Silicon Validation Hardware Engineer - PCB CAD Layout

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200226808
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Are you passionate about changing the world? Join our growing Silicon Validation Hardware team. Collaborate with engineers and design teams in the design and development of complex, detailed layouts of rigid and flexible printed circuit boards using PCB CAD applications and tools. Design silicon validation and test boards using the latest PCB fabrication technologies.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of relevant PCB CAD layout experience.
  • Expertise using Cadence Allegro for multi-layer board layout.
  • Detailed knowledge of PCB manufacturing processes and design rules.


Print circuit board design and layout, from early placement through routing and final rule checks. Release printed circuit board databases for manufacturing and support all vendor questions related to design issues. Perform complex and difficult CAD and CAE tasks requiring extensive skill and knowledge of equipment capabilities, applications techniques and design limitations. Understand Apple’s design standards for manufacturing and test. Understand the requirements for a quality design and strive to achieve the requirements before releasing the product to manufacturing. Understand the driving PCB technology and process trends and their application to Apple’s designs. Maintain technical coordination with Engineering, Products Design, Test, EMC Engineering and Manufacturing. Resolve PCB design issues with fabrication and manufacturing vendors. Participate and provide input into the PCB design specifications and standards with respect to product design, electrical design, manufacturing and regulatory agency requirements to determine design trade-offs necessary to meet design goals and produce high quality PCB's at the lowest cost and within schedule.

Education & Experience

BS / MS / PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is required

Additional Requirements