SOC Power Management Software Engineer

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

Summary

Posted: Nov 9, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114338463
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. We are looking for an exceptional software engineer to lead, design and implement CPU and SoC power management software for Apple’s new product platforms. In this unique and highly visible role, you will be at the center of feature developments and system power optimizations. We work with hardware and system teams and lead the bring-up and development of SoC power management features from pre-silicon to final product commercial release. You will also be required to prototype and explore novel CPU/SoC power management schemes and work with design teams to influence future chip designs. The impact of the proposed innovations will span across CPU/SoC micro-architecture and driver design, striving to lead the future products to aggressive battery life targets.

Key Qualifications

  • Design, implement and optimize CPU/SoC power management software
  • Drive SoC power management features from bring-up to product release
  • Demonstrate and explain cross functionally system power/performance trade-offs
  • Influence software design and specifications of future SoC hardware platforms

Description

Knowledge of embedded SoC architectures and hardware/software dependencies Previous experience in writing and debugging complex kernel drivers Experience in performance tuning and analysis of systems Demonstrated innovative, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills Highly professional, with the ability to deliver work on tight schedules Excellent collaborative skills Extraordinary written and verbal communication Knowledge of C and C++

Education & Experience

MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • 5 years of experience in the embedded power management space
  • Proven track record leading new technology development with hardware/software dependencies
  • Understanding of system and silicon power management is a plus, including clock and power gating, DVFS, C-states/P-states, voltage management
  • Experience with new platform hardware bring-up
  • Experience with IOKit drivers on OS X or iOS