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Hardware Development Engineer



Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200550395
Apple is seeking an enthusiastic electrical engineer for the Mac Engineering Team. As a part of the Mac team, you will help with concept and feature development, rapid prototyping, production part selection and product integration. Our engineers rely on skills in computer system architecture, schematic design, digital and analog circuits, power and voltage regulator integration, high speed signal integrity concepts, PCB design, bring up and system level trouble-shooting to surprise and delight millions of customers.


The hardware engineer will design, implement, test, and debug the electrical subsystem, develop test and failure analysis procedures to ensure a high level of quality for the product. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Component data-sheet analysis - Coordinate layout of highly constrained multilayer PCBs including HDI and fine pitch BGAs - Forecast and plan design time to meet constrained schedules - Drive design tradeoffs across manufacturing, test, thermal, performance, reliability, battery life, and electrical team members - Prototype bring-up, debug, functional verification, and electrical characterization - Use advanced lab tools such as 25 GHz oscilloscopes, network analyzers, and BERT scopes to judge the quality and reliability of electrical designs. - Analyze factory-scale data to adjust signal parameters for maximum margin - Review designs of factory test fixtures, ensure manufacturing test plans provide adequate coverage to ensure the design is assembled accurately - Debug problems found in manufacturing, feedback root cause and corrective action into design or manufacturing process in preparation for high-volume. - Communicate and present status on concurrent top issues and timelines - Travel to foreign contract manufacturer (estimate 5 weeks per year)

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • High-volume consumer electronics system experience preferred.
  • Lab skills: oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, electronic loads
  • Experience with schematic and PCB physical design using Cadence Concept and Allegro or similar CAD tools
  • Design experience in digital logic, simulation, power conversion and delivery
  • Familiarity with RF/wireless concepts
  • Experience with high-speed serial and memory interfaces including signal integrity design and measurement fundamentals
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Command line interface and scripting skills
  • Specific deep expertise in several of the following areas is a plus: CPU or GPU microarchitecture, batteries, power management, analog design, audio, wireless, DisplayPort, PCIe, Thunderbolt, USB, SPI, I2C, UART, analog sensors, interconnect
  • Statistical data analysis and visualization (ex. JMP) is a bonus

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

- Minimum 5 years relevant industry work experience. - BS in electrical or computer engineering required. MS preferred

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.