Hardware Systems Engineer - Power Analysis and Modeling

Cupertino, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200549721
This is an exciting role in which you would influence Apple Watch through a potent combination of system modeling and hands-on characterization! You will be part of a team that drives the battery life modeling projections and optimizations for the various sub-systems of the Apple Watch, thereby making a deep impact on it’s architectural definition and performance. Using analysis and coding skills, you would model the power consumption of the unique features that make the Apple Watch best-selling smartwatch worldwide. At the same time you would be validating these features through hand-on characterization. Ultimately, you would be using this advanced system modeling and hard data to influence various teams across Apple to optimize power consumption while delivering the most delightful user-experience!


- Generate battery life projections for the team. - Driving battery life modeling, projections, optimizations, etc. - Define, develop, and use tools, scripts for system modeling and analysis; tool and model development / maintenance. - Power validation, testing, and characterization. - Characterization of HW and SW feature power vs performance across product releases. - Analysis of characterization results to help drive power optimizations across Apple Watch system. - Specify, negotiate, and document system power management & user level behaviors. - Cross-functional collaboration with module and SW teams. - Build internal and external system specifications. - Review & influence system performance decisions.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in power management modeling and energy-efficient system design.
  • Scripting expertise (Python, C++ proficiency would be a plus).
  • Experience with lab measurements, characterization, debugging.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication/presentation skills.
  • Beyond technical capability, we prize curiosity, creativity, team-work and a passion for learning.
  • Experience in wearable and/or mobile platforms would be a plus.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS or MS Degree in technical discipline.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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