FPGA / Emulation Engineer (m/f/d)

Munich, Bavaria-Bayern, Germany


Role Number:200537125
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. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. We have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly and we are hiring all levels from junior to senior engineers to join our prototyping team.


As a prototyping engineer, you will be responsible for prototyping complex SOCs. You will work closely with the team, review specifications, develop prototyping plans and specifications. You will also work closely with design & micro-architecture teams to understand the functional & performance goals of the design. Responsibilities will include synthesis / place & route, timing optimization, developing plans for custom hardware. You will work independently & manage deliverables to align with project goals, plus supporting multi-functional engineering efforts from hardware to software development.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • You have advanced knowledge of CPU & SOC architecture/design and industry standard interfaces
  • You have strong knowledge of FPGA tool flows; Synthesis, Partitioning, Place & Route: Certify, Synplify, Identify, ISE, Vivado, etc.
  • Experience in multi-FPGA partitioning and constraining of synthesis; Design optimizations with respect to FPGA limitations.
  • You are experienced in scripting/programming - ideally Unix, perl, python, Tcl, C, C++ including low-level programming (firmware) of complex computer systems.
  • Experience and strong analytical skills, creative attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrate the desire to tackle diverse challenges.
  • Hardware/System design, tools, debug, lab experience and vendor interface are a plus.
  • Experience with groundbreaking FPGA devices such as Xilinx Virtex/UltraSCALE/Versal is beneficial.
  • Strengths in Verilog, system-Verilog, test-benches, simulation, automation and debug are a plus.
  • English language fluency is required

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science is required.

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.