Cellular Modem Firmware Verification Engineering Program Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200480362
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. Dynamic, intelligent 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 our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! Apple seeks a technical leader to program manage our groundbreaking cellular baseband modems to meet performance, quality and schedule requirements for Apple products. You will be responsible for multi-functional team coordination, communication and representation across the cellular engineering ecosystem from concept to production. Technical background in embedded firmware engineering will be key to your success in this role. Ideally, you will also have validated project management experience in some aspect of RF Firmware / Layer 1 development, integration and/or verification towards production. You will work in a dynamic engineering environment, using sophisticated multi-tasking skills and real-time crisis management are all desired strengths for this position.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability working in the development or verification of cellular baseband modem firmware / algorithms.
  • Understanding of end to end system involving the UE and network is desired.
  • Good knowledge of wireless communications (OFDM/MIMO, etc.).
  • Experience in wireless standards a significant plus (5G-NR/4G LTE/ UMTS/GSM/CDMA).
  • Experience in High tech industry with a track record of hands-on product development, program management, project management or engineering management.
  • Experience in leading Layer 1 / RF Firmware development and/or verification.
  • Good understanding of cellular modem baseband building blocks.
  • Extraordinary teammate and creative problem solver with ability to lead technical teams and multi-functional groups against plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.


- Lead firmware development for cellular modems and meet execution targets. Cover specific aspects of the firmware development: Layer 1 / PHY / RF / production testing. - Track project schedule for all firmware work across development phases: design, implementation, pre-silicon verification, modem bring-up, validation, integration, field test, interoperability testing, and production ramp. - Drive closure of firmware functional design specifications with cellular modem engineering partners, monitor requirements compliance and firmware quality, handle issues, and drive bug resolution. - Work with multi-functional teams and organizations to enable progress on dependencies for firmware design, implementation, and verification. - Anticipate risks, develop mitigation strategies and facilitate conflict resolution. - Provide regular project status presentations for executive reviews. Distill large amounts of data into a clear story to communicate to partners and organizations at all levels.

Education & Experience

BS and 10+ years relevant industry experience.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits