updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue April 17, 2012
Apple job listing seeks senior battery engineer
Apple is looking to hire a Senior DC-DC Power System Design Engineer to help it develop more efficient MacBooks and Macs, AppleInsider found. The ideal candidate will work at Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters and investigate concepts and design products. The position would involve advanced DC-DC power design and development for next-generation Mac platforms.
The listing otherwise mentions 11 key areas, one of which includes improving power metric performance optimization. The engineer will also need to work on new power architectures for CPUs and graphics processors, along with developing circuit design for the chips that power Mac hardware.
Apple's iMac and MacBook offerings are also mentioned with regards to optimizing white LED backlight drivers.
Candidates need to have a minimum of eight years of experience for the high-level position, and Apple is looking for an employee with a PhD in power electronics.