Audio QA Test Engineer, Apple Inc. – Santa Clara, CA

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 – 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.

The Audio Product Acoustics team is responsible for the acoustic performance of the EarPod, AirPod and HomePod product lines as well as the design of many of Apple’s hearing health features. We are motivated to share our love of audio so that anyone can be moved by sound the way that we are. We are a diverse team having expertise in acoustic design and integration, algorithm prototyping, critical listening and hearing science. We work daily with cross-functional teams to find innovative solutions to complex engineering issues. We are searching for an experienced Audio QA Test Engineer to assist in the development of new products and audio software features.

Key Qualifications
  • Familiar with acoustic test and measurement experience of headphone and speakers
  • Experienced software quality assurance testing in Swift and Objective C
  • Comfortable developing new test methods, tool and metrics for new features and products
  • Knowledge of audio signal processing related to consumer products
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Learning attitude with a keen attention to detail
You will work collaboratively with a team of audio software developers and technologists to develop new audio features and products. Your key responsibility will be that of performing audio SW QA checks on new audio SW features. Additionally you will work hands on with hardware prototypes to conduct audio and acoustic level testing from dev boards and form factor devices.

Travel required as needed to support development activities.

Education & Experience
Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Acoustics, Signal Processing, Computer Science or an equivalent field, but if you’ve followed a different path to expertise in audio, acoustics or audio software, we still want to hear from you.