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Hardware System Integration Engineer - AirPods



Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Role Number:200549165
At Apple, new ideas have a way of quickly becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences. Sound is an essential and compelling facet of the customer experience. Apple is assembling a world-class team of engineers who obsesses over the delivery of products that enables our customers to experience music with delight and communicate with clarity. The AirPods System HW team consists of exceptional electrical engineers who own and deliver electronic solutions by closely collaborating with multi-functional teams such as industrial design, product design, technologies and manufacturing. The small form factor of these products enables us to innovate in every aspect of product development that includes areas like advanced physical architectures, new RF technologies and highly power-optimized IC development. We are a diverse team of electrical engineers with a passion for audio, music and product development.


Seeking hardworking engineers/technical leaders who will be responsible for owning system HW development like driving product architectures, overseeing PCB/flex design, influencing optimized system validation plans, reviewing manufacturing test requirements, prototype bringup and testing, data analysis and issue debug. Some travel to support manufacturing is part of the role. Experienced team members will get to lead technical aspects of the product development by working closely with peers or managing small teams.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience as a hands on electrical engineer in designing high volume products from proof of concept to mass production
  • Expertise in board and flex designs including schematic and layout with strong abilities to implement to a timeline and deliver high quality designs
  • Expertise in prototype bring-up, electrical measurements, debugging and functional verification
  • Solid electrical engineering fundamentals covering both analog and digital concepts such as power and data converters, amplifiers, high-speed serial and memory interfaces, digital logic, RF/wireless and signal integrity
  • Experience working with technology, software, reliability, manufacturing, operations organizations is desirable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are desired
  • Experience leading/managing small teams of four to five people is desirable

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS/MS/PHD EE. 7+ years in wearable or consumer electronics industry experience desirable

Additional Requirements

  • 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.