Hardware Technology Platform Engineering Program Specialist

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200144566
Apple's Engineering Program Management Team is looking for an inventive, upbeat Engineering Project Specialist (EPS) to assist with a wide scope of responsibilities, supporting HW prototyping projects enabling proof of concept and platforms for new technology development and test. You will handle BOMs, POs, vendor management and sourcing of critical parts needed for the HW prototypes. You will also lead connectivity “plug-fest” event co-ordination for all of Apple’s product teams and will be responsible for allocation and distribution of hardware prototypes and critical debug equipment for the Platform Architecture organization. The preferred candidate is a detailed oriented, confident organizer who can multi-task, prioritize issues, can navigate complex organizations, loves to handle logistics, and deliver things on time.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires minimum 3+ years of technical experience. Individuals with more experience can take on additional responsibilities.
  • Technical background (e.g. electro-mechanical prototyping) with first-hand knowledge of any of multi-functional core proficiencies
  • Understanding of basic BOM components (preferably for hardware products and AGILE)
  • Experience managing, organizing and maintaining large quantities of data
  • Detail oriented accuracy
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal)
  • Proficient in MS Excel or Numbers
  • Unparalleled multi-tasking abilities
  • Top notch critical thinking skillset
  • Ability to react to resets and changes in a time sensitive environment
  • Experience with overseas vendors


• Direct vendor management including service contract and external suppliers for lab bring up and equipment services • Request/coordinate RFQ’s, create Purchase Requisitions, track and drive PR approvals (escalating when necessary), maintain invoice tracking and goods receipts • Handle all logistics (incoming materials, outgoing waste/disposal, finished goods, inter-Apple transportation sub- materials, as well as secure shipments) facilitating weekly status reviews • Lead all aspects of Engineering supplies, replenishment of regular consumables, order special supplies on as-needed basis • Support EPM providing weekly status updates and in some cases building, maintaining, and running task-based schedules • Coordinate with Engineering Managers to forecast, build, and manage development budgets • Collaborate with Commodity GSM and Corporate Procurement teams to get engineering project objectives accomplished • Coordinate and track legal agreements with ENG lead, EPM, legal, and security • Craft, handle and process Engineering Change Orders, Manufacturer Change Orders and Deviations • Coordinate secret entity setup and maintenance, handle security protocols with all external suppliers/service providers • Build and handle BOMs (Bill of Materials), part numbers, and archive related user documentation • Work on multiple projects simultaneously

Education & Experience

BA/BS Degree; technical degree a plus

Additional Requirements