Product Design Engineer - Softgoods

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Nov 27, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200015905
Apple’s Softgoods Engineering team is relatively new to Apple. We work with textiles, leather, silicone and soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enable new product categories, and to enhance Apple’s existing product lines. Bringing Apple engineering and precision to products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open minded approach. We have a talented team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all work together in a beautiful customized lab where we design, engineer and develop the best softgoods products in the world. If this sounds like an exciting challenge, we hope you will consider a place in our team!

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for a highly motivated product design engineer. You will be part of a cross-functional design team responsible for conceiving, designing and producing exciting new products. You will work closely with many different groups, including Industrial Design, Hardware Engineering, Operations, Packaging, Reliability, Thermal, EMC, and Software. The team is responsible for products in the following categories: iPhone cases, iPad accessories, Watch bands, Audio, as well as supporting other teams at Apple that wish to use soft goods materials in their designs. This role will require travel to our global supply base.
  • Requirements:
  • 3D and 2D CAD skills (NX preferred)
  • At least 3 years of experience in production part design utilizing a variety of engineering materials
  • Good engineering fundamentals (beam bending, free body diagrams, GD&T, etc...)
  • Solid verbal and written presentation skills (Keynote or Powerpoint)
  • Experience using spreadsheets to analyze engineering data
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering
  • Other skills and training we like to see:
  • Knowledge of soft goods materials (synthetics, leather, adhesives)
  • Knowledge of soft goods assembly process (bonding, cutting, stitching)
  • MS degree in Engineering
  • Experience with design of assemblies for high volume mass production


At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creative thought. By giving that team everything they need we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers we drive precision. And through our collaborative process we create memorable experiences for our customers. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering.

Additional Requirements