PCB Designer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200268418
Our Engineering PCB Services org takes pride in supporting board designs for Electrical Engineering teams at Apple. We are seeking a dynamic, motivated individual with deep understanding of printed circuit board design (PCB), high speed design environments, and the ability to receive guidance from our design engineers to build complex boards. We believe in technology enablement by collaboration and building extraordinary products at Apple. Collaborating with engineers and design teams in the design and development of complex, detailed layouts of rigid and flexible printed circuit boards using CAE and CAD applications and tools. You would work with multiple design teams to plan schedules, resolve costs, packaging, manufacturing, and electrical design issues. Dedicated in implementing new PCB technologies and processes. This position is in San Diego, CA

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires a minimum of 6+ years of related experience
  • Experience with Cadence, Allegro preferred.


• Study PCB design trends and processes, and then evaluate and implement those processes that apply to Apple’s core technologies. • Conduct design feasibility studies to evaluate the PCB design goals for packaging, cost, manufacturing and system performance. • Assist lower level PCB Designer in the resolution of critical design problems. Train PCB Designers in specialized areas of PCB design. • Propose PCB design trade-offs to the engineering design team for resolution and implementation. • 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. Understands the requirements for a quality design and strives to achieve the requirements before releasing the product to manufacturing. Understands 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. Passionately participates in the evolution and definition of Apple’s Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines. • Participate and provide recommendations into the PCB design specifications and standards with respect to product design, electrical design, manufacturing and various regulatory agency requirements to figure out design trade-offs necessary to meet design goals and produce high quality PCB's at the lowest cost and within schedule.

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