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Audio Media Tuning Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Nov 4, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200120102

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 so 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 attention to detail, directly contributing to products that ship to millions of people around the world

The Media Tuning Team is looking for an Audio Media Tuning Engineer who will work with both hardware and software development teams to develop the best possible audio experience for Apple products. The candidate will use equalization, dynamics processing, limiting and other signal processing tools in order to create the highest quality sound possible within the constraints of the micro speaker systems and microphones integrated in Apple prototypes and products. This role involves working with software and hardware engineering teams in order to identify various system strengths and weaknesses, spending the majority of the time scrutinizing different paths that will eventually lead to the final tuning, and conducting both objective and subjective audio evaluations before a team of trained listeners. A personal passion for highest quality audio in the face of demanding system and time constraints is required

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant experience:
  • Must be an audio engineering professional with strong references
  • Delivering solutions for high quality audio against demanding deadlines
  • Possess excellent ability to use listening skills to diagnose various audio issues
  • Hold strong understanding of iOS and macOS software (e.g.: not afraid of spending all day in Terminal)
  • Exhibit strong troubleshooting skills with prototype tools, SW and HW
  • Tuning, design and/or use of small speaker and microphone systems
  • Tuning, design and/or use of EQs, compressors and other audio effects


As a tuner responsible for audio quality you will have responsibilities spanning many aspects of design
Devising creative solutions to enable tuning on prototype hardware which has no onboard software
Applying equalization, dynamic processing, compression and limiting to create high fidelity sound on pre-production and production products
Creating and presenting demonstrations of preliminary and final audio tunings, answering feedback and proposing next steps
Creating and submitting preliminary and final tunings using Apple defined tools and processes
Working with engineers to improve signal processing techniques and tuning tools and providing critical feedback on audio software
Operating with demanding production schedules in a multi-functional environment

Education & Experience

Degree in audio engineering or music technology, preferably Bachelors

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

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2019-11-05 Expires: 2019-12-04

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