Product Design Engineer - Softgoods

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: May 23, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200062886

Apple's Softgoods Engineering team is relatively new to Apple. We work with textiles, leather, silicone and soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enhance Apple's existing product lines and to enable new technologies. Delivering world class Apple products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open-minded approach. We have a talented team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We work together in a beautiful, customized lab where we design, engineer and develop the best Softgoods products in the world. If this sounds like an exciting challenge, we hope you will consider a place in our team!

What is the role?

We are looking for a highly motivated product design engineer. As a member of our collaborative, cross-functional design team, you will be responsible for conceiving, designing and producing exciting new products. You will work closely with many groups, including a dedicated prototyping team, Industrial Design, Hardware Engineering, Operations, Packaging, Reliability, Thermal, EMC, and Software. As a team, we are responsible for creating Softgoods products in new product categories. This dynamic role requires travel to our global supply base

Key Qualifications

  • Proficient in 3D and 2D CAD (NX and surfacing experience preferred)
  • Solid engineering fundamentals (beam bending, free body diagrams, GD&T, etc...)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written), including presenting technical concepts to multi-disciplinary teams
  • Knowledge of Softgoods materials and assembly process a plus (synthetics, leather, adhesives, bonding, cutting, stitching)


At Apple our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creative thought. By giving that team everything they need we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers we drive precision. And through our collaborative process we create memorable experiences for our customers. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives

Education & Experience

At least 3 years of experience designing products utilizing a variety of engineering materials. 5+ years preferred experience with design of assemblies for high volume mass production. BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering preferred.

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