Sensor Module Design Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Role Number: 200001435
JOB SUMMARY Come join the Sensor Technology team, which is a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving team that is developing state of the art sensor solutions and technologies. You'll have an opportunity to do development from proof-of-concept all the way through end-product launch. These sensor solutions are central to Apple’s products, which include iPhone, iPad, Watch, etc... The key goal of the team is to enable the world’s best user-experience through state-of- the-art sensor solutions, such as the high-precision, low-latency multi-touch and stylus sensors in the our products. New challenges arise every single day that require the sharp analytical skills of talented and smart individuals. To be successful, you should be able to thrive in a dynamic, agile, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on environment that champions engineering creativity and a real passion for innovation.

Key Qualifications

  • Ph.D preferred; or Masters w/2+ years exp., or Bachelors w/5+ years experience in EE, Mechatronics, Physics, or industry equivalent
  • Analog and Mixed-Signal circuit design, especially board-level circuits.
  • Hands-on experience in system-level design (outside the chip), or interest to transition from IC to system-level
  • Experience in Sensor Design is ideal, but not a requirement
  • Experience utilizing multi-disciplinary domains in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronics, and/or Physics is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, and proven team-work and leadership skills.
  • High attention to detail, organization, and the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in MATLAB, SPICE, or similar simulation and modeling tools.


As a Sensor Module Design Engineer, you will be responsible for the following: - Sensor design and integration, e.g. touch panel design. - Schematic design of boards and flexible assemblies. - ASIC application design, system-level bring-up, and integration. - Sensor subsystem modeling (e.g. in MATLAB) and prototyping (e.g. PCB design). - Failure mode analysis, root cause diagnosis, and system-level problem solving. - Design analysis, characterization, and validation. - Sensor technology scoping and proof-of-concept investigations. - Business travel to support product development. MULTI-FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Engage and collaborate with cross-collaborative teams, including Mechanical Engineering, Firmware Engineering, and Process Engineering, to deliver state-of-the-art Touch solutions. - Author executive communications pertaining to key development checkpoints. - Provide technical assessments to strategic decision-making relating to technology and investments. 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.

Education & Experience

- Ph.D preferred; or Masters w/2+ years exp., or Bachelors w/5+ years experience in EE, Mechatronics, Physics, or industry equivalent

Additional Requirements