Validation Design Engineer, Sensing Hardware

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Oct 23, 2018

Role Number: 200001472

Help launch next-generation Touch Technologies in Apple products

The Sensor Technology team develops state of the art Touch solutions and technologies that are central to Apple's products, including the iPhone, iPad, AppleWatch, and more. The key goal of the Touch Technology team is to design the world's best multi-touch user-experience. Bring devices to life and enable them to interact with users and the environment in ways never envisioned before. Join us in developing solutions the world doesn't know of yet. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that champions engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in testing a mixed-signal product, including hands-on experience with bench validation and characterization
  • 3+ years experience with data processing and visualization tools such as SpotFire (major advantage), JMP, or Matlab
  • 3+ years experience in creating test automation scripts using Python (major advantage), PERL, shell, C/C++, LabView, VB or similar
  • Strong electrical engineering background in mixed-signal testing methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills and proven collaboration skills are mandatory
  • Experience in Design of Experiments (DoE), FA/CA (Failure Analysis / Corrective Action) is a major advantage
  • Experience with Touch technology is a plus


You should have experience as Hardware Validation or Product engineer that has worked on a mixed-signal system, sensor or IC (such as ADC, DAC or PMIC). Experience would include having developed test metrics, designed test automation scripts and data analysis visualization scripts, and executed tests to verify correlation with expected results

- Develop and execute engineering validation and characterization plans for Apple's touch solutions, from proof-of-concept to mass production
- Design metrics and figures-of-merit to guide touch design and performance tracking
- Architect and design HW & SW infrastructure including state-of-the-art robotics to automate validation and characterization tests
- Verify correlation between Automation to bench setups. Lead GR&R efficacy
- Define a test methodology across different products. Analyze touch system performance vs expected results
- Manage vendors to implement validation tools, plans and infrastructure at vendor sites
- Business travel to support product development
- Lead innovative solutions for improved test coverage
- Perform failure mode analysis. Use state-of-the-art analysis tools to drive root cause diagnosis and system-level problem solving
- Author reports and communications pertaining to key results and checkpoints
- Engage and collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Test, Firmware, Software, mechanical design and Reliability Engineering to deliver cutting edge solutions

Education & Experience
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering is mandatory. Masters degree preferred

Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 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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