Systems Architect - Platform Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 23, 2018
Role Number: 200001125
Do you love crafting elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Are you a big-picture visionary who understands how each element affects all the others? At Apple, our Architecture group is responsible for connecting our hardware and software into one unified system. Join this team, and you’ll collaborate with engineers across Apple to design how all of our technologies work in unison. As a Systems Architect you will drive the end-to-end architecture for features and systems within our next set of extraordinary products. Apple's Platform Architecture group is seeking a highly motivated & ambitious System Architect to develop next generation products.

Key Qualifications

  • You will have 15 years and core competencies in system and chip architecture:
  • Proven expertise in SOC hardware architecture (low power architecture, microprocessor, memory, storage, display, graphics, video, and media), hardware-software interfaces, inter-chip interconnect & bus protocols, wireless interfaces, power regulation, peak power management & battery charging architectures, system signal-integrity & power supply integrity analysis, and system desense & coexistence mitigation
  • Deep understanding of software including firmware, OS, and applications
  • Authorship of detailed specifications, performance, and power models
  • Excellent communication, persuasion, and negotiation skills (cross-functional and executive)
  • Excellent documentation skills


As a member of the Systems Architecture team, you will be collaborating with the teams responsible for system, silicon, SW, and mechanical design. Your responsibilities will include: Guide product architecture so features may be used across multiple systems Develop new features with a 3-5 year time horizon Assess and guide product system integration feasibility, feature & implementation trade-offs of new technologies Collaborate over optimal performance/power tradeoffs, use cases, and programming paradigms Imagine new system architectures - Review, challenge, & influence cross-functional roadmaps Create and review internal and external specifications for features and chips Define and model product performance and energy consumption Define, develop, and utilize tools, scripts, and other methods of system analysis Predict & prepare for future product system integration & interconnect needs

Education & Experience

EE/CS Masters or PhD

Additional Requirements