Cellular 4G/5G Firmware Verification Architect

San Diego, California, United States


Role Number:200447863
Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? As part of an outstanding modem team, we'll craft sophisticated groundbreaking embedded firmware that deliver more performance in our products than ever before! We'll work across subject areas to transform improved hardware elements into a single, coordinated design. Join us, and you’ll help us innovate new wireless systems technologies that continually outperform the previous iterations. By collaborating with other product development groups across Apple, you’ll push the industry boundaries of what wireless systems can do and improve the product experience for our customers across the world. Do you want to have an impact on every single Apple product? As a Cellular 5G/4G Firmware Verification Architect, you will be at the center of the embedded 5G/4G/multimode cellular firmware effort within a silicon design group responsible for crafting and productizing groundbreaking cellular SoCs. This position requires someone comfortable will all aspects of embedded firmware verification, that thrives in a multifaceted multi-functional organization, is not afraid to debate ideas openly, and is flexible enough to shift on constantly evolving requirements.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum BS + 10 years of relevant industry experience
  • In-depth understanding of 5G and 4G 3GPP specifications with focus on physical
  • layer, protocol stack procedures and configurations, systems design and
  • implementation
  • Strong experience and proven understanding of 4G/5G wireless systems design,
  • RF interface and firmware architecture
  • Capability of defining sophisticated verification use cases and schemes and drive
  • system performance and define verification criteria
  • Experience with firmware test case planning, design, and development for the
  • 4G/5G functional and performance scenarios
  • Strong solid understanding of multiple 4G/5G signaling and physical layer test
  • equipment along with their automation interfaces
  • Deep understanding of software engineering principles, and core computer
  • science fundamentals
  • Fundamental facility with build and source code control tools
  • Versatile to learn new architecture and frameworks
  • Experience with network emulators, silicon prototyping, emulation systems, and
  • virtual platforms


Work with a team of component verification, integration, protocol test engineers, firmware developers and system engineers to build firmware verification use cases and end to end physical layer performance Design and develop verification frameworks for the 4G/5G firmware Design, develop and implement test cases for the 4G/5G firmware Verify key protocol, signal processing and numerical algorithms with very tight time, latency and energy budgets Work with Hardware/Firmware/Systems teams to build verification architecture for new and existing features Assist in the development of pre-silicon emulation systems/virtual platforms and use them for pre-silicon firmware design verification Evaluate and implement powerful tools for build, formal verification, and test • Define methodologies and standard processes for verification and reporting

Education & Experience

Minimum BS + 10 years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits