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 Technical Program Manager - Semiconductors - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Chemical
Engineering - Electrical
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200298360 / Latpro-3834483 
Date posted: Dec-05-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Technical Program Manager - Semiconductors

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States

Operations and Supply Chain


Posted: Oct 21, 2021

Role Number: 200298360

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, we believe new ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. You will take the lead in driving technical, operational and quality issues related to custom optical semiconductor devices from the earliest stages of new product introduction, engineering builds, ramp up and throughout product lifecycle. You will be the main interface between component vendors and the respective downstream module / system integrators. The group covers all optical compound semiconductor devices inside modules for all systems. The focus of the team is on operations, ensuring products are manufacturable with the highest quality.

Key Qualifications

  • 8+ years of relevant experience in Product Engineering, Process Engineering and/or
  • Test Engineering Deep technical expertise with semiconductor background is mandatory. GaAs or general III-V experience is a plus.
  • In-depth understanding of wafer test (Electrical and Optical), yield, and wafer fabrication processes.
  • Experience in managing vendors/CM's in High Volume Manufacturing environment
  • Experience with VCSELs or optical photonics material is a plus.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally up to 35%


New Product Integration / Ramp

  • Set a vision for continuous improvement plans with respect to operations and product quality metric. Set aggressive targets and drive plans to achieve.
  • Be involved in early development to ensure products are manufacturable, and conduct Design for Manufacturability reviews. Build in constant manufacturing design improvement for product quality, factory efficiency and product cost.
  • Approve end to end spec funneling limits to insure high quality parts and no escapes at Module Integrators while maximizing yield at wafer level.
  • Ensure timely test correlation activities and close test gaps between device, module and system.
  • Approve vendor process, process flow, equipment, and testing platforms for new devices.
  • Review and approve manufacturing Control Plans (tests, methods, sample sizes, pass /fail criteria).
  • Ensure cosmetic standards are aligned with Module integrators.
  • Audit and approve device manufacturers for mass production readiness. Sustaining / Quality
  • Conduct vendor quality audits
  • Plan and implement yield bridges ensuring no test gaps (conduct spec reviews)
  • Review manufacturing flow for readiness to move to NPI
  • In mass production, lead resolution of device related quality issues in wafer fab, back-end processing, testing, transit and module integrator.
  • Monitor and report yield, manufacturing metrics (CpK, FMEA etc.). Drive improvement programs as appropriate.
  • Audits to ensure device vendors are conforming to Apple specs and requirements.
  • Drive FACA, Quality Alerts, 8Ds and PCNs by tracking, reporting and closing out issues in a timely manner.
  • Lead the quality relationship between Wafer Fab and Module Integrators. This involves regular face to face reviews, efficient vendor reporting systems and audits.
  • Regularly provide status reporting updates to executives and escalation when needed.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams
  • Work with internal Design, Process, and Supplier Quality Engineers at module integrators.
  • Close coordination with device design team, module design team and NPI project managers.
  • Collaborate with reliability engineering and system quality engineers

    Education & Experience

    BS/MS/PHD in Material science/Electrical/Chemical/Optical Engineering or allied technical subject.


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