SoC Constrained Performance Modeling Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon, United States


Role Number:200447718
Do you have a desire to seek out and solve exceedingly difficult challenges rather than the easy ones? Do you grow with adversity? Do you believe that truly valuable and meaningful accomplishments are the result of pushing the limits of perseverance? Do you believe that a world-class team with relentless drive can surpass even their own high expectations? We do! But we also realize this job isn’t for everyone. What we do isn’t easy, but you don’t take the easy path! At Apple, products are holistically designed to deliver an unrivaled customer experience. SoC hardware, Systems and Software architectures are finely co-optimized and tuned for the highest performance and operating efficiency. The world leading multi-functional team of engineers that design these products rely on groundbreaking Constrained Performance Models to analyze and refine the architecture and implementation. The Constrained Performance Model is responsible for simulating overall performance and efficiency of Apple System on Chip (SoC) in the presence of electrical, thermal and reliability constraints and control systems. In this highly visible role as a Constrained Performance Modeling Engineer, you will play the central role of driving the development of these simulators and collaborate with the multi-functional team of SoC, System and Software Architects to influence the design of future Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should possess a BS and 3+ years of relevant Power Architecture experience in addition to:
  • Basics in high-performance and low power microprocessor architecture and design techniques
  • Basics in control system application and behavior
  • Good understanding of high-performance SoC power delivery and thermals
  • Good modeling and simulator development skills. Able to code in C, Python and similar programming languages


As a Modeling Engineer you will, • Support performance modeling efforts under constrained power and thermals. Identify and prepare workloads for analysis • Help modeling team to characterize workloads. Build analytics to identify opportunities to optimize product targets • Work with control engineers to model and optimize the latest power, thermal and reliability control systems

Education & Experience

BS and 3+ years of relevant experience. MS or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering preferred.

Additional Requirements