Systems Test Design Lead

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200208155
Apple’s System Test Design Lead (TDL) is a terrific position for someone passionate about and willing to lead exciting projects. Our organization plays a key role in keeping up the product standards at Apple and making sure that our customers are surprised and delighted with the experience of the products that they use. Employees of this organization enjoy having a chance to lead the design of a complete and custom system that is instrumental to the quality of those products. We are looking for a natural leader who can drive the development of our instrumentation in parallel to that of the product; someone who thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will have a deep understanding of software and hardware fundamentals and a background in the design of complex systems. You will apply your excellent communication skills and passion to lead cross-functional teams to develop ground-breaking products. Your contributions will make a pronounced difference to future products that we take great pride in.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of hardware/software architecture and interoperability of complex systems
  • Prior experience with one or more of the following technologies: display, acoustic, touch, sensors, or camera, board level testing (e.g SoC, memory, power, battery) or automation control
  • Experience with technologies and tests involved in mobile devices
  • Understanding how to collect, analyze and present data to senior management
  • Prior technical leadership and/ or project management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including executive presentation
  • Dynamic and “can do” attitude lead product manager with the desire to work with a
  • Great team and product
  • Willingness and ability to travel: 20% travel estimate in 7-10 day trips


You will own and lead the architecture, design and implementation of calibration and test for one or more products — starting from early prototypes until mass production. You will lead members of our organization to develop instruments, algorithms, fixtures, infrastructure and diagnostic software to calibrate and test our products at factories across Apple. - You will work closely with the development teams, early in the product development lifecycle, to define tests for functionalities and performance - You are the main contact concerning calibration, testing and processes for your product - You will be the key liaison between our organization and our Contract Manufacturers - You will interact within our internal groups at Apple to ensure that tests are being performed adequately and on time - You are responsible for communicating to executives, upper management and technical staff on the progress of our product and your test line - This position requires the ability to deal with a dynamic and rapidly changing environment requiring decision-making with ambiguous information - This position includes documentation of tests and developing/executing project plans, specifying instrumentation and diagnostics for verifying product features, specifying/ implementing process control and data collection

Education & Experience

Bachelors degree with 5+ years work experience or a Masters degree with 3+ years experience

Additional Requirements