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 Acoustic Engineer | AirPods



Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200553042
At Apple, extraordinary 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 has assembled an elite Acoustics team that enables our customers to experience music with delight, communicate with clarity, and enjoy elegant sound throughout our product line. In Apple Acoustics we work with the utmost attention to detail, directly impacting the design of products that millions of people around the world love! The Audio Product Acoustics drives the acoustic design and overall audio quality of the entire AirPods lineup. We are a diverse team having deep expertise in acoustic design and integration, hardware and algorithm prototyping, critical listening, and hearing science. We work closely with multi-functional teams to find innovative solutions to complex engineering issues. We are searching for an Acoustic Engineer to help bring AirPods to the next level. Could this be you?


As an Acoustic Engineer on the Audio Products Team, you will take new and innovative audio concepts from early design phase all the way to a mass produced audio product heard by our customers. This includes providing input on mechanical and electrical design to industrial and product design teams. As a natural part of simulating, building, and validating acoustic designs, we also give input on the digital signal processing to ensure the overall audio product experience is second to none.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Fundamental knowledge of acoustic theory with a focus on electroacoustics, physical acoustics, and acoustic simulation
  • Acoustic measurement, data acquisition, and data analysis skills
  • A passion for audio and acoustics
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills to engage effectively with multi-disciplinary team members
  • Ability to travel internationally as required

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or an equivalent field
  • 5+ years of proven industry experience
  • Practical knowledge of acoustic transducers and equivalent circuit modeling techniques in the context of headphone design
  • Proficiency in high level programming (MATLAB or Python)
  • Experience modeling acoustic systems with COMSOL Multiphysics

Education & 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.