RF Instrumentation Design Engineer for Antenna

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number: 200106551
Imagine what you could do as a part of a team within Apple’s antenna design laboratory who designs module and system-level test, validation and instrumentation solutions. These solutions support the product antenna designers during development and manufacturing. Focus of the team:
- We develop, define, design, validate, and implement instrumentation.
- You will perform test station validation experiments.
- Our team conducts radiation measurements including TRP/TIS.
- You will create and execute test plans, analyze and publish test data, provide feedback to the other design engineers, and lead some of the manufacturing of the antenna architecture.
- We work closely with the product design teams, RF design teams, mechanical designers, and operations.

Key Qualifications

  • Your experience in RF with antenna design academic experience and test for wireless consumer products
  • Must have academic or professional experience in signal integrity, antenna design and testing, anechoic chambers, or RF test equipment
  • Hands-on is a must
  • You have strong creative skills to solve problems and working knowledge of radiation performance. Antenna and wave propagation theoretical background is essential.
  • We want you to have familiarity with different wireless communication systems such as GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 802.11, Bluetooth, etc.
  • We like your experience with simulation tools such as XFDTD, ADS, HFSS, CST
  • Excellent communication skills required, both written & verbal
  • Detail oriented - taking data, using Excel, and making meaningful tables/graphs/averages


You will spend about
- 30% of your time focused on instrumentation design PCB, flex, interconnect, probes, and antennas Efforts will combine lab work and 3D EM simulation (CST, HFSS)
-30%: coding and developing scripting for data post-processing, analyzing manufacturing data
-20% travel to contract manufacturers, suppliers, and vendors to bringup and validate the designs
-20%: in vendor/supplier “technical lead” roles e.g. communicating and coordinating projects with vendor

Education & Experience

You have a BSEE required or similar degree, we prefer MSEE or PhD

Additional Requirements