Product Design Engineer / Architect, Thermal

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200115757
The Apple Thermal team is seeking a world-class Thermal Architect to play a key role in the Definition and Design of Apple products. The primary responsibility of this role will be to ensure that, from initial concept to design fruition, all thermal objectives are met or surpassed in order to optimize the user experience of Apple customers.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep technical and functional expertise in:
  • Conduction, convection (passive and active), and radiation
  • numeric modeling techniques and concepts (convergence, discretization,
  • and meshing)
  • A thorough understanding of:
  • heat sinks
  • heat pipes and vapor chambers
  • fans, blowers, and nontraditional air movers o aero-acoustics
  • CAD tools
  • Optimization techniques
  • reduced order modeling approaches
  • scripting languages (perl, tcl, etc.)
  • MATLAB or equivalent toolkit
  • flow and thermal measurement techniques o materials and manufacturing processes
  • The ability to think creatively and devise novel solutions to complex, multi- discipline design problems
  • Persistent attention to detail
  • The ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Strong communication skills


You will utilize your deep understanding of fundamental physics associated with heat and fluid flow and the ability to apply this understanding to complex design problems. A high-level of modeling expertise is required, as is the ability to effectively convey key conclusions through illustrative post processing. The ability to clearly communicate technically complex material within cross-functional design teams is a must, as is the ability to thrive in a fast paced work environment.

Education & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. (preferred) in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Heat Transfer or Fluid Dynamics

Additional Requirements