Touch HW EE Validation Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200524905
The Touch Technology team develops innovative Touch solutions and technologies that are central to Apple’s products, including the iPhones, iPads, AppleWatch, and more. The key goal of the team is to design the world’s best multi-touch user-experience. Bring devices to life and enable them to interact with users and the environment in ways never imagined before. Join us in developing solutions for next-gen touch technologies! The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. An engineer in this role develops strategies and solutions that ensures that Apple products meet the exacting touch performance standards in terms of hardware and user experience.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong electrical engineering background in analog/mixed-signal testing methodologies or with prior industry experience in owning validation/test efforts on products
  • Multi disciplinary understanding of EE, ME and Physics principles
  • High proficiency in software and algorithm prototyping/analysis using scripting languages like Matlab/Python
  • Willingness to wear different hats, go beyond normal Roles and Responsibilities to dive deep in to an issue including ability to breakdown an existing Algorithm to improve understanding
  • Experience in HW prototyping, Design of Experiments (DoE), FA/CA (Failure Analysis / Corrective Action)
  • Proficient in data visualization and statistical analysis tools such as Tableau, SpotFire, JMP, Python or Matlab or similar
  • Excellent project management skills, written/verbal communication skills and solid people skills
  • Experience with touch technology is a plus


The engineer acting as a Direct Responsible Individual will be responsible for: Defining and architecting solutions to solve complex open ended test and validation problems Developing and proving analytical models to understand test system interaction with Touch sensor Driving strategies with multi-functional teams, including test, Algorithm, firmware, software, mechanical design and reliability Engineering to decode open ended test and validation problems into an executable plan and deliverable Designing metrics and figures-of-merit to guide touch design and performance tracking Leading the development and execution of engineering validation and characterization methodologies for Apple’s touch solutions across different products. Architecting and designing HW & SW infrastructure for innovative test solutions Managing vendors to implement validation tools, plans and infrastructure Performing failure mode analysis with advanced detailed analysis tools to drive root cause diagnosis Authoring reports and communications pertaining to key concepts, results and checkpoints Business travel (up to 20% domestic and international travel) to support product development is required

Education & Experience

Minimum requirement of a bachelors degree

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits