Audio Hardware Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200120094
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 Audio Electrical Engineering team contributes to defining, designing and integrating high quality audio electronics into all Apple products. We are a diverse team of electrical engineers with a passion for audio and music. Our day-to-day responsibilities involve working with multi-functional teams in solving tough engineering problems.

Key Qualifications

  • Phenomenal EE fundamentals
  • Familiarity with the design of portable low-power products, preferably with experience in a consumer electronics environment dealing with high-volume and high-quality products
  • Applications background, using audio silicon
  • Product background, building audio related consumer electronics
  • Experience with silicon design and manufacturing (power supply, analog sensors and/or audio circuit design)
  • Experience with prototyping circuits and products in a lab
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, high-volume consumer electronics design environment


We are seeking enthusiastic analog/system engineers for the Audio EE team to define, design and integrate audio electronics in Apple products. Your responsibilities will include design, implementation and integration of the analog subsystems (low-power, high-efficiency power supplies and audio systems) as well as new custom silicon for future products. Your work will involve schematic and layout reviews, prototype bring up and debugging, production test support, hardware bug tracking, functional verification, signal characterization and manufacturing support. You will be expected to spearhead the solving of difficult technical problems, develop prototypes to evaluate new designs, perform schematic capture and layout, perform audio performance testing and validation of designs and thoroughly document your hardware architecture and systems designs.

Education & Experience

Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent field, but if you’ve followed a different path to expertise in audio EE, 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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