Reliability Engineer Lead – Custom Silicon Management

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200487916
Do you love crafting sophisticated solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you will craft and build the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices! At Apple, we go beyond the industry norm and demonstrate creativity in problem solving, ability to think dynamically and outside of standard convention, and adapt quickly to new technical areas. We promote innovation and new technology. The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod and a multitude of groundbreaking Accessories. We have done the same with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. You should join us to help deliver the next amazing Apple product. Join Apple as a Silicon Component Reliability Engineer and work closely with multi-functional groups and third parties to lead introduction and qualification of new products with high quality.


•You will drive requirements and execution of products, process and package qualification and reliability stress tests conditions and configurations from design stage all the way to successful qualification completion. •Drive and review Design for Reliability and Design for Test to ensure stress-ability and testability. •Lead all aspects of and ensure adequate preparation for qualification including such as corner skew material, BIB/Socket, waveform, electrical bias, thermal effect, lifetime estimation. •Implement POR of process flows, workmanship standards and supervise product performance. •Perform FAI (First Article Inspection) to ensure critical goals are reviewed before engineering, pre-production and production release for Product manufacturing. •Drive investigation and resolution on qualification fallouts and product and process nonconformance of MRB, RMA events through means of FA, CAR, 8D, and reporting. •Support PCN or ECN activities. •Conduct supplier audits when needed. •Assess/perform yield analysis and correlation analysis for all levels of test including Pareto building, statistics, etc. •Drive/guide suppliers for improvement as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • BS+10 Years of relevant industry experience
  • Semiconductor engineering experience in the Reliability and/or Quality/Product Engineering role from multinational companies
  • Outstanding communication skills required.
  • Experience in JEDEC reliability and quality related standards, ISO, and the science behind them.
  • The ideal background will have experience of silicon product level reliability qualification and lifetime behavior model.
  • You will know reliability fail modes of silicon/packaging technologies and fail mechanisms with respect to reliability.
  • Prior experience defining hardware setups and equipment for life, environmental, ESD, Latch-Up and other tests.
  • Validated auditing of supplier sites, materials and processes.
  • Confirmed experience driving suppliers in the areas of silicon Fab process / packaging / assembly, test, ongoing reliability monitoring, post-production qualification.
  • Familiar with process flows, specifications, and supervising supplier performance (process Cpk, yield, qualification report, etc.)
  • Possess knowledge on practice of FAI to validate the work suppliers are doing prior to production stage.
  • Travel is required for this role.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS+10 Years of relevant industry experience.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.