Systems Design Engineering Manager

Santa Clara, California, United States


Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Role Number: 200001237
The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Are you up for the challenge? Apple’s Hardware Test Engineering group is recruiting Systems Design Engineering Managers with mechanical and automation design experience, strong communication and technical leadership skills. You will lead the team to brainstorm, design, characterize and deploy metrology equipment used to calibrate and test Apple’s new groundbreaking technology and products. Managing the team to balance the engineering trade-offs between precision, costs, lead-time and throughput is critical. You will work collaboratively with a creative and diverse team of experienced engineers from all disciplines including instrumentation, core technology, product design and operations teams developing state of the art measurement systems for Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • You have an engineering background (Mechanical / Aerospace / Mechatronics)
  • You’re motivated with the dream and ability to become an integral part of Apple’s talented, highly creative and dynamic engineering team
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • You know 3D CAD modeling systems and workflow
  • You can apply GD&T (ASME Y14.5) principles and drafting standards
  • You love stress-strain relationships, static mechanics (determinate and indeterminate systems)
  • You get excited about kinematics and mechanism design
  • Preferred Skills:
  • Demonstrated management experience
  • High volume electronics manufacturing equipment design, including structures, sheet metal, plastics, fixture/mechanism design, robotics, probe design, plating materials and thermal design is a plus
  • UG NX experience preferred
  • FEA (stress analysis) highly desirable, ANSYS preferred
  • Plastic part design, molded part design highly desirable
  • Metal and plastic materials science, tribology and wear principles highly desirable
  • Project and product management experience strongly preferred
  • Mandarin written and verbal language a plus but not required


- Manage a team responsible for defining world-class calibration and test processes and equipment manufacturers as applicable to Apple requirements - Drive process development and capability assessment activities, reviewing design documentation to ensure alignment with process capability - Set clear goals for results and provide timely reviews of performance throughout the program - Coordinate with engineering teams across the organization, operations, vendors and contract manufacturers to enable engineering execution - Identify, research, develop, and qualify world-class equipment manufacturers and suppliers - Staff planning to support New Product Introduction - Guide, mentor, and assist in the career development of front line engineers - Requires up to 25% international travel to support equipment design, deployment, and validation

Education & Experience

BS/MS Mechanical Engineering

Additional Requirements