Firmware Validation Engineer

Sunnyvale, California, United States


Role Number:200543610
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 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 quickly. Responsible for developing and executing firmware test cases for System on a Chip (SoC) in wireless application, you will work closely with the Software Engineering team ensuring the quality of their firmware for manufacturability and improved user experience.


-Develop firmware test plans and implement test cases based on requirements from system and product teams. -Automate test cases and develop test tools on various hardware platforms including development boards and products. -Partner with development teams and multi-functional QA team to triage, diagnose, debug issues and derive root-cause. -Drive continuous improvement of firmware test coverage and firmware release quality.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and passionate about SW/firmware testing
  • Proficiency in programming with python and C
  • Knowledgable with hardware/firmware development life cycle
  • Experienced with test bringup on FPGA and SoC silicon hardware.
  • Exposure to CI process and familiar with automation test framework development and tools such as Jenkins
  • Experienced with various wireless technologies such as WiFi/Bluetooth/UWB and integration issues is considered a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work with test equipment (i.e., oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS required

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.