Full-Time Engineering Opportunities at Apple
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Apple is a place where people from all backgrounds get together to do their life’s best work. Come join us. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services and customer experiences very quickly. Bring your passion to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. Apple offers a collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Every new product, service, or feature we invent is the result of people working together to make each other’s ideas stronger. That happens here because every one of us strives toward a common goal — creating the best customer experiences. Just one example: The incredibly advanced camera features in every new iPhone are not the result of a few dozen people. They’re the product of hundreds of optical technology experts who complement each other’s thinking. Multiply that effort across every feature in every Apple product, and you’ll get an idea of how important collaboration is here. We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continuously reimagining our products and practices to help people do what they love in new ways. That’s why Apple welcomes you for who you are and who you want to become.
- Some of the relevant degrees include: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer/Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, Design, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering or related degrees
Below are the various areas you can explore within Hardware Engineering: Acoustic Technologies Help make the sound of Apple products ring true by joining the world’s most advanced acoustics engineering group to develop innovative new audio systems and fine-tune quality. Areas of work include Acoustic Design Engineering, Transducer Design Engineering, Noise and Vibration Engineering, Audio Electrical Engineering and Architecture, Acoustic Validation Engineering, and Audio Applications and Technology. Analog and Digital Design The engineers in this group develop the circuitry for next-generation Apple products. From board design to high-speed interface, sensor, and display IC design, all the way down to the smallest transistor level, their innovations make our products smarter and more efficient than ever. Areas of work include AC-DC and DC-DC Systems, Mixed-Signal Design, Power Engineering, Modeling and Validation, Logic Design, Circuit Design, Verification, and Board Design. Architecture This group pushes the boundaries across all Apple devices. They drive Apple’s system-on-chip (SoC) architecture; develop algorithms for platform power, performance, and thermal management; and develop forward-looking prototype systems. They also build and deploy software development tools and distributed computing for the Apple engineering community. Areas of work include CPU Architecture, SoC Architecture, Systems Architecture, Security Microarchitecture, Platform Engineering, Power/Thermal Architecture, GPU Systems Architecture, Modeling Architecture Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Science, and Wireless Systems Architecture. Battery Engineering Join this group and create innovative battery designs that deliver more energy in smaller spaces than ever — and you’ll collaborate with other product development groups all along the way. Areas of work include Cell Development Engineering, Advanced Materials Engineering, Process Development Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Product Integration Engineering, Qualification Engineering, Failure Analysis Engineering, and Engineering Testing. Camera Technologies Join the group that designs and develops our camera systems from sensor to lens. You’ll create the kind of innovations that allow each new generation of Apple products to produce photos even more amazing than the last one. Areas of work include Computer Vision Engineering, Camera Module Design, Camera Mechanical Engineering, Camera Electrical Engineering, Optical Design, Camera Systems, Manufacturing and Process, Image Sensing, and Analog/Digital Sensing. Display Technologies This group develops highly innovative displays for the full line of Apple products, including Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Through every step of the process, from initial concept to mass production, they push technologies to deliver an ever-better user experience. Areas of work include Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Materials, Manufacturing, Physics, Imaging, Optics, Software, and Silicon Engineering. Engineering Project Management For every new Apple product, this group works behind the scenes, managing the world’s most successful product design process — from concept through release. Areas of work include Hardware Project Management, Silicon Product Management, Product Design Project Management, RF and Wireless Project Management, and Systems Project Management. Environmental Technologies We want to leave the world better than we found it, and no group here is more focused on that goal. Join them and you’ll be part of the industry-leading effort to set policies and make sure every Apple product, from power cord to display, is safe for people and planet. They even test our suppliers’ materials. Areas of work include Toxicology, Biocompatibility, Restricted Substances, Life Cycle Analysis, Compliance Engineering, and Environmental Program Management. Health Technology By developing software and hardware systems that monitor the human body and its data, this group empowers people to make informed decisions that shape their well-being, in daily life and beyond. Areas of work include Biomedical R&D Engineering, Biomedical Studies Engineering, and Exercise Physiology. Machine Learning and AI Machine learning and AI continue to grow in importance for virtually every Apple product and service, so your contributions in these fields can make an impact on many groups