HID, Firmware Engineering Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Hardware

Summary

Posted:
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200167450
The Human Interface Device Firmware (HID FW) team is responsible for delivering high-quality embedded software for standalone embedded systems, custom sensing silicon, and SOC co-processors across all Apple products. Our focus is the human-to-device interface, and we bridge HW and SW to enable the best interaction experience. Our team works with Product Design, Electrical Engineering, Silicon Design, Algorithms, Software, and UI teams to converge on a shippable user experience and embedded architecture while considering things like latency, performance, power, cost, and system constraints. We are looking for a passionate engineering manager to lead a team responsible for accessory system firmware. Ideally, this person is familiar with embedded systems, Bluetooth, USB, battery management, firmware update, and secure boot. This team has shipped things like Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse, and Apple TV Remote.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience leading an embedded software or firmware development team
  • Direct experience as a lead delivering embedded software or firmware for a shipping product
  • Understanding of SoC-level and / or microcontroller architecture
  • Evidence of driving technical innovation
  • Effective interpersonal skills (listening and digesting first, then contributing!)

Description

We are looking for individuals who will: - Guide their employees delivery of production-level firmware into constrained sensor stacks and embedded systems - Make strategic technical product decisions that positively affect the engineering team’s ability to deliver embedded technologies - Represent the firmware team in cross-functional and executive meetings - Provide employees career-development opportunities and maintain an ongoing constructive feedback loop with them - Inspire innovation and technical growth in their employees through hands-on mentoring and encouragement - Determine project prioritization, task assignment, and project scheduling alongside the engineering project manager - Provide annual performance reviews and determine compensation distribution for their employees

Education & Experience

BS or MS in EE/CE/ECE/CS/Mechatronics

Additional Requirements

  • 5 + years experience in a lead firmware role and / or 2 + years experience in an engineering manager role