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Firmware Engineer



Software Engineering
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024


Role Number:200548404
At Apple, new way of thinking and insights can turn in to extraordinary products very quickly. The success we are striving will be result of highly skilled team working in an environment that nurtures creativity, partnership and novelty in solving tough problems. As a firmware engineer in the Wireless Connectivity Silicon Team, you will be responsible for the design, development, and bringup of innovative wireless silicon for various Apple’s products. Bringing your passion and dedication will lead to innovative silicon solutions for Apple products. Join us! We are looking for a forward-thinking, dedicated, highly competent firmware engineers to design, develop and bringup fresh silicon for Apple's products - the iPhone, Mac and more! New challenges arise every day that require sharp problem-solving skills of individuals. Are you ready to take on this challenge?


PHY firmware architecture and design, including calibrations, realtime processing flows, collaborate with RF hardware, microcode, and MAC layer. Develop highly efficient designs delivering outstanding performance, minimizing power and memory footprints while meeting hard-realtime latency requirements. Debug realtime systems with limited visibility, working hands-on with development boards and lab equipment. Collaborate with Radio, MAC, and Systems engineering teams to architect, define and implement innovative algorithms, calibrations, and protocols. Support pre-silicon validation efforts, including simulation, emulation, and FPGA prototyping. Develop SoC test and calibration capabilities for chip, module, and product factories. Support post-silicon bringup, validation, performance characterization, system integration and debug.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for a technical background in one or more of the following:
  • Strong embedded SW fundamentals, including knowledge of design and development flows, real-time constraints, concurrency, and multi-processor systems, caching and virtual memory.
  • Familiarity with low-level hardware interfaces, register and interrupt programming, bare-metal software development, clock and power management.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS plus relevant experience.

Additional Requirements

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.