Motion Sensing System Integration Engineer – Inertial Sensors

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200380742
Sensors bridge the gap between the physical and digital world. Every new feature and functionality opens a new doorway for the user to interact with their device or for the device to bring information to its user. The Motion Sensing Hardware Team focuses on defining and integrating MEMS accelerometers and gyroscopes across a variety of Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, AirPods, and Watch. Features we help enable include Fall Detection, Spatial Audio, Optical Image Stabilization, and many others. Our team enjoys a collaborative environment where creative and hard-working people advance the customer experience of our devices with innovative technologies. You will play a key role in specifying, developing, characterizing, and validating motion sensing systems. You will also be working closely with various multi-functional teams within Apple to help deliver the best product that will surprise and delight our customers. Familiarity with MEMS sensor technologies such as inertial sensor performance metrics, inertial sensor usage and limitations, and system integration are a major plus!

Key Qualifications

  • - 1+ years of hands-on experience in sensor system integration, preferred
  • - Fundamental knowledge and experience in physics, mechanical, electrical, and material science engineering.
  • - Experience in characterization and validation of sensing systems including: theory of operation, signal processing, design trade-offs, design of experiments and failure root cause analysis.
  • - Hands on with C/C++/Python/MATLAB for data collection/analysis, automating instruments, development board bring-up, etc.
  • - Experience with using various types of electrical test equipments
  • - Capable of managing multiple tasks/projects in parallel
  • - Excellent written and verbal communication skills and solid collaboration skills.


- Develop and support qualification hardware and procedures to validate sensor specifications in system. - Diagnose engineering issues with true scientific method to drive towards definitive root cause. - Identify, create, and document new sensing system metrics that deliver performance and matter to customer perception. - Support internal proof-of-concept hardware and software developments for new application investigations. - Work cross-functionally to identify and specify critical performance parameters and error sensitivities. - Develop measurement methods and equipment that are repeatable, reproducible, and automated as appropriate to enable thorough validation coverage of sensors on tight development schedules. - Support engineering build activities with performance validation measurements, yield optimization, and failure analysis coordination. - Work with suppliers to proactively identify and resolve issues. - Analyze trade-offs among performance, manufacturability, size, schedule and cost. - Travel to supplier facilities and manufacturing sites for production validation and issues resolution. - Create and help improve engineering requirements specifications for sensors. - Prepare and deliver presentations to clearly communicate technical status, risks and mitigation strategies for ongoing sensing system programs. - up to 25% travel required

Education & Experience

- MS/BS degree in engineering, preferably with 1+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements