Product Design Engineer - Input Devices

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200171380
Apple Inc. is looking for a User-Interface (UI) and User-Interaction (UX) focused Mechanical Engineer to design new input device products, subsystems, and modules to support the Mac and iOS product lines. The candidate will primarily work on ground up designs in partnership with electrical engineering and firmware cross functional teams. The candidate's responsibilities will span from technology development and concept generation to detailed design, analysis and testing through mass production ramp. There is an emphasis on optimizing and enhancing the ergonomic interaction between the user and the product.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience working in a team environment and be self motivated to identify and close design issues
  • Ability to articulate design issues in quantitative terms both verbally and with documentation is required
  • Strong consideration will be given to those with a proven track record in precision mechanism and sensor design
  • Experience designing parts and assemblies for high volume manufacturing and experience supporting production ramp is valued
  • Familiarity with electrical engineering fundamentals and interconnect technologies is preferred
  • Computer industry experience not required (or even preferred), serious consideration will be given to qualified candidates from medical, consumer electronics, automotive, aerospace and other fields with relevant technology and development models


Develop initial product layouts and new technology concepts - mechanism design - sensor design and integration - model building to prove function, manufacturability, and robustness - perform FEA or coordinate FEA activities to validate mechanisms, sensor performance, and product integrity prior to design release Designing and building alternative form factors and kinematic behaviors to support ergonomic optimization - analyze data generated from builds and lab experiments - partner with industrial design team on concepts and detailed design - support technology investigation and development Generating and accepting constructive feedback in brainstorming and design review forums - perform tolerance analyses to verify performance of mechanisms, sensors, and cosmetic specifications in the presence of high volume dimensional variation - detailed design and 2D documentation of all parts and assemblies Working with module teams to integrate subsystems - interacting with vendors to develop manufacturing processes and tooling concepts - travel to Asia to support build activities including finding root cause for failures and solutions for issues that impede build progress - work with operations teams to evaluate and develop supply chains capable of manufacturing new subsystems and products - define testing requirements and equipment

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