Wireless Communication Protocol Engineer
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Apple is seeking a Wireless Communication Protocol Engineer with a strong foundation in Digital Signal Processing, close familiarity with protocols like LTE and Wi-Fi, and excellent software engineering skills.
- Background in DSP and wireless communication systems is required. Relevant experience includes the following areas: existing protocols (e.g. UMTS, HSPA, OFDM), physical layer algorithms, medium access control processing, Software-Defined Radio, and hands-on implementation and debugging
- Strong C++ and Python programming skills
- Excellent analytical skills to test performance and debug issues across protocol stack layers
- Experience with RTOS embedded development and/or network emulators is a plus, but not required
- Thrive in a collaborative environment and can clearly communicate while confidently managing relationships across functional areas
- Devotedly passionate and inquisitive, and seek to solve everyday problems in innovative ways
- Laser-focused on the smallest details that are meaningful to our customers and their experiences using Apple's products!
We are looking for a highly motivated Protocol Engineer experienced in developing and launching products to come help our team develop our next generation of wireless products. This position requires directly related experience with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), all layers of a wireless communications stack (PHY, MAC, etc), as well as algorithm development skills. This role requires a strong understanding of HW/SW DSP structures and partitions, hardware/software co-design, as well as firmware implementation experience. You will work in a small team and will engage with vendors, suppliers, and other engineering disciplines to deliver high-performance best-in-class wireless communications systems, including: implementation and customization of DSP firmware; testing and debugging real-time PHY/MAC code; proposing optimum solutions for better performance; investigating future cellular technologies.
Education & Experience
BS, Masters or Ph.D. in Wireless Communications, Electrical Engineering or Computer Science