Battery Algorithm Test Engineer

1 month agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Oct 28, 2020

Role Number: 200202791

Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Envision what you could do here! At Apple, we believe new ideas have a way of becoming exceptional products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish! In this role you will utilize your skills as a validation engineer to develop test plans to validate battery cells and packs for next generation consumer electronic products. In addition to developing strategy and executing test-plans for R&D team, responsibilities include interpreting electronic specifications, developing validation plans and coordinating test execution with the battery lab.

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for an individual experienced in battery cell and pack testing and characterization
  • Familiarity with Lithium-based battery technologies and charging requirements is preferred
  • Specific experience with portable consumer electronic products or large format batteries will be an advantage but not a must for deserving candidates
  • Experience with battery cycling equipment, such as Maccor and Arbin
  • Experience in Matlab for data parsing and analysis is required
  • Background in Battery Management Systems hardware is a plus but not a requirement
  • Deep understanding of EE test equipment and use and appropriate application. (Oscilloscopes, meters, data-loggers, power supplies, etc.)
  • Familiarity with test platforms such as ATE (automated test equipment) utilizing data acquisition and instrumentation control software such as LabVIEW or similar test scripting is a plus
  • Good knowledge of inter-module communications protocols like SM bus, I2C and others
  • We will consider individual with background (any of the following):
  • Portable consumer electronics, Medical Electronics, Automotive Electronics, Batteries, Power Electronics
  • Battery cell, pack, or materials characterization and modeling
  • Relies on data to rationalize technical decisions
  • Ability to clearly explain technical issues
  • Knowledge in statistical analysis


We are looking for someone who will write validation plans and test procedures to verify conformance to the design requirements based on supplied product specifications. - Responsible for benchmarking R&D technology, includes cycle life testing and HW qualification. - Facilitates execution of test development plans provided by Algorithm engineers - Reviews internal validation data and writes report. - Conducts investigations and prepares reports to support investigations. - Writes plans, co-develops procedures and analyzes data for validation activities to qualify for products. - Reviews and approves design requirements. - Reviews simulations and calculations to verify conformance to the design requirements.

Education & Experience

MS or BS Degree in technical discipline

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200202791