Infra Vendor Systems, Technology Manager

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


Posted: Sep 17, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200059000
The Carrier Technologies team is seeking a hardworking individual with outstanding interpersonal skills and an extraordinary technical knowledge of cellular technologies. Every person on our team makes a clear difference to the product. This is a phenomenal opportunity to work with our hardware and Wireless software engineering teams to help drive and deliver the most innovative Apple wireless devices and iOS software features to customers on our operators’ networks worldwide. This position entails frequent interaction with the Worldwide Carriers, Network Infrastructure Vendors, Marketing, S/W and H/W engineering and regulatory teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of 3GPP/3GPP2 technologies and signaling protocols
  • Deep understanding of wireless technologies: 5G-NR, IMS, GSM, UMTS, LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD
  • Experience in wireless system design driving research, innovation, and technology generation including but not limited to 2nd phase 5G NR capabilities like URLLC and NR V2X
  • Strong knowledge of cellular network features, and having prior experience with roadmap generation / product management
  • Minimum of 10 years prior engineering experience working on cellphones or similar products that operate on cellular networks
  • Experience working with vendors/partners in the areas of modem chipset development and commercialization, wireless standards development and early-stage prototyping for next generation cellular
  • Strong software program or project management experience
  • Ambitious and dedicated with proven creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of Mac OS X and iOS
  • Deep understanding of software development
  • Unix programming/scripting experience or equivalent
  • System software release experience
  • Coding experience is a plus
  • Willingness to travel as necessary
  • Ability to stay focused and prioritize a heavy workload while achieving exceptional quality
  • You have excellent judgment and integrity with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • You are upbeat, adaptable, and results oriented with a positive attitude


The primary responsibility of an Infra Vendor Systems Technology Manager is to plan and project lead the implementation of the homegrown and standards-based technologies with our infrastructure vendors partners. Working multi-functionally, the Infra Vendor Systems TM will generate product requirements and perform gap analysis for cellular modem platforms and associated Apple products.This entails having through understanding of 3GPP and standards based technology evolution, infra vendor product roadmaps, feature implementations and carrier deployment options & strategies. Infra Vendor Systems TM will be expected to evaluate features defined in the 3GPP specifications, based on ecosystem (operator, infra-vendor, regulatory, spectrum) requirements, performance benefits for the device, competitive landscape across OEMs, and complexity of implementation and recommended whether to implement a feature on a current modem or a future modem on the roadmap. In addition to above, the Infra Systems TM will be the go-to person for all network systems related questions within the org, generating carrier parameter recommendation guidelines, technology position papers, system architecture definition documents etc.

Education & Experience

Masters or Bachelors in Electrical or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience is required.

Additional Requirements