Systems Engineer, Platform Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200294911
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what we can accomplish together. Do you love crafting elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Can you intrinsically see the importance of every detail? At Apple, our Platform Architecture group is responsible for connecting our hardware and software into one unified system. Join this team, and you'll collaborate with engineers across Apple to build and deploy forward-looking prototype systems that contribute to the development of our world renowned hardware and software architecture. You and your team will confirm that every product we make performs exactly as intended. Together, our work will be the reason millions of customers feel that they can trust our devices every single day. Apple’s Platform Architecture group is seeking an experienced systems engineer, who will support our current, as well as develop new hardware/software interface technologies for chip development and verification. You will work with and support our world leading silicon engineering teams on next generation chips, which end up in the hands of millions of users worldwide.

Key Qualifications

  • Background in both software and hardware engineering.
  • Strong programming skills in C/C++ required. Threading/concurrency experience a plus.
  • Strong scripting skills (e.g., Python, Lua).
  • Excellent skills in SystemVerilog / VHDL, and associated tools.
  • FPGA design experience.
  • Knowledge of industry standard protocols (PCI, AXI, etc.) a plus.
  • Strong debugging skills in both hardware and software.
  • Experience with customer support a plus.


Design and develop new technologies for interfacing software to hardware prototypes. Work with software, design verification and silicon validation teams to deploy and transfer this technology. Support various groups (software, architecture, verification, validation) in the use of existing and the development of new technology. Work independently and lead deliverables to different teams. Excellent communication, analytical and documentation skills required. Occasional travel to development groups in the US and overseas.

Education & Experience

CS, CE or EE Bachelor with 4+, or Master with 2+ years of experience.

Additional Requirements