Audio Calibration & Instrumentation Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number: 200125288
The people here at Apple don’t just create products - they create the kind of wonder that has revolutionized entire industries. It is the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry- leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. Are you up for the challenge? Apple’s Measurement R&D group is recruiting instrumentation engineers that are strong programmers, have a deep technical understanding of key technologies, and have strong communication and technical leadership skills.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience
  • Deep familiarity with room acoustics and/or transducer design
  • Experience with acoustic and multi-physics simulation (Comsol/Ansys)
  • Experience with CAD tools, preferably NX/UG
  • Experience programming in one or more of the following: C/C++/Python/Matlab
  • PhD or 5+ years of professional experience
  • High volume consumer electronics manufacturing experience
  • Experience designing scalable instrumentation and HW/SW automation
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers (CM)
  • Mac OS X experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


You will brainstorm, invent, design and develop novel metrology equipment used to calibrate and test Apple’s new groundbreaking technology and products. Your design work will range from lab scale systems - requiring deep understanding of technology and product - to developing automated mass-production measurement tools, where balancing engineering tradeoffs between accuracy, precision, costs, lead-time and throughput is critical. With great diversity of the problem space, you will rely on your engineering background to architect the optimal solution for the problem at hand, leaning on the fundamentals of the technology. You will work collaboratively with a creative and diverse team of experienced engineers from all disciplines including mechanical system design, core technology, product design and operations teams developing state-of-the-art measurement systems for Apple. Specification, design and development of acoustic measurement systems Perform acoustic and vibro-acoustic simulations using FEA Specify and acquire equipment, components and tools for use in a NPI environment Analyze large amounts of calibration and performance data Estimated travel of up to 10% international travel

Education & Experience

MS in Mechanical Engineering or Acoustics

Additional Requirements