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Wireless Systems Integration Engineer

Company: Apple
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 31, 2024

Job Description:


Posted: Mar 27, 2024

Role Number:200451394

At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people's lives. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Do you like changing the game? We have an opportunity for a forward-thinking and unusually hardworking Wireless System Engineer. As a member of our wide-ranging group, you will have the rare and extraordinary opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and encourage millions of Apple's customers every single day. In this highly technical role, you will be responsible for system integration, and characterization of state-of-the-art wireless SoC products, and own the development of the test infrastructure at the center of a silicon design group from conception to production.


Design and implement algorithms for calibration, pre-equalization, cancellation, and/or pre-distortion techniques to achieve optimal and robust performance across a large number of parts, systems, and wireless channels. Implement golden calibration algorithms for wireless transceivers in automation infrastructure. Validate and characterize algorithms on real silicon alongside PHY, MAC, RFIC and digital circuit designers. Bring-up and take to production state-of-the-art physical layer wireless communication system algorithms for very high data rate applications. Design and implement the bringup infrastructure including chip drivers, debug tools, and automation environment. Develop and implement test plans; collect and analyze test result; identify, root-cause, and debug issues. Champion automation through the bringup, tuning, characterization and other phases of post-silicon chip development.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with system design, integration, bringing up and productization of wireless communication systems.
  • Deep understanding of communication theory and signal processing related algorithms (such as timing recovery, signal estimation and detection, automatic gain control, RF impairment estimation and correction, channel estimation, equalization, etc.)
  • Proven experience, knowledge and skills on system bringup, integration, characterization and debug of real wireless silicon in a lab
  • Experience using and understanding of the theory of operation of lab equipment (spectrum analyzer, signal generator, power meter, etc.).
  • Experience developing test automation including equipment drivers, debug tools, automation scripts, database interfaces, and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge in existing wireless communication protocols: LTE/WCDMA/GSM, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be, 802.11ad/ay or Bluetooth/BLE.
  • Extensive experience with at least two of Matlab, Python, Shell scripting and/or C/C++
  • Validated experience with automation infrastructure development (traceability, repeatability) and related tools (GIT, CI, database, reporting tools)

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications

    Education & Experience

    BS degree in technical discipline with minimum 10 years of relevant experience. 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.

    Additional Requirements

    Pay & Benefits

    At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $170,700 and $300,200, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.


    • 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.

Keywords: Apple, Sunnyvale , Wireless Systems Integration Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Sunnyvale, California

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