Wireless SoC Architect

Irvine, California, United States


Role Number:200514203
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! 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. Our team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced SoC Architect(s) to help drive strategic SoCs integrating 802.11 WLAN and BT technology, analyze key architectural trade-offs in coordination with cross-functional domain experts.


This role involves interaction with many cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams including hardware, software and system engineers. Being able to work in a collaborative manner with cross functional teams is essential. - Architecture and Micro-archiecture specification definition for upcoming SOCs - Work with cross functional teams to set SOC requirements - Explore new approaches aligned with emerging technologies, competitive performance requirements, and critical system constraints - Perform feasibility analysis including SoC area, performance and power estimates - Guide an efficient system/hardware/software architecture to meet product requirements - Assess and guide system integration feasibility, feature and implementation trade-offs

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Must have thorough understanding of SoC and system architecture fundamentals, backed with substantial experience. This includes the following fields:
  • Power and performance tradeoffs, system states definition including idle and dynamic power states
  • Microprocessor Subsystems
  • Memory Controllers
  • Interconnect protocols and topologies
  • External interfaces topologies and tradeoffs
  • Hardware-software partitioning considerations
  • SoC data and control flows definition
  • Digital ASIC flows and Debug methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills across organizations and at the executive level
  • Excellent written skills for clear and concise reporting
  • Experience in the areas of Wireless and technologies such as WiFi, BT is preferred.
  • Experience in Digital ASIC design or verification is an advantage
  • BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience.

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.

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.