RF Product Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 29, 2018
Role Number: 200003734
Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you’ll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices. We are seeking a dynamic engineer who will be responsible for driving and coordinating New Product Introduction (NPI) activities for RF SoC devices. You will work with multi-functional teams to debug, characterize and root cause diverse failure mechanisms.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of product engineering experience
  • In-depth knowledge of semiconductor manufacturing process
  • Exposure to different RFIC package technologies a plus
  • Proven understanding of analog/RF fundamentals
  • Exposure to RF test methodologies is ideal
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams to define ATE characterization test plans, coordinating data collection and performing data analysis across PVT
  • Direct experience with yield management in high volume manufacturing
  • Solid understanding of GRR analysis, ATE-Bench correlations, guard-banding methodologies and statistics associated with test limit definition
  • Familiar with Product and Package Qualification requirements (i.e. HTOL, ESD, LU, etc..)
  • Ability to setup DOE to drive root cause of diverse failure mechanisms
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
  • Travel is required


- Coordinate New Product Introduction activities for RF SoC devices. - Define ATE characterization test plans and generate characterization reports. - Finalize test limits and define proper guard-bands based on ATE-bench correlations, GRR and PVT characterization results. - Work with multi-functional teams to debug, root cause and implement corrective actions on diverse failure mechanisms. - Work with Design and TE to identify potential TTR and yield improvement plans prior to mass production release. - Support QA and Reliability with diverse Product Qualification requirements (HTOL board design, BI shift analysis, reliability guard-band, etc…) - Drive GRR analysis and coordinate cross-platform correlation activities. - Perform statistical data analysis on mass production data sets. - Work with internal teams to support mass production ramp as needed. - Support Test Engineering with test program release activities. - Define milestones and communicate product development schedule on regular basis. You will go beyond the industry norm and demonstrate creativity in problem solving, ability to think dynamically and outside of standard convention, and adapt quickly to new technical areas. We promote innovation and new technology The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod and a multitude of groundbreaking Accessories. We have done the same with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. You should join us to help deliver the next amazing Apple product.

Education & Experience

BSEE / MSEE or equivalent is required

Additional Requirements