Microphone Packaging Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200120093
At Apple, new ideas have a way of quickly becoming extraordinary products, services and customer experiences. Sound is an essential and compelling facet of the customer experience - Apple has assembled a world-class Acoustics team that enables our customers to experience music with delight, communicate with clarity and appreciate our products without disturbance from noise. In Apple Acoustics we work with obsessive attention to detail, directly contributing to products that ship to millions of people around the world. Our Microphone Engineering team contributes to microphone hardware design, validation and fix to minimize distracting audible noises and optimize their sound quality. We are a mixed team of acoustics, mechanics, electronics and physics experts, accomplished listeners and creative problem solvers. We work daily with multi-functional teams to find innovative solutions to complex engineering challenges. We are looking for a Microphone Packaging Engineer to join our team of dedicated and passionate engineers.

Key Qualifications

  • Ideally, 5+ years of experience in the MEMS microphone packaging field
  • Knowledge of MEMS microphone packaging technology and manufacturing
  • Understanding of packaging-enabled mitigations for various microphone coexistence phenomena
  • PCB layout skills, with experience designing experiments and leading root cause investigation
  • Demonstrated success in driving vendors to deliver technical excellence.
  • A history of developing novel MEMS packaging intellectual property and knowledge of MEMS design.


As a Packaging Engineer on the Microphone Engineering team you will devise novel package architectures and drive development roadmaps of suppliers for substrates, lids, substrate materials, adhesives, interconnects and environmental protections. You’ll be responsible for defining DOEs to develop process technology to support the technology roadmap, author DFMEAs to assess novel packaging architectures, define test plans and specifications, lay out package concepts and ensure DFM. As part of our team you will be hands-on in the analysis of validation data sets and you will communicate your results to both technical and non-technical team members. Your findings from DOEs and testing will be used to discover the root cause of coexistence issues for microphones in system. Occasional travel to our partner facilities overseas will be required.

Education & Experience

Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or an equivalent field, but if you’ve followed a different path to expertise in MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing, that’s fine too. 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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