Sr. RF System Engineer

Irvine, California, United States


Role Number:200503082
Would you like to join Apple’s growing wireless silicon development team? Our wireless SOC organization is responsible for all aspects of wireless silicon development with a particular emphasis on highly energy efficient design and new technologies that transform the user experience at the product level, all of which is driven by a world-class vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF/Analog architecture and design, Systems/PHY/MAC architecture and design, VLSI/RTL design and integration, Emulation, Design Verification, Test and Validation, and FW/SW engineering. In this role, you will be part of the RF system engineering team responsible to specify, develop and validate state-of-the-art wireless silicon for application in Apple’s products.


- Develop complete RF specifications governing silicon and module-level designs, working with partner teams in - Platform Architecture, Product Systems, PHY Algorithm Systems and RFIC Design. - Develop innovative RF architectures to achieve best-in-class performance, power, and area. - Introduce RF system features with digitally enhanced innovations. - Produce RF line-up specifications in close collaboration with the RFIC design team to guide the development of new radio designs. - Develop and maintain infrastructure for system-level simulation and system verification to ensure first-time design success. - Validate silicon and drive any required revisions to achieve compliance with all RF system specifications to meet full system performance. - Support the delivery of new wireless technologies to the Product Systems teams.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Industry experience in RF system specifications, developments and validations is a must.
  • RF system engineering, including familiarity with RF transceiver architectures, line-up analysis and performance budgeting and simulation.
  • Working knowledge of RFIC architecture, design concepts and techniques.
  • Deep Understanding of key RF performance metrics (e.g. NF, IP2, IP3, dynamic range, EVM, ACLR, etc.) and the tradeoffs involved in practical approaches to achieving high performance.
  • Familiarity with wireless / cellular standards, such as those found in IEEE 802.11, 802.15, Bluetooth or 3GPP.
  • Hands on experience with RFIC System validation methods and test equipment.
  • Working understanding of communications theory and signal processing algorithms.
  • Working understanding of digital architecture principles.
  • Strong working knowledge of MATLAB, SimuLink, SystemVue, or ADS.
  • Prior experience working with cross functional teams: RFIC Design, RF SiVal, PHY, System and System Validation.
  • Familiarity with Python coding is a plus.
  • Good communications skills – both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience. MSEE and or PhD is preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • 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.

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.