Audio Calibration & Instrumentation Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200158551
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 these people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that running 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. 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.

Key Qualifications

  • Required Experience
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Acoustics
  • 1+ years of professional experience
  • Experience programming in one or more of the following: C/C++/Objective-C/Python
  • Experience with digital signal processing (DSP) and applications to audio test and
  • measurement
  • Preferred Skills
  • MS or 3+ years of professional experience
  • Working knowledge with VCS such as git and Perforce
  • 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


• Specification, development, and deployment of measurement systems • Develop, optimize, and debug software in C/C++/Objective-C and Python • Develop and support calibration and analysis algorithms • Specify and acquire equipment, components, and tools for use in a NPI environment • Analyze large amounts of calibration and performance data (Excel/Matlab/JMP) • Estimated travel of up to 20% international travel

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Acoustics

Additional Requirements