Controls Design Engineer - Special Projects Group

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200260861
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Role Number:200260861

Apple's Special Projects Group (SPG) is a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what is possible to he...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Role Number:200260861

Apple's Special Projects Group (SPG) is a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what is possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. And the same innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices - strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. This is where your work can make a difference in people's lives. Including your own!

We are seeking a full-time engineer to join our Controls Engineering group. Candidate will be responsible for development of control and estimation algorithms for complex electromechanical systems.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of systems theory and control systems design.
  • Deep understanding of classical and modern control methodologies: PID, optimal control (LQR, LQG), etc.
  • Deep understanding of state estimation techniques: state observers, Kalman filters, nonlinear state estimation.
  • Experience with Model Predictive Control is required.
  • Experience with inertial sensing, navigation and surface estimation preferred.
  • Experience implementing real-time control systems on embedded platforms.
  • Strong proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink is a must.
  • Proficiency in C a must. C++ and Python preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in modern software development workflows and practices, including version control, build and test systems, and peer review.

Description

We are seeking a highly motivated controls design engineer to lead the development of control and estimation algorithms for complex dynamical systems.
Collaborate in highly cross-functional environment and work closely with sensor and actuator design engineers, software engineers, and other control design engineers.
Lead control projects from algorithm architecture to design, implementation, tuning, and validation.
Define specifications and test suites to tune parameters and compare performance of different algorithms.
Work with software team to ensure robust control system implementation on embedded platforms.
Work with modeling team to integrate models and algorithms into simulation environment for rapid development and validation.

Education & Experience

MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering, with an emphasis in controls or robotics.

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. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.


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