Materials Specialist

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200203663
The panel process and optics (PPO) team design, develop the groundbreaking display cell technologies to support Apple’s phenomenal iPhone, iPad and Mac displays. This includes a total optimization & integration of display material, optics, process (including equipment) to deliver outstanding display optical & mechanical performance. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that cultivates engineering perfection, creativity, and innovation. As part of Apple design and development team you will be working with some of the smartest and most hardworking people in the field, and will be contributing to exciting new products that will touch lives of millions and enrich your career with invaluable experience. We are looking for a Materials Specialist at all levels, with a proven track record of materials innovation and solid understanding of materials science and engineering. A successful candidate will work with a multi-functional team and external vendors to develop new optical films for our next-generation products.

Key Qualifications

  • 2+ years of proven experience specializing in liquid crystals, dyes, and curable polymers
  • Basic understanding of fundamental display principles, display materials and their reliability under different stress conditions
  • Deep understanding and hands-on experience of electro-optical characterization techniques
  • Experience in reliability stress characterization, accelerated lifetime models and litests
  • Strong design of experiments (DOE) and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) experience is a plus
  • Hands-on experience in display or device fabrication is a plus
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Capable to articulate the thought process clearly and concisely
  • Solid collaboration and leadership skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel (international and domestic)


- Scope, explore, and deliver innovative materials & process solutions for better display performances - Lead materials evaluation efforts including benchmarking and characterizing key electro-optical and reliability performances - Develop reliability test specifications and procedures, lead failure analysis and use accurate methodology to identify root cause of failures - Collaborate with multi-functional teams and vendors to develop and implement mitigations for performance and reliability risks - Establish process baseline and work closely with new suppliers for reliable mass production to meet the quality and capacity requirements for Apple’s future products

Education & Experience

M.S. degree or Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Optics, or Material Science & Engineering

Additional Requirements