Wireless Power End-to-End Algorithm Simulation Developer

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Hardware

Summary

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Role Number:200206999
We believe the future is Wireless! The mission of the Wireless Power Technology team - Create the world’s best Wireless Charging user- experience by inventing state-of-the-art technologies. We develop bleeding-edge Wireless Charging designs that are central to Apple’s products - the iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and more! New challenges arise every day that require the sharp problem-solving skills of individuals. Are you in for these challenges? Efficient, safe wireless power transfer for consumer electronics is a complex endeavor involving many interacting control loops and algorithms. Ensuring proper operation and interaction of these algorithms and control loops across all operating conditions and use cases is a challenging task. In order to make algorithm development more deterministic, predictable and optimal we are engaged in an effort to greatly enhance our end-to-end simulation capability. This role is an excellent opportunity to apply an architectural mindset combined with excellent coding skills to significantly advance the process of design, debugging and validating the algorithms in this multi-disciplinary system. Be part of a team developing innovative concepts implemented in products used by many millions of people! Our team faces new challenges every day that require the sharp problem-solving skills of talented and high potential individuals. We have a highly collaborative and hands-on environment that fosters engineering excellence, creativity, and innovation.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in designing simulation environments for complex systems
  • Excellent C++ programming skills (Verilog-A a plus)
  • Experience developing and evaluating control loops and algorithms
  • Solid understand of physics and electrical systems

Description

In this position, you'll be a key member of Apple’s core architecture team for wireless power. The role is critical for enabling a more nimble algorithm development and validation methodology. Key responsibilities include: - Create a simulation environment that can model complex dynamical systems and accurately predict behavior and interactions of high-level sensing and control algorithms described with verilog-A, Matlab or C/C++. - Generate unit-test and regression tests to ensure continuous improvements as algorithm development progresses. - Working with EE team to create hardware-in-the-loop emulation platforms that provide real-time data to and interact with the simulation environment. - Work with wireless power system architects to extract and efficiently simulate system behavior on appropriate time scales (e.g. time-scales of the control action as opposed to time-domain power cycle accurate simulation) - Utilizing your simulation environment, explore alternate algorithms and control loops to achieve higher performance. - Identify and ameliorate unexpected and corner case interactions.

Education & Experience

Masters in EE or CS with 5+ years of relevant industrial experience in creating simulation and hardware emulation environments to study algorithms and interactions in complex dynamic systems.

Additional Requirements