Hardware Design EE, Sensing Incubation

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200210434
Apple's Incubation Team develops prototype hardware systems that are fundamental to delivering future products & features. The team is seeking a skilled Electrical Engineer to create high performance hardware systems supporting Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Photography applications that break new ground in Technology and User Experience. This role offers an incredible opportunity to work with and learn from extraordinary team members in multiple disciplines, while contributing on exciting design applications. To be successful, you should be able to thrive in a dynamic, agile, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on environment that values engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Key Qualifications

  • ELECTRONICS EXPERIENCE in the following areas:
  • SOCs, microcontrollers, microprocessors (ARM), FPGA’s
  • Processor peripheral interfaces (PCIe, USB, I2C, SPI, storage, high speed serial interfaces)
  • High-speed signaling and camera electrical protocols (e.g., MIPI, LVDS, SDI, DP, HDMI)
  • Sensors or transducers
  • Power supply design
  • Strong working knowledge of Signal and Power Integrity and best practices for PCB layout and construction
  • Experience in taking designs from concept through manufacturing & test, perform mechanical assembly for quick prototypes, and bring-up/debug & validation of digital designs
  • Experience with lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multi-meters


Collaborating cross-functionally with various hardware and software teams to define prototype hardware to evaluate new technologies and features is critical. As the Hardware Design Engineer you will be leading deliverables to align with project goals while ensuring thorough and precise documentation of various steps from concept to architecture and through manufacturing and use. This includes the following: Propose, negotiate, and design EE solutions to achieve functional and performance objectives Design & schematic capture of digital and some analog electrical circuits and systems Lead and review PCB layout Build proof-of-concept and initial prototype hardware Create and execute plans to bring-up and validate designs for function and performance Debug and support prototype designs Manage Contract Manufacturer interactions and support CM test during system builds

Education & Experience

MSEE with 5+ years of industry experience or BSEE with 7+ years of industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • This role may be located in either Cupertino or San Diego