Sr Product Design Engineer - PD Advanced Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Jul 10, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113854957
The PD Advanced Architecture Product Design Team works in a dynamic startup-like environment with all of the tools, resources, and support of the world’s largest hardware company. We are a close-knit group of engineers who work with a singular surprise and delight our customers with truly great products. At Apple, you will work alongside the most talented engineers & technology experts at the top of their fields. We have a firm commitment to fairness and diversity, recognizing that each employee contributes a wealth of perspectives to our culture; we seek to tap into this extraordinary resource and incorporate it into how we do business. Come join us and be empowered to generate the best and most impactful work of your life. As part of the PD Advanced Architecture Team, you will create designs that define and enable future Apple products. The work draws heavily on divergent thinking, teaming-up with multi-functional partners, and putting ideas to paper, CAD, designs and prototypes.

Key Qualifications

  • Amazing creativity
  • Technical depth in mechanical design
  • Deep understanding of 3D CAD
  • Shown ability of blank-sheet design and execution
  • Fundamental knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Exposure to the following considered a plus:
  • Mechanism design
  • High Volume Part & Assembly
  • Hands-on fabrication (shop tools and materials)
  • Multi-functional disciplines such as industrial design, thermals, electrical engineering and manufacturing
  • Numerical modeling (back of the envelope calculations, spreadsheet, geometric, kinematic, structural/magnetic FEA)


In this role, you will lead and develop novel mechanical concepts for often open-ended problems, spanning single modules or technologies to entire product layouts. Past examples include the Taptic Engine, iMac and Mac Pro products. Day to day activities include driving, inventing, designing, prototyping, characterizing, validating, presenting and implementing mechanical designs while engaging with teammates, various engineering teams and executive leadership.

Education & Experience

MSME or BSME or equivalent

Additional Requirements