here. You’ll help develop algorithms that solve some of the most complex AI problems, integrating your work into powerful neural processors to provide speed and efficiency for a great user experience. And you’ll do it with the help of privacy experts to ensure users’ privacy is respected. Come shape what these predictive technologies will do as part of Face ID, ARKit, Animoji, and many other features, including those yet to come. Areas of work include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Data Science, and Deep Learning. Mechanical Engineering This group turns imaginative thinking into real-world experiences. By combining the world’s most refined industrial design with the newest, most innovative technologies, you’ll fit big ideas into slim hardware — and into millions of lives around the world. Areas of work include Product Design Engineering, Mechanical Design, CAD Specialist, CAE Specialist, and Materials Engineering. Process Engineering Work in this group and you’ll apply engineering fundamentals and start from scratch if need be. A project might call for new equipment, new material, or even a new factory. Your efforts will be groundbreaking, often literally. Areas of work include Platform Process Engineering, Module Process Engineering, Panel Design/Engineering, Thin Film Engineering, Laser Process Engineering, Coating Engineering, and Prototype Engineering. Reliability Engineering Apple has a hard-earned reputation for incredibly high-quality products. That’s why this group works with both the hardware and software groups to make sure that our products and our suppliers’ materials live up to our standards, and those of our customers. Areas of work include Reliability Engineering, Failure Analysis Engineering, Test Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Reliability Technician. Sensor Technologies Features like gesture-reading sensors and fingerprint-recognizing Touch ID are perfect examples of what this group can do when they work with the hardware and software groups and many others throughout Apple. Areas of work include Sensing Hardware Engineering, Sensing ASIC Architecture, Algorithm Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering, Deep Learning, Firmware Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineering, and User Studies and Human Factors Engineering. Silicon Technologies Join the team responsible for the design and manufacture of our next generation of high-performance, power-efficient processor systems on chip, as well as the analog IP and high-speed interface evaluation those chips need. Areas of work include Microarchitecture, Modeling, RTL Design and Verification, Custom and ASIC Physical Design, CAD, IT, Silicon Prototyping and Validation, Foundry and Product Engineering, and Low Power Design. Software Engineering Help us build the next generation of interactive software for our platforms. Within Hardware Engineering, we have software teams responsible for drivers, firmware, software, and algorithms for sensors, input devices, and charging accessories as well as building the cutting-edge new technologies and products for Augmented Reality. These teams have worked on heart rate, wrist detection, multitouch, force, haptics, and Camera (RGB and depth), video codecs, computer vision/machine learning for features like SLAM and FaceID, ARKit, Reality Kit, and Reality Composer, in addition to unannounced projects. Areas of work include Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Drivers, Firmware, Prototyping, User Studies/Failure Analysis, AR Applications, Applied Research, Platform Engineering, Frameworks, and Algorithms. Software Quality, Automation, and Tools Make simple look easy. In this group, you’ll ensure our low level software, operating systems, apps, and services to run as smoothly as each was designed to. To get there, team members test and qualify all OS releases and applications across all Apple platforms, and develop the infrastructure, platform, and tools to do it. Areas of work include Quality Assurance Engineering, Integration Engineering, Software Developer in Test Engineering, Applications Engineering, Software Compatibility Engineering, Automation Engineering, and Tools Development. System Design and Test Engineering Join this group to ensure that every Apple hardware design meets the highest standards throughout the manufacturing process. Members design and build complex systems that consist of various modules inside Apple products. They also implement calibration and testing processes, and develop the instruments, fixtures, infrastructure, and diagnostic software to do it. Areas of work include Hardware System Integration, Functional Test Engineering, Instrumentation and Calibration, and Fixture Design. Wireless Hardware Be part of the group that does everything it takes to create the world’s best wireless products. Apple wireless designers continuously enhance the performance of our products with more powerful connections. The silicon specialists take wireless deep, helping develop innovative systems on chip that improve the user experience. And the group’s platform architecture experts pave the way for all-new experiences, including those that take advantage of our innovations in sensing technology. Areas of work include Antenna Design, RF Design Engineering, RF Systems Integration, RF Desense, RF Systems and Calibration, OTA Design and Testing, Regulatory Engineering, EMC, Compliance and Performance Testing, Human Engineering, WLAN/Bluetooth Architect, GNSS Architect, Communications Systems Architect, Cellular Hardware Architect, Wireless Systems Architect, RFIC Design, PHY/MAC Algorithm Development, RF Characterization, RF Design Verification, and Wireless System Design.
Education & Experience
BS/MS/PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Data Science, Design, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Physics, Optical Engineering or related fields.