Acoustic Transducer Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113709517
The Apple Audio Design & Engineering team is looking for an Acoustic Transducer Design Engineer. You will work with lead audio/acoustic engineers, mechanics teams, industrial designers and component suppliers to determine design constraints and limitations, share results and offer guidance for improvement. We are seeking the most passionate talent to join our group! We are a rapidly growing team, dynamic and are driven to innovate. Are you passionate about creating new products, working alongside passionate team members? Do you thrive working with a team? If so, this could be your opportunity.

Key Qualifications

  • +3 years of transducer design experience, single suspension micro speaker design preferred.
  • Understanding of Loudspeaker design methods, materials, and assembly techniques.
  • 3-D Solid Modeling and Meshing tools.
  • Finite Element Method and Boundary Element Method simulation tools for mechanics, acoustics and magnetic circuits.
  • Lumped parameter simulation methods and tools, as implemented in either equivalent circuit simulators (PSpice, Micro Cap) or System Dynamics simulators (Simulink).


You will have responsibilities spanning all aspects transducer development which include: Designs and modeling of transducers, including magnet, voice coil, surround, piston and other structural parts, per acoustic design requirements and mechanical system limitations. Creation of models of acoustic transducers (earpieces, and loudspeakers) and their surrounding cavities in products. Demonstrating the impact of cavity shapes on linear and non-linear performance through computer simulation results. Working with mechanical design teams to identify optimal transducer integration methods. Collaboration with high-volume transducer manufacturers, to oversee proper production of transducers per design specification. Auditing product-level final assembly at contract manufacturers, to verify transducers are assembled and tested per specification.

Education & Experience

Minimum MS or equivalent required, specializing in audio/acoustics 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.

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