Lab Validation and Characterisation Manager (m/f/d)

Nabern, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany


Role Number:200295021
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly! Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Multifaceted, amazing people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every single day. In our PMU team we have an opportunity for a progressive and dedicated senior validation and characterisation lead to be responsible for a team of lab engineers. Leading an IP validation team, you will have the rare and rewarding opportunity to validate innovative AMS IP in Apple’s products that will delight and inspire millions of customers. Besides leading and guiding this team, you will also find the PMU validation team to be a highly multifaceted work environment with endless learning opportunities.

Key Qualifications

  • Several years of experience in characterisation and silicon validation of complex ICs
  • Expertise with electronic measurement, protocol analysers and exerciser equipment
  • Assured handling of high speed electronic measurements, time and frequency domain instruments
  • Profound knowledge about probing techniques and signal integrity of high-speed transmission lines
  • Strong experience in interoperability testing, debugging and characterisation
  • Familiarity with industry standards for interfaces at electrical and protocol levels
  • Very good programming skills, Python preferred, TCL and C/C++
  • Ability to lead, drive and empower a highly skilled silicon validation team


You will be expected to participate in all process levels, including the definition of custom board-level hardware for IC bringup and test, defining validation plans and working with product design teams to support their design integration and debug system-level issues. In addition, you will support Product and Test Engineering teams to correlate between ATE results and bench measurements. - Lead a passionate team of AMS characterisation and validation engineers - Drive and foster a culture which ensures that all project milestones are met and that all evaluation reports are created within quality expectations - Ability to apply a deep understanding of GPU architecture to write tests that stress the pipeline and exercise the interaction between the GPU and different IP blocks on the SoC - Enhance your understanding on how to apply IP in a SOC/System - Collaborate with design teams to improve test/ debug architecture - Define and develop methods for stress testing to identify IP failure limits - Plan and implement electrical, stress and interoperability characterisation of analog IP - Lead bring-up, debug, characterisation and mass production ramp - Responsibility for lab budget and maintenance topics - Provide feedback on board-level HW design requirements, support ATE test and reliability test planning - Drive development of measurement tools and automation of high-performance IP

Education & Experience

BSEE/ BS-ECE is required, MSEE / MS-ECE is considered as plus

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.