Sr. Hardware Systems Engineer

Austin, Texas, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200469240
The Mac hardware team is seeking enthusiastic electrical engineers who are motivated by the opportunity to tackle big challenges. You’ll be designing the next generations of sophisticated Mac Studios and more! Use your skills in electrical engineering, system integration, computer systems architecture, schematic design, digital and analog circuits, power and voltage regulator integration, high speed signal integrity concepts, PCB design, bring-up, system level troubleshooting, and collaboration with multi-functional teams to make design decisions that will benefit millions of Mac users worldwide! We are a team of system electrical engineers that own entire products from concept to ship. We sit at the center of Apple’s wider engineering team, working multi-functionally with mechanical engineering, software, silicon engineering and other module teams to deliver products that enrich the lives of millions worldwide.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in leading technically complex projects that are dynamic and business critical
  • Lab skills: oscilloscopes, logic and protocol analyzers, electronic loads
  • Experience with schematic capture, high-speed design constraints management, and PCB design using Cadence Concept and Allegro or similar CAD tools
  • Design experience in digital logic, simulation, power conversion and delivery
  • Familiarity with RF/wireless concepts
  • Experience with high-speed serial and memory interfaces including signal integrity design and measurement fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Command line interface and scripting skills
  • Specific deep expertise in several of the following areas is required: CPU or GPU microarchitecture, batteries, power management, analog design, audio, wireless, DisplayPort, HDMI, PCIe, Thunderbolt, USB, SPI, I2C, UART, analog sensors, interconnect
  • Statistical data analysis and visualization (ex. JMP) is a plus


Component datasheet analysis and selection for schematic capture Coordinate layout of highly constrained multilayer PCBs including HDI and fine pitch BGAs Forecast and plan design time to meet constrained schedules Drive design tradeoffs across manufacturing, test, thermal, performance, reliability, and electrical stakeholders Prototype bring-up, debug, functional verification, and electrical characterization Use advanced lab tools such as 25 GHz oscilloscopes, network analyzers, and BERT scopes to judge the quality and robustness of electrical designs. Analyze factory-scale data to adjust signal parameters for maximum margin Review designs of factory test fixtures, ensure manufacturing test plans provide adequate coverage to ensure the design is assembled correctly Debug problems found in manufacturing, feedback root cause and corrective action into design or manufacturing process in preparation for high volume. Communicate and present status on concurrent top issues and deadlines Lead, teach, and mentor junior engineers Candidates should be able to take complete ownership of assigned projects

Education & Experience

BS in electrical or computer engineering required, MS preferred Minimum 10 years relevant industry experience. High-volume consumer electronics system experience preferred.

Additional Requirements