Sensor System Architect - Touch/Force HW (San Diego, CA)

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Come join the Sensor Technology Team! We are a multi-disciplinary, problem-solving team developing state-of-the-art sensor modules and technologies that enable the world's best user experience on Apple's products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, AirPods, and more. As a Sensor System Architect, you will play an integral role in conceiving, modeling and prototyping new sensor solutions. You will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of the development process from proof-of-concept to product launch. New technical challenges arise every day, so bring your engineering excellence, creativity and innovation to this dynamic, hands-on environment

Key Qualifications
Deep understanding of EE, ME, and Physics fundamentals
Experience in modeling, building and testing complex, multi-physics systems
Proficiency in MATLAB and COMSOL or equivalent packages
Ability to thrive in ambiguity, independently converge technical issues, and align efforts across teams
Excellent communication, teamwork, and leadership skills

Experience with the following is a plus:
Tolerance analysis and statistical process control
Schematic capture, PCB/FPC layout, circuit simulation, and EE/ME lab equipment
Software best practices, data structures and algorithms
3D CAD and rapid prototyping
AI/ML techniques for sensor design or signal conditioning

Conceive novel sensing architectures to meet system constraints on power, size and cost
Identify figures of merit critical to user experience and author requirements specifications
Assess and negotiate design tradeoffs
Develop comprehensive models to guarantee performance in high volume production
Build proof of concept hardware
Analyze and reconcile build data with model predictions
Perform failure analysis, identify root causes and propose corrective actions
Provide clear technical updates to the broader team and executives
Manage external vendors and travel to support builds (approx. once/quarter)

You will work with a cross-functional team on:
Schematic capture and PCB/FPC layout
Materials, methods and machines for a robust, high-yield assembly process
Calibration and test strategy
Algorithms for sensor data conditioning and fusion
FMEA and reliability testing

Education & Experience
Degree in EE, ME, Physics or related field. PhD and 2+ years in related industry or equivalent total experience.
Experience shipping a sensor/actuator in high volume is a plus

Additional Requirements
  • EEO Statement:
  • 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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Apple operates in the Consumer Web industry. The company is located in Cupertino, CA. Apple was founded in 1976. It has 248083 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 373 open jobs at Apple, click here.
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