Optical Engineer (optical lens manufacturing process) | Apple

May 30, 2023


Posted: May 12, 2023

Role Number:200478904

Apple is looking for a hardworking optical engineer with expertise in optical lens manufacturing process to make something wonderful.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in lens manufacturing process (e.g. cast molding, injection molding, free-form surface generation, diamond turning, edging, etc.)
  • Familiar with plastic optical material properties: optical, mechanical, thermal, REL
  • Good collaboration with design and system team, providing feedback on manufacturing feasibility, tolerance, cost, reliability during early phase
  • Ability to identify and validate novel lens manufacturing method to meet new production requirement, e.g., 3D printing
  • Solid understanding of optical metrology
  • Experience in quantify manufacturing tolerance, process capability and quality control
  • Familiar with modern optical lens coating process, HC, AR, etc.
  • Proficiency in one or more scientific computer languages (e.g. Matlab, Mathematica, C/C++/C#, Python, etc.) for the data analysis
  • Creative/analytical & critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the manufacturing of lens and novel optical systems. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation in the interdisciplinary areas of optical fabrication, design and testing, display technologies, image processing, and color and vision sciences.

Education & Experience

- B.S./M.S./Ph.D in optics, optical engineering, processing engineering, vision science or a related field with 3+ years proven experience

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 $130,000 and $242,000, 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.

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