CPU Power Management Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200260191
The Core OS team is looking for an outstanding software engineer to lead, design and implement new application processor's (CPU) power/performance algorithms. In this unique and highly visible role, you will be at the center of power/performance optimization efforts collaborating with multiple hardware and software teams and leading the adoption of your algorithms. You will also be required to prototype and explore novel CPU/SoC power management schemes. The influence of the proposed innovations will span across CPU micro-architecture, driver design, kernel scheduling schemes, global operating system and applications behavior, striving to satisfy both world class system performance and energy efficiency at the same time.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of microprocessor architectures and hardware/software dependencies
  • Previous experience in writing and debugging complex kernel drivers
  • Experience in performance tuning and analysis of systems
  • Demonstrated innovative, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Knowledge of C and C++. ARM/x86 assembly is a plus.


Invent new CPU power/performance management algorithms Design, implement and optimize CPU/SoC power/performance management software Demonstrate and explain cross functionally system power/performance trade-offs Influence software design and specifications of future SoC hardware platforms

Education & Experience

MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • - 3+ years of experience in embedded power management
  • - Consistent track record leading new technology development with hardware/software dependencies
  • - Understanding of system and silicon power management, including clock management and DVFS
  • - Understanding of common kernel scheduling schemes
  • - Experience with system and silicon power modeling Experience with IOKit drivers on OS X or iOS is a plus