Hardware System Integration Engineer (Mac/iPad)

Austin, Texas, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200180380
Apple's Mac/iPad division is seeking to grow its system integration team based in Austin TX. We are a team of electrical engineers that own responsibility for entire products from concept to ship. We sit at the nexus of Apple's wider engineering team, working cross-functionally with mechanical engineering, software, and other module teams such as wireless, battery, camera, sensing, display, multitouch, factory test, and silicon engineering. Our core EE responsibilities involve design of the main logic board and flex circuits in the product, along with power conditioning and distribution throughout the system. From a system perspective, we define the interfaces between tightly coupled subsystems and drive resolution of all critical issues that arise due to the coexistence of modules in the design.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong EE fundamentals, grounded in a solid understanding of E&M physics and first principles
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technology and debug problems at varying levels of abstraction, from the system-level down to the silicon/transistor level
  • Working knowledge of design and validation requirements for common low-speed and high- speed digital interfaces: I2C/SMBus, SPI, JTAG, I2S/TDM, USB, MIPI, PCIe, HDMI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, Ethernet, DDR Memory
  • Understanding of computer architecture and design tradeoffs
  • Experience in circuit design for a variety of domains including power, digital, analog, high-speed communications, programmable logic, and/or wireless
  • Exposure to numerical modeling, simulation, and analysis tools such as Spice, 2d/3d field solvers, power & signal integrity
  • Schematic capture and constraint-drive PCB layout using Cadence tools or similar
  • Automation and data manipulation script development using Python, Lua, and Bash
  • Data analysis and visualization using Tableau, JMP, R, and/or Matlab
  • Experience with PCB bringup and debug, including new or custom silicon, using standard EE lab equipment: Soldering, DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills 3-5+ years overall experience
  • Beyond technical aptitude, we prize curiosity, creativity, integrity, leadership, teamwork, and a passion for learning


Day to day tasks involve electrical design, simulation, bringup, debug, and validation for iPads, Macs, and extension modules (GPUs, Hardware Accelerators, etc). Routine responsibilities also include factory build support, and multi-disciplinary cross-functional collaboration and negotiation. We are looking for well-rounded candidates with a broad set of skill and interests, and the curiosity to dig deep wherever necessary to solve challenging problems. Opportunities exist to sample a variety of technology areas, and to remain general or specialize over time, developing subject matter expertise.

Education & Experience

BS/MS degree in Electrical Engineering

Additional Requirements

  • Position requires ~15% travel to California and internationally.