CAD Engineer - Infrastructure and Queue Admin

Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Role Number:200381924
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, amazing 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. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every single day.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires at least 10+ years of industry experience.
  • Fluent scripting skills in Python, Perl, TCL or Shell.
  • Expert-level knowledge of server queuing systems (GE, LSF, NC).
  • Experience integrating tool-flows into a batch/interactive queuing system.
  • Experience driving web-based reporting and data visualization.
  • Experience with SQL database administration and queries.
  • Exposure to vendor license management and syntax.
  • Exposure to configuration management tools (Perforce, GIT).
  • Ability to handle a high engineering support load and co-ordinate with multiple users and management across multiple teams.


In this highly visible role, you will provide multi-site, multi-team design support as part of the Infrastructure CAD Team. Technical areas of responsibility include compute-farm queuing software maintenance and management, support for vendor license integration, forecasting of hardware and software needs, and developing software and databases for metric tracking. Additional responsibilities include working with CAD Engineers to optimize tool-flows and regression suites. Core Responsibilities: • Co-ordinate, manage and support compute-farm queuing software for multiple teams at multiple sites. • Triage and troubleshoot user issues related to queue job submissions • Provide real time and historical reports for queuing usage/metrics and compute data at all sites. • Optimize compute-farm queue configurations for license/resource usage and integration with tool-flows and regression suites. • Work with tool vendors to make job and license allocation more efficient. • Maintain and update tool wrappers, module-files and environment files. • Oversee EDA tool installation – assist with flow integration. • Create and maintain scripts and automation for infrastructure support.

Education & Experience

BS or MS Degree in EE/CS or a technical discipline 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.

Additional Requirements