Reliability Engineer - Soft Goods

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted: Nov 5, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200005971
Apple’s Hardware Reliability Engineering team is looking for you to work with our diverse iOS hardware engineering teams. As the Reliability team, we are responsible for ensuring and improving the durability and reliability of Apple's product. To achieve that, we partner with multiple engineering teams from the beginning (concept) to the end (field returns) of a product lifecycle by helping to explore new technologies and understand how customers will use our products. If you have a passion for constant learning and innovative engineering products, you will fit right in. You will develop and implement creative reliability tests on new hardware programs, quantify reliability risk, support failure analysis resulting from these tests, and advise the executive team on the best path forward. IN ADDITION, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: - Developing new reliability tests procedures and specifications - Preparing concise and detailed test plans and analyzing test reports - Statistically analyzing data to provide design risk assessments - Presenting tests, test results, and risk assessments in a confident and positive manner - Researching new technologies to understand unique failure mechanisms - Guiding design and interacting with diverse groups to improve product reliability

Key Qualifications

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have strong attention to detail and curiosity of how technologies work
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at once
  • Dynamic engineer with a “can do” attitude with the aim to work in a top notch team
  • Excelling in collaborative and diverse environments where teams encourage one another to deliver the best product
  • Consumer electronics experience is preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally without restrictions

Description

We've found applicants with these skills have a good head start: - Experience performing reliability testing including Mechanical Stress Tests, Shock/Drop/Vibration Testing, Environmental Testing - Statistical experience such as Weibull, JMP, or familiarity with accelerated test models - Familiar with Failure Analysis techniques (Optical Microscopy, X-ray/CT, Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, etc.), and the ability to use failure analysis methodology to derive a root cause of failure - Understanding of Design of Experiments - Imaginative approach to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis - Comfortable with navigating ambiguity and creating new ways of doing things

Education & Experience

- BS in Engineering, Material Science or relevant related field

Additional Requirements