Wireless SoC FW Engineer

Sunnyvale, California, United States


Role Number:200521419
Would you like to join Apple’s growing Wireless Connectivity Silicon team? Our wireless System on a Chip (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 highly visible role, you will be at the center of a silicon design group with a critical impact on getting functional wireless products to hundreds of millions of customers. Responsible for crafting and implementing embedded firmware for SoC bring up and wireless connectivity enablement. You will work closely with the Software Engineering teams ensuring the quality of their firmware for manufacturability.


-As an Embedded FW Engineer, the individual will be a core member of a Wireless SoC firmware team, with emphasis on hardware and system bring-up, driver implementation, developing protocol stack and supporting other teams interacting within a Wireless SoC group. -Work closely with product SW teams to provide system-level API and firmware functionality to meet product requirements. -Work closely with product test and protocol stack teams to resolve any issues arising as part of the product and interoperability testing. -Implement new product features as part of the development of wireless protocol stacks, device drivers, and diagnostics. -Debug realtime systems with limited visibility, working hands-on with development boards and lab equipment. -Collaborate with Radio, MAC, and Systems engineering teams to architect, define and implement innovative algorithms, calibrations, and protocols. -Support pre-silicon validation efforts, including simulation, emulation, and FPGA prototyping. -Support post-silicon bringup, validation, performance characterization, system integration and debug. -Develop SoC test and calibration capabilities for chip, module, and product factories.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Strong background in embedded FW development using C and assembly languages, familiarity with ARM CPUs and its internals.
  • Experience with low-level hardware interfaces, register and interrupt programming, bare-metal software development.
  • Solid understanding of basic embedded concepts such as RTOS, concurrency, multi-processor systems.
  • Experience in developing low-level drivers for peripherals, performing HW bring-up.
  • Knowledgeable of wireless communication protocols, understanding of MAC/PHY/Radio layers is desirable.
  • Knowledgeable of industry standards for wireless communications such, as Bluetooth, WLAN, Zigbee, UWB is a plus.
  • Comfortable with at least one of the scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Tcl.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and 3+ years of relevant industry experience.

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.