Touch & Sensing Hardware Engineering Opportunities at Apple

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200280412
Apple is a place where people from all backgrounds get together to do their life’s best work. Come join us. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services and customer experiences very quickly. Bring your passion to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. Apple offers a collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Every new product, service, or feature we invent is the result of people working together to make each other’s ideas stronger. That happens here because every one of us strives toward a common goal — creating the best customer experiences. Just one example: The incredibly advanced camera features in every new iPhone are not the result of a few dozen people. They’re the product of hundreds of optical technology experts who complement each other’s thinking. Multiply that effort across every feature in every Apple product, and you’ll get an idea of how important collaboration is here. We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continuously reimagining our products and practices to help people do what they love in new ways. That’s why Apple welcomes you for who you are and who you want to become.

Key Qualifications

  • Some of the relevant degrees include: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, Design, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering or related degrees
  • Areas of Work:
  • Camera Hardware Engineering
  • Display Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • MEMs Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Sensor Hardware Engineering


Below are the various areas you can explore within Hardware Engineering: Analog and Digital Design The engineers in this group develop the circuitry for next-generation Apple products. From board design to high-speed interface, sensor, and display IC design, all the way down to the smallest transistor level, their innovations make our products smarter and more efficient than ever. Areas of work include AC-DC and DC-DC Systems, Mixed-Signal Design, Power Engineering, Modeling and Validation, Logic Design, Circuit Design, Verification, and Board Design. Architecture This group pushes the boundaries across all Apple devices. They drive Apple’s system-on-chip (SoC) architecture; develop algorithms for platform power, performance, and thermal management; and develop forward-looking prototype systems. They also build and deploy software development tools and distributed computing for the Apple engineering community. Areas of work include CPU Architecture, SoC Architecture, Systems Architecture, Security Microarchitecture, Platform Engineering, Power/Thermal Architecture, GPU Systems Architecture, Modeling Architecture Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Wireless Systems Architecture. Camera Technologies Join the group that designs and develops our camera systems from sensor to lens. You’ll create the kind of innovations that allow each new generation of Apple products to produce photos even more amazing than the last one. Areas of work include Computer Vision Engineering, Camera Module Design, Camera Mechanical Engineering, Camera Electrical Engineering, Optical Design, Camera Systems, Manufacturing and Process, Image Sensing, and Analog/Digital Sensing. Display Technologies This group develops highly innovative displays for the full line of Apple products, including Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Through every step of the process, from initial concept to mass production, they push technologies to deliver an ever-better user experience. Areas of work include Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Materials, Manufacturing, Physics, Imaging, Optics, Software, and Silicon Engineering. Mechanical Engineering This group turns imaginative thinking into real-world experiences. By combining the world’s most refined industrial design with the newest, most innovative technologies, you’ll fit big ideas into slim hardware — and into millions of lives around the world. Areas of work include Product Design Engineering, Mechanical Design, CAD Specialist, CAE Specialist, and Materials Engineering. Sensor Technologies Features like gesture-reading sensors and fingerprint-recognizing Touch ID are perfect examples of what this group can do when they work with the hardware and software groups and many others throughout Apple. Areas of work include Sensing Hardware Engineering, Sensing ASIC Architecture, Algorithm Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering, Deep Learning, Firmware Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, and User Studies and Human Factors Engineering. System Design and Test Engineering Join this group to ensure that every Apple hardware design meets the highest standards throughout the manufacturing process. Members design and build complex systems that consist of various modules inside Apple products. They also implement calibration and testing processes, and develop the instruments, fixtures, infrastructure, and diagnostic software to do it. Areas of work include Hardware System Integration, Functional Test Engineering, Instrumentation and Calibration, and Fixture Design.

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