Senior Manager, Product Engineering, Core Technologies - Optical Sensing

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200142058
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. The people here at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s 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. At Apple, Quality is one of the cornerstones of what makes our products great. Leading the team responsible for ensuring our customers receive the high quality and reliability they expect is a deeply meaningful job requiring a broad array of technical and managerial skills. In the Core Technologies space, you will engage early in development to enable new technologies that goes across Apple Products.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of component manufacturing methods relevant to Core Technologies: Connectors, Haptics, Inductive, Camera, Depth, Optical Sensing
  • Strong statistical and data analytics skills - statistical process control and sampling methods
  • Data driven and results oriented approach to problem solving, failure analysis techniques
  • Clear and consistent communication, including executive level presentation skills and ability to drive multi-functional teams
  • Knowledge of Quality Systems, Design of Experiments, Reliability Models
  • 10+ years experience in technical domain, high volume manufacturing, or development of consumer electronics or components


You are responsible for driving quality improvement actions on future products by enabling mass production capable manufacturing processes and develop plans to validate / verify new product quality at each development landmark. You approach problems in an engineering method and make data driven decision. • Identify and drive quality improvement opportunities in future products and manufacturing processes • Lead Process FMEAs on new technologies and manufacturing processes • Lead technical Failure Analysis to support root cause analysis and issue resolution • Generate Product Quality Plan (PQP) • Establish quality monitoring mechanism which generate meaningful metrics providing indication of outgoing quality at all nodes in supply chain • Manage quality critical issues as directed by the Product Quality Manager • Develop capable supplier that can be both technology and scaling partners • International travel is required (up to 25%)

Education & Experience

BS in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Science or Industrial Engineering (MS/MBA preferred) or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Mandarin language skills are a plus but not required.
  • • Finance/business insight (understand cost drivers and ability to derive costs associated with managing quality)
  • • Reliability methods and quality sampling methodologies
  • • Third party production quality & process management experience
  • • Experience working with customers
  • • Project management experience