Reliability Engineer

Cupertino, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200547196
Do you ever wonder what goes into making Apple products an amazing user experience? Apple’s innovative reliability team is responsible for insuring that our products exceed our customer’s expectations for robustness, durability, and reliability. We are looking for motivated contributors who enjoy working on revolutionary products and aspiring to make them better through creation and execution of comprehensive test suites, identification of potential failure modes, and collaboration with design teams to drive product improvements. The position is on Apple’s innovative Mac Reliability Engineering team, where we collaborate with hardware development and design teams. You will be working on the system integration reliability on new MacBooks, development of new test procedures to quantify the reliability of a design, and failure analysis resulting from these tests. Come join our team!


You will be working closely with engineering teams in the US and overseas to highlight and drive critical Reliability issues to ensure that our products are robust in real world use cases. You will develop and implement creative reliability tests on new hardware programs, support failure analysis and advise the team on the best path forward. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: - Researching new technologies to understand unique failure mechanisms. - Developing new reliability tests procedures and specifications. - Applying industry standards like JEDEC/ ASTM/ IEEE to real world problems. - Preparing concise and detailed test plans, analyzing test reports and presenting results to drive program level decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in driving Reliability test activities on IC packages/ PCBAs /electronics assemblies including Mechanical (Drop, Bend etc.) and Environmental testing.
  • Understanding of Design of Experiments (DOE), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Accelerated testing concepts.
  • Proficient in statistical software such as Reliasoft, JMP, Minitab or equivalent.
  • Familiar with Failure analysis techniques (LIT, X-ray/CT, SEM/EDS, etc.), and the ability to use these FA methodologies to derive a root cause of failure.
  • Excellent written, visual, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and curiosity of how technologies work

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

- MS or PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent field desired

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.