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Senior Motion Control Systems Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Role Number:200548748
One of Apple’s R&D groups is currently seeking a senior motion control systems engineering manager. This engineering manager will lead a team to develop custom control algorithms, optimization routines and drive implementation for a host of systems and applications. We are looking for passionate and creative individuals to push the performance bounds of control systems design. Does working on new technology excite you? Innovation is in your hands! We are ready to help you help us grow.


In this role you will partner with mechanical, power electronics and embedded FW engineers to develop robust and highly customized control algorithms for unique applications. Responsibilities include: Control system design, analysis, and integration Design, implementation and maintenance of an automated system for optimal system identification and control system tuning at scale. Prototype, develop, bring-up, debug and characterize new control techniques on real hardware. Define factory test & calibration requirements for complex systems Author engineering requirements and specifications based on analysis and validation Communicate progress cross-functionally (written, verbal, and presentation) Perform failure analysis and problem solving

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experienced in leading and managing a team of skilled engineers.
  • Skilled in the development, theory, design, modeling and implementation of motion control algorithms.
  • Experienced in control system state management (gain scheduling, bumpless transfers, state machine development).
  • Experienced in state-space design, traditional controls methods (PID, observer/compensator) and modern control techniques such as MPC/LQR.
  • Experience in both linear and non-linear estimation
  • Hands on experience prototyping control algorithms and demonstrating capability at an executive level.
  • Confident with source control (eg. GIT) on multi developer projects

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

M.S. in Engineering + minimum of 10 years of 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.