Sr. FEA Analyst - Battery Product Development
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? Do you thrive on pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? As part of our Battery Engineering group, you’ll help craft creative battery solutions that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever before. You’ll work across disciplines to transform improved hardware elements into a single, integrated design. Join us, and you’ll help us innovate new battery technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you’ll push the industry boundaries of what batteries can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world. The Battery Product Development team at Apple produces high energy and highly reliable embedded battery systems for all product teams. Tightly integrated with Product Development, Operations, Industrial Design and Reliability Testing groups, the Battery Product Development team owns battery module development from initial system architecture through ramp.
- Mechanical Engineer PhD (preferred)
- Battery related experience highly desired
- Electronics industry experience desirable
- Must have the ability to work in an incredibly fast-paced environment
- Must have outstanding communication skills
- Must have a passion for creating innovative, high quality products
- Experience in using good modeling practices including model validation techniques preferred
- Experience in testing and failure modeling of different classes of materials are preferred
- Handheld/portable/wearable device experience is preferred
As a member of the Product Design Structural Analysis team, you will be responsible for FEA modeling and material characterization for all products. You will be fully integrated with the Product Design team from the earliest stages, analyzing and informing the mechanical design of cutting-edge products. You will also work with cross-functional teams within Apple and with outside vendors to characterize the strength of raw materials and components. • Work with design teams and cross-functional teams, to understand CAE analysis requirements and clearly identify the related goals, scope and functionality limitations. • Use best in class tools and solvers to generate the necessary simulation models and results. • Work with test and reliability labs, to develop physical test methods, to gather necessary data for results validation. • Work with system teams, to collaborate on developing detailed sub-models to be used in assembly level simulations. • Develop optimized workflows and/or reusable templates for regularly required FEA simulations. • Develop and implement best practices. • Work with CAE vendors to drive the functionality improvements to better serve the CAE needs of the group. • Explore new analysis types and solutions, including topological optimization • Develop and maintain HPC infrastructure for supporting CAE activities.