Product Design Engineer
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
The Softgoods Engineering team works with textiles, leather, silicone and soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enhance Apple’s existing product lines and to enable new technologies. We are a hardworking team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We work together in two alluring, customized labs where we design, engineer and develop the best products in the world. Delivering extraordinary Apple products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open-minded approach. As a team, we are responsible for creating Softgoods products in a new product category.
- Typically requires 10+ years of 3D and 2D CAD experience using NX or equivalent. While we provide NX training, including surfacing, previous experience will allow you to excel immediately.
- Softgoods materials and assembly processes are very different than traditional engineering materials and manufacturing methods. If these are new to you, you will quickly learn by working closely with our team. You should have excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present technical concepts to a multi-disciplinary team.
In this highly visible role, you will utilize your design experience and intuition to define and develop a new category of Apple products. Short-term responsibilities will include designing and building prototypes to explore the potential landscape in partnership with our elite Industrial Design and Human Factors teams. You will learn how to seamlessly integrate electrical and mechanical components into Softgoods to create soft products that are both breathtaking and highly functional. Long term, you will have the opportunity to define our Softgoods architecture, design, develop, and ship products that will amaze and delight our customers.
Education & Experience
BS Mechanical Engineering or equivalent required; MS preferred