Wireless Power Magnetics Architect
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
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, intelligent 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. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every single day.
- Understanding of physics of magnetic materials
- Experience with transformer theory and modeling
- Background in electromagnetics and a sound facility with Maxwell’s equations
- Experience with COMSOL and/or Maxwell FEA simulation tools
- Strong analytical/problem solving skills
- Familiarity with common lab equipment and measurement techniques including network analyzers, LCR meter, power supply/amplifiers, oscilloscopes, etc.
- Must be highly motivated, self-starter with innovation, integrity and attention to details.
- Excellent problem solving skills
- Willingness to work in a fast paced innovative work environment
- Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal skills
- (Desired) Experience in circuit simulation and modeling and related software tools (e.g. Cadence)
This is an opportunity to participate in a multifaceted and outstanding engineering group at one of the world’s leading companies. Candidates will have the opportunity to work on highly technical topics related to some of Apple’s latest products in power technology. In particular, the role includes participation in the design, simulation, testing and analysis of current and future wireless power products. The role requires broad knowledge of finite element analysis (FEA) modeling of the magnetic field. The candidate should have basic knowledge of the physics of magnetic materials, Maxwell’s equations, transformer theory, and finite element analysis. This is a unique opportunity in designing inductive power links with mass production intent. Candidates with a creative attitude and who are eager to undertake new challenges will find this role especially fulfilling. Electromagnetic analysis of various geometrical structures (FEA) Drive new techniques in simulation and measurement for improved efficiency and accuracy Aid in risk assessments and co-existence analysis Rigorously document designs and key parameters Use of analytic tools (such as Excel, Mathcad, Matlab) for basic sizing, weight, system performance Use of circuit simulation software such as Cadence. Analysis and verification of designs with Finite Element Analysis (e.g. COMSOL Multiphysics). Work with cross-functional team such as electrical engineers, mechanical designers and material scientists Experimental validation of designs via measurement of key parameters and correlation to simulation and analytic predictions. Statistical analysis of design perturbations Participate in material selection through experimental/theoretical investigations, working with external vendors, and other cross-functional teams to find optimized solutions Be a good communicator and demonstrate collaboration in a highly cross-functional environment
Education & Experience
M.S. + 3 yrs experience or Ph.D. (preferred) in material science or power electronics (ECE) program, or related area (e.g. engineering physics).