SWE - Cellular Protocol Development Engineer, WTE

Munich, Bavaria-Bayern, Germany
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200462896
Join the "Wireless Technologies and Ecosystems (WTE)” organization and be part of an outstanding team of engineers, working with multi-functional teams to drive innovation and develop products used by millions worldwide. We are looking for a highly reciprocal individual who can excel in a high-paced environment. Be ready to make something extraordinary when you come here. Dynamic, encouraging people and innovative, industry-defining technologies are the norm at Apple. The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with our products and services. The same real passion for innovation also applies to our business practices - strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. You should join Apple if you want to help deliver the next amazing Apple product.


Apple’s Cellular Software team is seeking talented, highly motivated and disciplined engineers to work across layers on groundbreaking cellular technologies. The position involves identifying, crafting and developing core cellular technologies that solves everyday problems for customers using iPhone, iPad, Watch and other wireless product lines. The position includes also unit testing and end-to-end testing of the protocol stack software and complete support for the whole system verification. Apple’s most important resource, our soul, is our people. At Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programs. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements. 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. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Proven experience in Cellular networking protocols software and solid understanding of related 3GPP/ETSI standards
  • Knowledge of Cellular Protocol Stack-Access Stratum Layers and specific experience in 5G New Radio and LTE Radio Resource Control is a strong plus.
  • Strong Software Engineering skills including design, programming (using C, C++), scripting (Python preferred, Perl) and debugging
  • Highly motivated and self-directed, with flexibility to switch between multiple tasks
  • Excellent debugging and analytical skills
  • Hands on experience developing test specification, test case implementation and analysis of related defects in the code and design.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and can clearly communicate while confidently developing software in highly multi-functional projects.
  • Seek to tackle everyday problems in innovative ways, with focus on the smallest details that are meaningful to our teams and customers.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelors or Masters in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent.

Additional Requirements