PCB Layout Engineer
Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
At Apple, we work every day to craft products that enrich people’s lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a forward-thinking and unusually talented PCB Layout Engineer. Do your life’s best work here at Apple! Our Engineering PCB team takes pride in supporting board designs for Electrical Engineering teams at Apple. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated individual with an understanding of printed circuit board design (PCB) in Swindon. We will have the aim to work within and deliver to bold timelines and collaborate with our design engineers to build sophisticated boards. We believe in technology enablement by collaboration and building extraordinary products at Apple!
- Deep knowledge of PCB Layout - experienced in the design of cutting edge dense, complex circuitry including HDI and extra fine pitches.
- Deep understanding of PCB manufacturing, assembly processes and current state of the art.
- Strong semiconductor background with an appreciation of power management circuits, with a clear understanding of high power density, mixed signal layout techniques applied to extra fine pitch BGA fan-out methodologies.
- Experienced user of Cadence tools.
- A detailed understanding of PCB Design tool flows.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to collaborate, work independently and proactively while making sound technical decisions.
- Ability to work well on a team, take ownership and motivate self and others.
- English language skills are required
- In this role you will develop the PCB Layouts for validation, characterisation and qualification purposes. - You'll work closely with the Silicon Validation or Productisation HW teams to understand the board requirements, providing help and guidance during the schematic generation stage and proposing design trade-offs for resolution and implementation where appropriate. - Assist lower level PCB Layout Engineers in the resolution of critical design problems along with mentoring and training. - Participate in the evolution and definition of Apple’s Design For Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines. - Provide competitive and accurate timeline estimates for project planning purposes. - In conjunction with your peers, define best practice layout methodologies.
Education & Experience
BSc in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industrial experience
- Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.