Sensor System Test and Prototype Engineer - SPG

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code


Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Role Number:200244189

One of Apple's R&D groups is currently seeking a Sr. Engineering Lead for Module/Subsystem/Systems Testing & Characterization for ...Summary


Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Role Number:200244189

One of Apple's R&D groups is currently seeking a Sr. Engineering Lead for Module/Subsystem/Systems Testing & Characterization for Sensors. This engineer will develop bench top test systems and prototypes to enable rapid evaluation and testing of complex sensor systems. This individual will drive the design, architecture, implementation and bring up of the above systems.

Does working on autonomous technology excite you? Innovation is in your hands! We are ready to help you help us grow.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to take an abstract problem and break it down in to an implementable system - starting with a scrappy approach - using off the shelf components - and progressively building it up into a sophisticated setup.
  • Ability to define Test Plans, Coverage Metrics and FoMs for sensor characterization.
  • Ability to define hardware and software partitioning of the Test System, including error injection (in-band and out-of-band), fault testing and negative tests.
  • Ability to write specs for the various subsystems and work with internal and external teams to realize the design and implementation.
  • Track record of having tested and shipped products in volume using test infrastructure.
  • Proficient in Python, High Level Language (e.g. C/C++), MatLab.
  • Knowledge of Containers and Deployment Tools.
  • Self starter with excellent communication skills.
  • Candidate must have attention to detail.


In this role you will partner with other subject matter experts and work with a cross functional team of sensor HW, EE integration, system software and algorithm designers to build meaningful and representative test systems and prototypes. As a senior engineer you are expected to lead tasks independently, management multiple projects and mentor junior staff.
Design prototype sensor instrumentation systems for a host of platforms
Develop extensive and scaleable testing and verification benches
Follow (or create new) best practices for hw and software system development
Maintain a strong relationship with internal customers, hardware/software teams, and external vendors
Develop test/validation plans and lead execution of these activities

Education & Experience

Significant experience in defining, architecting, and designing test and automation systems for sensors.

BS in Electrical Engineering with (preferably) 8+ years of experience
MS in Electrical Engineering with (preferably) with 5+ years of experience

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have:
  • Experience with instrumentation in Labview or similar
  • Experience with transitioning a lab test system into a production line solution
  • Experience with source control (Git) on multi developer projects
  • Apple's most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in significant ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programmes. We're proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount - both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company's success. You'll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.
  • Apple benefits programmes vary by country and are subject to eligibility 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. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Sensor System Test and Prototype Engineer - SPG

Apple, Inc.
Cupertino, CA 95014

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account