Ecosystem Reliability Engineer

Boulder, Colorado, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200352604
Apple’s Hardware Reliability Engineering team is looking for you to work with our diverse hardware engineering teams. As the Reliability team, we are responsible for ensuring and improving the durability and reliability of Apple's products. To achieve that, we partner with multiple engineering teams from the beginning (concept) to the end (field returns) of a product lifecycle by helping to explore new technologies and understand 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

  • We've found applicants with these skills have a good head start:
  • Experience performing reliability testing including Mechanical Stress Tests, Shock/Drop/Vibration Testing, Environmental Testing - Statistical analysis using tools such as Weibull++, JMP, and familiarity with accelerated test models
  • Familiar with Failure Analysis techniques (Optical Microscopy, X-ray/CT, Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, etc.), and the 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
  • Comfortable with navigating ambiguity and creating new ways of doing things
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and the ability to communicate your results clearly to others
  • Strong attention to detail and curiosity of how technologies work
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at once
  • Dynamic and “can do” attitude with the dream to work with a great team towards cutting-edge products
  • Excelling in collaborative and diverse environments where teams encourage one another to deliver the best products
  • Consumer electronics experience is preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally without restrictions


You will be responsible for - Developing new reliability test procedures and specifications - Preparing concise and detailed test plans and analyzing test reports - Statistically analyzing data to provide design risk assessments - Presenting tests, test 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

- 5 - 10+ years of relevant engineering and/or reliability experience - M.S./Ph.D. in Mechanical, Electrical, Materials Engineering or related field is desired

Additional Requirements

  • If you are a Colorado resident, this is for you:
  • At Apple, we see the whole you. We carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. Reliability Engineer starts at a minimum annual salary of $107,500. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Every Apple employee also has the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder, because all team members are eligible for stock grants and also a discount when purchasing Apple stock.
  • We offer all kinds of ways to experience well-being, confidence, and satisfaction. Learn more about Apple benefits.
  • Note: Apple benefits programs are subject to eligibility requirements.