Analog IP Lab Characterization Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 16, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114210150
In this highly visible role, you will support the development of Battery Management ICs for Apple’s products. Your job is to define the requirements of such ICs and work closely with a vendor to implement those and ensure that they meet Apple’s high quality standards. The role involves working closely with different cross-functional teams within Apple as well as with external vendors. Occasional travel might be required. At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people’s lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a visionary and especially talented IP Lab Characterization Engineer. As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the rare and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every

Key Qualifications

  • - 3 or more years experience in test development, debug, and reporting that includes: Device tests and script development, Python preferred Use of electronic measurement equipment
  • - Use of data analysis platforms and databases Testing/characterizing data converters, clock generation and timing, I/O, time and frequency domain measurements
  • - Testing/characterizing control loops for various voltage regulator topologies (LDOs, bucks, multi-phase bucks).
  • - Lab work including soldering/instrumenting systems for test or debug. Matlab/DSP experience is a plus
  • - Initiative taking ownership of responsibilities, being productive, meeting aggressive deadlines
  • - Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • - Emphasis on quality of work: should self-check scripts, test patterns, and reports


You will be part of a small team responsible for: - Bench test, debug, and characterization of embedded on-chip circuits (PLLs, DLLs, clocks, memory interfaces, and I/Os) - In-system PI/SI measurements for correlating with simulation models - Debug compliance test failures of standard interfaces (USB, MIPI, DisplayPort) - Setup, debug, and maintain lab system test environment - Development of bench top characterization tests exercising on-chip circuits through a combination of FPGA, JTAG, and analog interfaces - Development and execution of scripts to automate tests, extract and store results, and generate reports using database and analysis tools - Preparation of reports related to characterization and debug - Work with chip design teams, system HW and SW design teams, Test engineering, and Product Engineering.

Education & Experience

BSEE / MSEE is required 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.

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