Wireless Charging Firmware Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services

Summary

Posted: Nov 2, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 113833964
Are you a big-picture thinker who loves setting ambitious goals? Do you have a passion for understanding how each line of code affects all the others? In the Core Operating Systems group ensuring the OS is inseparable from each device’s identity as a whole. That’s because this group is committed to building fully integrated operating systems that combine hardware, software, and apps into a single Apple experience. Your dedication to cross-disciplinary collaboration will help develop groundbreaking technologies, such as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. By crafting these distinct, holistic user experiences, you’ll continue to uphold and advance the excellence people expect from Apple devices. The Core OS Power Management Software team is looking for an exceptional software engineer to design and implement wireless charging software and firmware for the next generation iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We believe the future is Wireless. New challenges arise every day that require the sharp problem-solving skills of talented & smart individuals. You will be required to explore novel system power and battery management software algorithms and ship them into our products. The influence of the proposed innovations will span across system architecture, hardware, kernel drivers, firmware, and global system behavior, striving to satisfy both word class system performance and power delivery constraints at the same time.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven experience in writing complex kernel drivers and embedded firmware
  • Passionate about new technology bring-up with hardware/software dependencies
  • Demonstrated innovative, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Hands on experience with micro-controller development
  • Experience with wireless charging standards such as Qi (WPC) or PMA
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of C and C++

Description

Work cross-functionally with system architects, electrical engineers, battery engineers and system software Invent new wireless charging algorithms, implement and optimize system software and embedded firmware for productization Influence hardware design specifications of future platforms to deliver a roadmap of innovative software solutions to very challenging system problems Demonstrate and explain cross functionally system power/performance trade-offs

Education & Experience

B.S., M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • Proven track record leading new technology development with hardware/software dependencies
  • Comfortable reading schematics and working with logic analyzers and/or oscilloscopes
  • Knowledge of computer and/or smartphone system architectures
  • Familiarity with modern power management techniques
  • Knowledge of battery management algorithms
  • Knowledge of control system theory
  • Experience with IOKit drivers on macOS or iOS