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Silicon Validation Engineer - Wireless Test Automation



Quality Assurance
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Role Number:200549168
Would you like to join Apple’s growing mmW and cellular wireless design team? Our team is responsible for all aspects of mmW and cellular silicon development with a particular emphasis on highly integrated and efficient designs and technologies that transform the user experience at the product level! As a wireless test automation engineer, you will be at the center of the wireless system characterization effort within a team responsible for designing and productizing state-of-the-art wireless communication devices! In this role, you will develop the test and automation frameworks used by the test and validation teams to characterization of the RF and cellular SoC. You will architect and implement the test framework supporting bringup, characterization, and system testing flows.


Capture requirements, architect, and implement and maintain the test automation framework covering the wireless SoC test flow. Develop SW routines for automating test equipment control, and data acquisition and processing. Bring up and test wireless SoC and perform system integration, characterization, and optimization. Work with design engineers to develop test plan, analyze test data, and generate test reports. Research and develop advanced calibration and measurement techniques. Automate repetitive measurements using standard scripting languages. Continually work to improve testing speed, coverage, and accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of wireless system characterization experience in communication systems on chips. We are open to multiple experience levels.
  • Deep understanding of test SW development fundamentals and code management.
  • Hands-on experience with wireless system FW/SW regression test.
  • Experience with digital interfaces including SPI/I2C/JTAG, and production test systems.
  • Familiarity with data storage, databases, and data visualization tools.
  • Proficiency with measurement automation tools and scripting languages such as, C/C++, SCPI, Python, Perl, Matlab.
  • Team spirit, excellent interpersonal skills, and the desire to solve diverse challenges are crucial to have.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 3 years of relevant industry experience is required. MSEE or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent is preferred.

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.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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.