Hardware System Integration Engineer - Mac Systems

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200253608
Are you ready to carry on the iconic legacy of the Mac? Come join the Mac hardware team! We are a team of system electrical engineers that own Mac products from concept to ship. We sit at the center of Apple’s wider engineering team, working cross-functionally with mechanical engineering, software, silicon engineering and other module teams such as wireless, battery, camera, sensing, display, and factory test. Our core EE responsibilities involve design of the main logic board and flex circuits in the product, along with power conditioning and distribution throughout the system. From a system perspective, we define the interfaces between tightly coupled subsystems and drive resolution of all critical issues that arise due to the coexistence of modules in the design.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong EE fundamentals, grounded in a solid understanding of E&M physics and first principles
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technology and debug problems at varying levels of abstraction, from the system-level down to the silicon/transistor level
  • Working knowledge of design and validation requirements for common low-speed and high-speed digital interfaces: I2C/SMBus, SPI, JTAG, I2S/TDM, USB, MIPI, PCIe, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, DDR Memory
  • Understanding of computer architecture and design tradeoffs
  • Experience in circuit design for a variety of domains including power, digital, analog, high-speed communications, programmable logic, and/or wireless
  • History working with different computing modules such as batteries, or displays
  • Schematic capture and constraint-drive PCB layout using Cadence tools or similar
  • Automation and data manipulation script development
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Experience with PCB bringup and debug, including new or custom silicon, using standard EE lab equipment: Soldering, DMM, Oscilloscope, Logic Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • 3-5+ years overall experience
  • Beyond technical aptitude, we prize curiosity, creativity, integrity, leadership, teamwork, and a passion for learning


Day to day tasks involve electrical design, simulation, bringup, debug, and validation for Macs. Routine responsibilities also include factory build support, and multi-disciplinary cross-functional collaboration and negotiation. We are looking for well-rounded candidates with a broad set of skill and interests, and the curiosity to dig deep wherever necessary to solve challenging problems. Opportunities exist to sample a variety of technology areas, and to remain general or specialize over time, developing subject matter expertise.

Education & Experience

BS/MS degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering

Additional Requirements

  • Some (~5%) international travel