Sr. HID Firmware Engineer

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200384160
The Human Interface Device (HID) group is looking for motivated engineers to join the multitouch development team. Firmware delivered by HID powers the amazing sensing interfaces used on iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPods, health sensors, and more. Our engineers are involved in all phases of product development, from the earliest concept reviews all the way through first customer ship. This includes architecture development, custom silicon design, hardware bringup with our EE partners, firmware design/implementation, and working with our Algorithm/Software/Quality partners to deliver the user experience for which Apple products are so well known. Join our team and help shape the future of the Apple Touch experience. With millions of customers, our team’s impact is felt around the world!

Key Qualifications

  • Expertise in C or C++ for Embedded Systems
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Experience with multithreaded programming
  • Experience developing complex architectures in RTOS environments
  • Working knowledge of inter-processor communication methodologies and SOC concepts such as MMU’s, caching strategies, and ARM architectures
  • Experience designing and implementing communication protocols
  • Experience optimizing for memory and execution time in resource constrained environments
  • Experience with sophisticated debugging in embedded environments (e.g., coredumps, traces)
  • Experience with NEON / SIMD or similar hardware accelerators
  • Deep experience working with analog and digital sensors
  • Proven capability to apply software standard methodologies to firmware designs
  • Experience contributing to large software projects
  • Experience with unit testing, static analysis, and continuous integration
  • 8+ years of relevant experience preferred


As a HID firmware engineer working on many of Apple’s embedded sensors, you will be expected to: Architect, implement, and maintain complex firmware designs Define and bring up new sensing chipsets and processors from initial specification to production Be an active participant in the design process, working closely with internal and external partners Write clean, robust, testable, and sustainable code tailored for embedded systems Efficiently debug and close out system issues related to your firmware Specify and document communication protocols, system states and feature requirements in partnership with other firmware and software teams Collaborate with Quality Engineering teams to inform and craft their white-box testing Mentor less experienced firmware engineers and help guide them to successful work you're doing

Education & Experience

BS in CS/EE/ME or equivalent

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits