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Touch HW EE Validation Engineer

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, Cupertino
February 19, 2023
Posted: Feb 17, 2022
Role Number: 200339877
Work on launching next-generation touch technologies in Apple products. Bring devices to life and enable them to interact with users and the environment in ways never imagined before. The key goal of the touch technology team is to design the world's best multi-touch user-experience. The touch technology team develops cutting-edge touch solutions and technologies that are central to Apple's products, including iPhones, iPads, AppleWatch, and more. The team features a collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation. An engineer in this role ensures that Apple products meet the exacting touch performance standards in terms of hardware and user experience.
Key Qualifications
  • Strong fundamentals in analog/mixed-signal circuit concepts
  • Hands-on experience with measurement instrumentation such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, source meters, soldering station etc. Experience with thermal chambers or thermo streams is a plus
  • Experience with high-level programming languages. Data analysis or automation experience using Python/Matlab/Bash is a plus. Experience with data visualization or statistical analysis tools such as Tableau/SpotFire/JMP/Matlab or similar is a plus
  • Experience with basic statistical measures. Exposure to statistical process control methodologies and product manufacturing is a major advantage
  • Experience in debug, FA/CA (Failure Analysis/Corrective Action) is a major advantage. Creative problem solver with the ability to to use data to inform decisions
  • Excellent project management skills, written/verbal communication skills and solid people skills
  • Experience with Touch technology is a plus
The job involves development and execution of validation and characterization methodologies for Apple's touch solutions, from proof-of-concept to mass production. The engineer acting as a Direct Responsible Individual will be responsible for: Developing and implementing rigorous validation plans for touch systems using state-of-the-art robotics Using design-of-experiment concepts, advanced tools and data analysis to perform failure analysis, working cross-functionally with electrical, firmware and algorithm teams to drive root-cause diagnosis, and proposing corrective actions based on holistic system-level understanding Authoring reports and communications pertaining to key results and checkpoints Creating performance metrics and automated test solutions for new touch technologies Managing vendors to implement validation tools, plans, and infrastructure at vendor sites Business travel (up to 20% domestic and international travel) to support product development is required in this role
Education & Experience
BS in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical discipline with relevant experience. MS/PhD preferred. Prior work or internship experience in analog/mixed-signal verification/validation/ product/application engineering is a major advantage.
Additional Requirements
Pay & Benefits
  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $104,000 and $190,000 annualized, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.