Firmware Engineering Manager

Sunnyvale, California, United States


Role Number:200446354
As an engineering manager in the Wireless Connectivity Silicon team, we are responsible for hands-on technical development! As well as managing a team of engineers to enable innovative wireless silicon for application in Apple’s products!


Lead a wireless firmware team, taking ownership for the design and development process, validation, planning, and communication with senior management. Develop highly efficient designs delivering outstanding performance, while minimizing power and memory footprint for custom wireless silicon solutions in complex SoCs and product platforms. Drive effective workflows to enable rapid feature development without sacrificing quality and stability, including release management, continuous integration, and regression testing. Collaborate with multi-functional teams including PHY, MAC, Systems and Digital design to develop efficient hardware architectures and optimal HW/SW partitioning, and drive tightly constrained memory budgets and latency analysis. Work with Radio, PHY and MAC Systems engineering teams to architect, define and implement innovative algorithms, calibrations, and protocols. Support pre-silicon validation efforts, including simulation, emulation, and FPGA prototyping. Develop SoC test and calibration capabilities for ATE, module, and product factories. Support post-silicon validation, performance characterization, system integration and debug.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of proven experience in wireless SoC firmware engineering
  • Experience in engineering management, including prior leadership of wireless firmware team(s) with a strong high-volume production track record
  • Extensive technical background in one or more of the following:
  • Strong embedded SW fundamentals, including a deep understanding of design and development flows, real-time constraints, concurrency, and multi-processor systems, caching and virtual memory
  • Familiarity with low-level hardware interfaces, register and interrupt programming, bare-metal software development, clock and power management
  • Experience with configuration and release management, continuous integration, and regression testing
  • Knowledge of design strategies for maintainability, scalability, and code reuse
  • Understanding of wireless systems, MAC and PHY layer operations, digital signal processing, Tx/Rx performance metrics, regulatory constraints, and coexistence issues
  • Experience with WiFi, Bluetooth, or similar wireless technologies
  • HW/SW architecture and design partitioning, CPU selection, memory estimation, and requirements analysis
  • Leading large and complex projects, including feature planning, prioritization, status tracking, and issue triage and reporting
  • Excellent organizational skills, including experience leading teams
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral
  • Experience with executive communication is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BSEE with a minimum of 10 years of experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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