Apple is looking for a SG Material Engineering Manager


    Posted: May 11, 2023…

    Weekly Hours: 40

    Role Number:200476870

    Why Apple? At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team we drive creativity. By giving that team everything they need we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers we drive precision. And through our collaborative process we create memorable experiences for our customers. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives.

    Key Qualifications

    • 5+ years of direct engineering management with 10+ years of hands on experience in material, chemical, mechanical or similar engineering field.
    • In-depth understanding of material structure and property/performance relationship.
    • Strong background in characterizing and specifying materials and performance using design of experiments.
    • New technology/material scoping and experience developing materials for mass production.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present technical concepts to multidisciplinary team.


    Why Softgoods? The Apple Softgoods Engineering team works with textiles, non-wovens, leather, polyurethanes, silicone and other soft polymers. Our mission is to use these incredible materials to enable new product categories, and to enhance Apple’s existing product lines. Bringing Apple engineering and precision to products made of soft materials is an exciting challenge and requires a creative and open minded approach. We have a talented team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We all work together in a customized lab where we design, engineer and develop the best Softgoods products in the world. What is the role? As an engineering manager, you will utilize your technical expertise, to lead a multidisciplinary team. Together we will develop new material technologies for compelling Softgood products across Apple. You and your team will drive strategic next generation materials that meets performance, aesthetics and other product requirements in partnership with the product design and industrial design teams. In parallel you will drive manufacturing process development and establish key material supplier relationships with collaboration with our manufacturing team. We encourage anyone who is passionate about sustainability, building cross functional partnerships, developing top technical talent, and approaching problem solving with curiosity and imagination. We value people with a desire to learn new skills and have an approach to challenging questions as opportunities for insight. To that end, we are committed to professional development across all aspects of materials and communication, with mentorship and training opportunities both within and outside Apple.

    Education & Experience

    BS degree in Engineering required, MS or PhD preferred. Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

    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 $144,500 and $250,000, 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. Learn more 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