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Product RF Design Engineer



Product, Design
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200549589
At Apple, you will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver outstanding performance for our wireless products! As a member of the Product RF team, you will be at the forefront of wireless technology, as we push the boundaries of achievable performance in wireless for state-of-the-art products. You will become part of a hands-on product development team that shapes and influence current and future generations of Apple products. We’re looking for self-driven and motivated engineers with good fundamentals in one or more areas of RF/wireless and electromagnetic theory, antenna design, system integration, RF coexistence & wireless communications.


Product RF Design Engineers should have a broad-based knowledge in RF architecture, design, integration and manufacturing. They have deep theoretical and practical knowledge in one or more areas of electromagnetic theory, RF and Wireless system design, communication theory, and product design trade-off. They use electromagnetic and system simulation, hands on prototyping, test and measurement to understand complex system and sub-system interactions, implications to product level design, and manufacturing trade-offs to enable mass production. Product RF Design Engineers apply their expertise in all aspects of product design from concept, architecture definition, system integration and prototyping to final production. They work closely with wireless and software architects, industrial designers, product and system design teams to guide and sculpt the product design with an eye towards optimizing RF/Wireless functionality for the users. Traveling up to 15% of the time may be required to visit overseas manufacturing facilities to support builds from prototype phase to mass production.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of EM or RF or antenna design
  • Knowledge of integration of wireless technologies such as cellular, GPS, Wifi, BT and NFC into products
  • Knowledge of RF system integration and PCB layout practices and guidelines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum Requirement: BSEE or equivalent education Coursework or experience in antenna/RF design, wireless communications, EM, or circuits.

Additional Requirements

  • As a Product RF Design engineer, you would have the opportunity to work and expand on multiple aspects of RF technology. While these are not required from you, they will help you in pushing boundaries of innovation at Apple. A non-comprehensive list may include:
  • - Knowledge of electromagnetic simulation tools
  • - Hands-on experience with RF prototyping and lab instrumentation
  • - Ability to debug Desense issues and characterize noise sources
  • - Experience with production environment and statistical analysis

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.