representative (Dr. Jeremy Mares) will be present at the College of Optics Affiliate’s Day event on April 20th and can address any questions for interested students.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Job Posting at Tekcapital - Electrical Engineer, but really is a Photonics Engineer. See description

Electrical Engineer
Augmented reality smartglass development project


Tekcapital has an opening for an Electrical Engineer (EE) to work in our office in Miami, FL office. The EE will develop and build a prototype pair of augmented reality glasses that incorporate state of the art imaging technology. The EE will coordinate a team of optics experts and related disciplines to define the architecture, design the product work with a prototype development shop in order to meet contractual obligations. The EE will have a working knowledge of Electro-Mechanical and Electro-optical Designs and be able to work across platforms to communicate requirements to other team members. 

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Review and analyze requirements, participate in defining, deriving and allocating hardware requirements;
  • Select components and suppliers to be used in the prototype development program.
  • Create documentation, as needed, to confirm design approach prior to implementation and to ensure clear and accurate communication of all design details needed to produce prototype products;
  • Create schematics, interconnects and designs using CAD;
  • Create part drawings, and Bills of Materials and testing procedures;
  • Coordinate optics experts for technology review and component selection;
  • Review hardware design with engineering and development team;
  • Coordinate the augmented reality glasses prototype development program;
  • Accurately record hours and report status. Provide weekly up-date presentations reports

To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering via an accredited institution, and 5+ years of experience developing digital and analog electrical designs and prototypes
  • Demonstrated ability to perform requirements driven design and implementation, understanding of methods to maintain requirements traceability
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse internal and external team in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and visual/graphical communications skills
Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
  • Experience in wearable, augmented reality displays
  • Experience in electro-optical prototype development
  • Printed Circuit Board design experience
  • Experience with hardware/software integration and formal user acceptance processes

Tekcapital Overview:

Tekcapital plc - The World’s Largest University Network for Open Innovation
Tekcapital’s objective is to create value from investing in new, university-developed intellectual properties. Additionally, using its proprietary discovery search engine, linked to 4,500+ universities in 160 countries, coupled with expert scientific review, Tekcapital provides a range of IP investment services to make it easy for organisations to find, evaluate and acquire university-developed technology. Tekcapital plc is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: symbol TEK) and is headquartered in Oxford, in the UK. For more information, please visit

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and a short letter describing why you feel you could stand out in this position to Dr. Cliff Gross [].