Reliability Engineer - Wearables

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200337523
Apple’s Hardware Reliability Engineering team is looking for you to work with our diverse iOS hardware engineering teams. As the Reliability team, we are responsible for ensuring and improving the durability and reliability of Apple's product. To achieve that, we partner with multiple engineering teams from the beginning (concept) to the end (field returns) of a product lifecycle, while exploring new technologies and understanding how customers will use our products. If you have a passion for constant learning and innovative engineering products, you will fit right in. You will develop and implement creative reliability tests on new hardware programs, quantify reliability risk, support failure analysis resulting from these tests, and advise the executive team on the best path forward.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience performing reliability testing including Mechanical Stress Tests, Shock/Drop/Vibration Testing, Environmental Testing Statistical experience such as Weibull, JMP, or familiarity with accelerated test models Familiar with Failure Analysis techniques (Optical Microscopy, X-ray/CT, Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, etc.)
  • Ability to use failure analysis methodology to derive a root cause of failure
  • Understanding of Design of Experiments Imaginative approach to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Confident with navigating ambiguity and creating new ways of doing things.
  • You have excellent written, visual, and verbal communication skills
  • You have strong attention to detail and curiosity of how technologies work
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at once
  • Dynamic engineer with a “can do” attitude with the aim to work in a top notch team and product
  • Consumer electronics experience is preferred, but not necessary


- Developing new reliability tests procedures and specifications - Preparing concise and detailed test plans and analyzing test reports - Statistically analyzing data to provide design risk assessments - Presenting tests, results, and risk assessments in a confident and positive manner - Researching new technologies to understand unique failure mechanisms - Guiding design and interacting with diverse groups to improve product reliability

Education & Experience

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Material Science Engineering degree and 3+ years of experience in a related field or industry is preferred

Additional Requirements