CPU RTL Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Role Number:200076764
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. 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. Apple’s Silicon Engineering Group (SEG) designs high-performance, low power microprocessors that power our innovative products! We are looking to hire talented engineers who are experienced in CPU architecture and microarchitecture to develop our world-class CPU designs. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product!

Key Qualifications

  • You should possess a BS/MS in Computer or Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of CPU RTL experience
  • Thorough knowledge of microprocessor architecture including expertise in one or more of the following areas: instruction fetch and decode, branch prediction, instruction scheduling and register renaming, out-of-order execution, integer and floating point execution, load/store execution, cache and memory subsystems
  • Knowledge of Verilog and/or VHDL. Experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools
  • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications
  • Understanding of low power microarchitecture techniques
  • Understanding of high performance techniques and trade-offs in a CPU microarchitecture
  • Experience in C or C++ programming
  • Experience using an interpretive language such as Perl or Python


As a RTL Engineer, you will own or participate in the following: • Microarchitecture development and specification - from early high-level architectural exploration through micro architectural research and arriving at a detailed specification • RTL ownership - development, assessment, and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area, and timing goals • Validation - support test bench development and simulation for functional and performance verification • Performance exploration and correlation - explore high performance strategies and validate that the RTL design meets targeted performance • Design delivery - work with multi-functional engineering team to implement and validate physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability, and power

Education & Experience

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering is required

Additional Requirements