Silicon Validation Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200479499
In this highly visible role, you will perform lab characterization and validation of various analog & mixed signal embedded circuits; and collaborate with multi-functional teams to launch the world's most premiere mobile SoC’s. At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people’s lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a forward-thinking and especially motivated Analog Mixed Signal IP Silicon Validation Engineer! As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the rare and great opportunity to work on upcoming products that will delight and encourage millions of Apple’s customers every day!

Key Qualifications

  • Experience working with PLL, PCIe, USB3/4, Display Port, SerDes specifications
  • Knowledge of SerDes design and architecture, including CDR and equalization
  • Knowledge of Tx/Rx equalization techniques and adaptation
  • Experience working with lab equipment such as BERT, real-time scopes, sampling scopes, VNA, and/or protocol analyzers
  • Experience with lab automation software such as Python, and Matlab
  • Knowledge of DFT to aid in system validation.
  • Experience with SerDes Debug.
  • Knowledge of Board design and debugging


You will be part of a small team responsible for: - Bench test, debug, and characterization of embedded on-chip circuitry (PLLs, DLLs, Clocks, Data Converters, DDR Memory, and various I/O Interfaces) - Development of benchtop electrical tests exercising on-chip circuitry through a combination of FPGA, JTAG, SPI, and analog interfaces - Drafting & Execution of scripts to automate tests, extract results, and generate reports using database and analytical tools - Generating reports for characterization and/or debugging to provide design feedback - In-system PI/SI measurements for correlation with simulation models - Collaborating with cross functional teams including Design, System HW, and SW - Supporting ATE and Product Engineering

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required plus 3 years of industry experience or equivalent 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. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits