RF Firmware Engineer (f/m/d)

Linz, Upper Austria, Austria


Role Number:200145090
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Are you ready to be part of a team transforming wireless technology? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. In this role, you will work with the team to develop the embedded systems for cellular RF transceivers and radio systems. You will work on the design, implementation as well as verification for our real-time control firmware with all aspects of embedded software development. This position requires a close collaboration with our system engineers, hardware developers, and system verification/integration engineers.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent skills in low-level programming expertise using C++, C and assembler, Embedded systems proficiency, 32-bit micro-controllers ISR, real time processing, limited and shared resources
  • Strong skills in computer architecture, HW/SW co-verification, debugging using RTL simulation and SystemC environments as well as target HW
  • Knowledge in signal processing is appreciated
  • Knowledge in mobile communications 2G/3G/4G and preferable in 5G
  • Quality awareness with the passion to grow a healthy RF system
  • - Strong interests in problem solving and an attitude to convince people of own ideas as well as openness towards novel technical directions are mandatory


We have built the best wireless hardware design team on the planet. We’re looking for a hardworking individual to join our team. We support WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, and new technologies. In this highly visible role, you will be responsible for challenging design and verification topics as a member of a cross-functional team of experts in a leading-edge technical environment. The position opens up the opportunity to gain a broad insight into leading-edge communications products. Specify, design, and implement the RF firmware architecture of a state-of-the-art mobile wireless communications system. Develop and optimize the RF sequencing and RF processing algorithms, RF front end and other RF components in a cellular system. Implement RF device drivers and control software for RF transceivers and RF front end components with precise timing requirements. Work with systems, RF silicon designers and IC designers to define RF transceiver architecture, optimize for power and supporting software computing requirements. Work with cross functional teams to manage dependencies while driving the key Radio features. Verification of implemented firmware as well as investigations of critical RF issues in a cross-functional HW/FW working environment

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or computer science is required. 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. This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry, employment group G-K (https://www.feei.at/leistungen/informations-service/mindestlohne-und-gehalter-2019). A higher payment is negotiable depending on your expertise and skills.

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