Sensor Design & Integration

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Role Number: 200001461
Design, develop, and launch next-generation sensor technologies in Apple products. Come join the Sensor Technology Team. We're a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving team developing state-of-the-art sensing solutions and technologies that are central to Apple’s products, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more. As part of this team, you'll have an opportunity to participate in development from proof-of-concept all the way through end-product launch. The key goal of the Sensor Technology Team is to enable the world’s best user experience. New challenges arise every 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 values engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Key Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, or related field.
  • M.S. and 1-3 years (or B.S. and 3+ years) of related industry experience in a module design and integration and/or product engineering role.
  • Strong background in board-level analog and mixed-signal circuits and/or embedded systems; hands-on experience in module-level design.
  • Proficiency in simulation tools (such as SPICE), scripting languages (such as Python/MATLAB), software development languages (such as C/C++), and statistical analysis software (such as JMP).
  • Ability to independently drive technical issues to resolution, including coordinating efforts across teams.
  • Excellent critical analysis, statistical analysis, and logic/reasoning skills.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication, teamwork, and leadership skills.
  • Direct experience with sensor design and integration is a plus.
  • Cross-functional experience in a high-volume production environment is a plus.
  • Background and experience with automation for test and characterization is a plus.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: - Lead development of sensing solutions from conception through product release. - Propose, design, build, and measure prototype sensing solutions that demonstrate architecture feasibility. - Analyze design trade-offs and provide final design recommendations. - Design schematics and provide layout constraints for PCBs/FPCs. - Define calibration, test, and reliability requirements across the sensing-system supply chain. - Develop test and characterization software and scripts for verification. - Analyze engineering build data and assess process capability. - Perform failure mode analysis, root-cause diagnosis, and technical problem-solving. - Characterize, test, and verify sensing solutions. - Author clear and comprehensive hardware specifications and engineering build documentation. - Travel internationally to support product development. CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Engage and collaborate with internal cross-functional teams to deliver state-of-the-art sensing solutions. - Manage external partners and suppliers, including providing engineering guidance on failure analysis and corrective actions. - Author executive communications pertaining to key development checkpoints.

Education & Experience

- Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, or related field. 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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