Reliability Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200354821
If you have a passion for constant learning and innovative engineering products, you will fit right in. You will drive failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to ensure robustness of new designs, develop and implement creative reliability tests on new hardware programs, quantify reliability risk, and lead failure analysis and corrective actions to insure our products continue to surprise and delight our customers for the years to come. Are you a technologist looking for a career that provides ever evolving challenges? This position is offered in Apple’s Reliability Group. We guide development teams towards a reliable design of new Apple products and their components. We guide development teams toward a reliable design of new technology components. Through deep investigation and collaboration, we strive to provide customers an experience of enduring quality through these products so integral to our lives.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of the physics behind material properties (mechanical, electrical, optical and material science)
  • Experience with the manufacture and/or design of assemblies that convert digital signals into physical (voltage, light, vibration) signals and vice versa
  • Experience with the manufacture and/or design of electrochemical devices
  • Adept in statistical data analysis and clear reporting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to complete tests and resolve problems in an unattended manner
  • Flexibility to accept new tasks
  • Dynamic and “can do” attitude engineer with the dream to work with a great team and product


As a Reliability Engineer, you will identify high risk failure modes early in the design life cycle, and collaborate with other teams to reduce the risk. You will develop new tests based on the physics of failure and expected user behaviors, and deliver test equipment and specifications that are critical to validate the product reliability, and work with vendor partners to support the reliability requirements. Finally, you will collaborate on failure analysis, providing direction based on your evaluation of the test data.

Education & Experience

M.S. or PhD in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent field desired.

Additional Requirements