iPad HW System Design Engineer

Austin, Texas, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200502719
The iPad hardware team is looking for engineers who are motivated by the opportunity to tackle big challenges. Use your skills in electrical engineering, system integration, and collaboration with multi-functional teams to make design decisions that will benefit millions of iPad 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 such as wireless, battery, camera, sensing, display, and factory test.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong EE fundamentals including analog and digital design
  • Experience working with multifaceted multi-functional teams
  • Ability to analyze solutions and make system design trade-offs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills
  • Experience in several of the following areas:
  • Schematic capture and rigid/flexible PCB layout
  • Fundamentals of Signal and Power Integrity
  • Low voltage power regulation and delivery
  • Proven track record to understand technology and debug problems at varying levels of abstraction, from the system-level down to the silicon/transistor level
  • Proven understanding of design and validation requirements for common interfaces (e.g. I2C, SPI, JTAG, I2S) and preferably high-speed interfaces (e.g. USB, MIPI, PCIe, HDMI, DP, Thunderbolt, DDR Memory, Ethernet)
  • Understanding of computer architecture and design tradeoffs
  • Exposure to numerical modeling, simulation, and analysis tools such as Spice, 2d/3d field solvers, power & signal integrity
  • Use of scripting languages to assist with hardware development, and data analysis
  • Beyond technical capability, we prize curiosity, creativity, integrity, leadership, collaboration, and a passion for learning


This is an outstanding hardware design position that starts at product concept and continues all the way through to mass production. You will be at the center of iPad product development with a critical impact on overall design. Day to day tasks involve electrical design, simulation, bring-up, debug, and validation for iPads. Routine responsibilities also include factory build support, and working with multi-functional technology teams in a fast-paced environment. There will be opportunities for international travel.

Education & Experience

BS Electrical/Computer Engineering or equivalent required; MS preferred

Additional Requirements