Acoustic Engineer

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200267157
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 15, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200267157

At Apple, new ideas have a way of quickly becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences. ...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 15, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200267157

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 so Apple has assembled a world-class Acoustics team that enables our customers to experience music with delight, communicate with clarity, and appreciate our products without disturbance from noise. In Apple Acoustics we work with obsessive attention to detail, directly contributing to products that ship to millions of people around the world.

The Acoustics team is looking for someone to help us define, innovate and execute the acoustic designs/architectures for Apple's Technology Development Group (TDG). Our team has comprehensive ownership of the full system acoustic performance all the way from concept phase to mass production. This means continuous and multi-functional collaboration with a wide variety of teams ranging from transducer design and audio tunings, to system hardware, software, mechanics, quality and reliability. We are looking for someone who enjoys collaboration with high initiative to help us advance our fully custom designs in Apple's next generation products.

Key Qualifications

  • Ideally you will have a strong background (five+ years) in an acoustics engineering role
  • Experience translating product goals into acoustic specifications and defining the required acoustic architecture
  • Proven success in the areas of design, manufacturing, and failure analysis of audio systems including detailed design/integration of MEMs microphones and/or micro-speakers
  • Ability to produce data and experience demos to identify and advocate preferred designs/decisions with peers and cross-functional partners
  • Experience with design of microphone arrays
  • Ability to process and analyze acoustic data in your preferred SW package (e.g. MATLAB, JMP, Python, etc)
  • Passion for designing custom hardware to deliver novel/outstanding audio user experiences
  • You may have a love of music or passion for playing a musical instrument

Description

An acoustic design engineer drives innovation and development of audio hardware for Apple products. This will include owning audio system architecture from concept to mass production and solving speaker and microphone acoustic integration challenges in a multi-functional team. Communicating audio and acoustic concepts/targets to project teams and management. Additionally, driving custom speaker and microphone design and optimization. We encourage creativity and developing new ideas through building prototypes and demos.
International travel to support engineering activities (required, approximately 15%)

Education & Experience

Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics, or an equivalent field, but if you've followed a different path to expertise in acoustic hardware design, we still want to hear from you.

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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