Sensing HW Design Electrical Engineer

Cupertino, California, United States


Role Number:200552214
We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives. You will become part of a team that sets the standard in fostering excellence, creativity and innovation. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products? Apple's Data Collection System team develops prototype hardware systems that are fundamental to delivering future products & features. The team is seeking a skilled Electrical Engineer to create high performance hardware systems supporting Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Photography applications that break new ground in Technology and User Experience. This role offer an incredible opportunity to work with and learn from extraordinary team members in multiple disciplines, while contributing on exciting design applications. To be successful, you should be able to thrive in a dynamic, agile, multi-disciplinary, and hands-on environment that values engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.


Collaborating cross-functionally with various hardware and software teams to define prototype hardware to evaluate new technologies and features is critical. As the Hardware Design Engineer you will be leading deliverables to align with project goals while ensuring thorough and precise documentation of various steps from concept to architecture and through manufacturing and use. This includes the following: • Propose, negotiate, and design EE solutions to achieve functional and performance objectives • Design & schematic capture of digital and some analog electrical circuits and systems • Lead and review PCB layout • Build proof-of-concept and initial prototype hardware • Create and execute plans to bring-up & validate designs for function and performance • Debug and support prototype designs • Manage Contract Manufacturer interactions and support CM test during system builds

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Electronics Experience in the following areas:
  • SOC’s, microcontrollers, microprocessors (ARM), FPGA’s
  • Processor peripheral interfaces (PCIe, USB, I2C, SPI, storage, high speed serial interfaces)
  • High-speed signaling and camera electrical protocols (e.g., MIPI, LVDS, SDI, DP, HDMI)
  • Sensors or transducers
  • Power supply design
  • Strong working knowledge of Signal and Power Integrity and best practices for PCB layout and construction
  • Experience in taking designs from concept through manufacturing & test, perform mechanical assembly for quick prototypes, and bring-up/debug & validation of digital designs
  • Experience with lab equipment, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and multi-meters

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 10 years 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.