Acoustic Transducer Engineer
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States
Posted: Aug 26, 2020
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200188187
At Apple, new ideas have a way of quickly becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences. Sound is an essential and compelling facet of the customer experience so Apple has assembled a world-class Acoustics team that enables our customers to experience music with delight, communicate with clarity, and appreciate our products without disturbance from noise. In Apple Acoustics we work with obsessive attention to detail, directly contributing to products that ship to millions of people around the world. Our Transducer Engineering team designs speakers that are integrated into all Apple products. We are a diverse team of acoustics and vibration specialists, accomplished listeners, and creative problem solvers. We work with other acoustic engineers as well as mechanical engineers, industrial designers, audio tuners and components suppliers to conceptualize and create transducers that enhance the audio experience for our customers.
- 3+ years of transducer design experience, single suspension micro speaker design preferred
- Good understanding of loudspeaker design methods, materials and assembly techniques
- Experience with 3D solid modeling and meshing tools
- Working knowledge of Finite Element Method and/or Boundary Element Method simulation tools for mechanics, acoustics and magnetic circuits (eg. Comsol)
- Working knowledge of lumped-parameter simulation methods and tools, as implemented in either equivalent circuit simulators (PSpice, Micro Cap, MATLAB, etc.) or System Dynamics simulators (Simulink)
You will be working with a team of people passionate about audio and delivering the best possible user experience. You will drive all aspects of transducer design and development and help our manufacturing partners scale production and testing. The role involves linear and non-linear computer simulation of electromagnetics, acoustics and structural mechanics. You will optimize each design aspect for our custom transducers and work with other cross-functional teams (product design, mechanical engineering, audio tuning, audio integration, etc) to deliver great audio.
Education & Experience
Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Acoustics or an equivalent field (physics, electrical or mechanical engineering, etc.), but if you've followed a different path to expertise in acoustics and transducer design that's fine too.