Software Development Engineer, Instrumentation & Test

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200235249
The touch technology team features a collaborative environment with creative, smart people, world-class products and cutting edge technologies. The team features opportunities for individuals to contribute across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Best in class engineering excellence and thoroughness is expected and encouraged. Learning and building of skill-sets is highly encouraged. Invention, IP and patent creation is expected and supported. Pushing the envelope to design and ship innovative products with best-in-class technologies and user experiences is the main goal of the touch technology team at Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of software, instrumentation, or test development experience
  • Experience in software development using C/C++, Objective C, or similar is required
  • Experience in firmware development (knowledge of I2C, SPI, and other protocols) in data acquisition & measurement system is preferred
  • Fundamental hardware engineering knowledge in analog design is required
  • Ability to perform failure analysis using scientific method and experimental process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to understand and perform statistical data analysis
  • Able to make international travel to Asia 25% of the time
  • Background with Touch or Sensing Technology is preferred


This individual will play a key role in architecting, specifying, designing, developing and launching our touch technology product characterization & instrumentation. Candidate will be responsible for, - Architecting, designing, developing instrumentation software & hardware platforms - Touch or sensing hardware characterization, validation and calibration - Prototyping, bring-up, debug and characterization of instruments for Apple new products - Authoring sensing technology instrumentation software engineering requirements documents. - Preparing and deliver presentations - Production instrumentation software creation and roll-out to suppliers - Supplier liaison, including supporting instrumentation bring up and qualification at engineering builds, usually in Asia. - Defect root cause analysis and resolution, including diligent bug database tracking

Education & Experience

BS EE/CE/CS required, MS EE/CE/CS preferred

Additional Requirements