Senior Wireless SoC FW Engineer

| Sunnyvale, CA, USA
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Summary

Would you like to join Apple's growing Wireless Connectivity Silicon team? Our wireless System on a Chip (SoC) organization is responsible for all aspects of wireless silicon development with a particular emphasis on highly energy efficient design and new technologies that transform the user experience at the product level, all of which is driven by a world-class vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF/Analog architecture and design, Systems/PHY/MAC architecture and design, VLSI/RTL design and integration, Emulation, Design Verification, Test and Validation, and FW/SW engineering. In this highly visible role, you will be at the center of a silicon design group with a critical impact on getting functional wireless products to hundreds of millions of customers. Responsible for crafting and implementing embedded firmware for SoC bring up and wireless connectivity enablement. You will work closely with the Software Engineering teams ensuring the quality of their firmware for manufacturability.

Key Qualifications

Strong background in embedded FW development using C and assembly languages, familiarity with ARM CPUs and its internals.

Good understanding of embedded wireless communication systems.

Experience with low-level hardware interfaces, register and interrupt programming, bare-metal software development, clock, and power management.

Solid understanding of basic embedded concepts such as RTOS, concurrency, multi-processor systems, caching, and virtual memory.

Experience in developing low-level drivers for peripherals, performing HW bring-up, familiarity using debug tools such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes.

Experience implementing wireless communication protocols, understanding of MAC/PHY/Radio layers is desirable.

Knowledgeable of industry standards for wireless communications such as Bluetooth, WLAN, Zigbee, UWB is a plus.

Comfortable with at least one of the scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Tcl.

Excellent communication skills - both written and oral.

Description

-As an Embedded FW Engineer, the individual will be a core member of a Wireless SoC firmware team, with emphasis on hardware and system bring-up, driver implementation, developing protocol stack and supporting other teams interacting within a Wireless SoC group.

-Work closely with product SW teams to provide system-level API and firmware functionality to meet product requirements.

-Work closely with product test and protocol stack teams to resolve any issues arising as part of the product and interoperability testing.

-Implement new product features as part of the development of wireless protocol stacks, device drivers, and diagnostics.

-Debug realtime systems with limited visibility, working hands-on with development boards and lab equipment.

-Collaborate with Radio, MAC, and Systems engineering teams to architect, define and implement innovative algorithms, calibrations, and protocols.

-Support pre-silicon validation efforts, including simulation, emulation, and FPGA prototyping.

-Support post-silicon bringup, validation, performance characterization, system integration and debug.

-Develop SoC test and calibration capabilities for chip, module, and product factories.

Education & Experience

BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience. MSEE and PhD is preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • 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.
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