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Embedded Software Engineer



Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024


Role Number:200552050
Apple's System Firmware and Diagnostics team is looking for an enthusiastic embedded software engineer to join our team. This is an individual contributor role to design and develop the software that gets used by various teams. You’ll have the opportunity to work on core technologies to make a major impact in the way that Apple develops, test and manufactures its products. Our environment encourages product innovation, rapid product iteration, collaboration and a liberating amount of autonomy.


In this role you will implement software and drivers for common firmware interfaces, chipsets, communications protocols and various SoC IPs. You will also implement features to support hardware testing and diagnosis of Apple's handheld devices. This is a highly cross functional role and you'll work closely with various teams, like EE, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Hardware Testing, QA, Factory, Manufacturing and Operations. The environment is dynamic, fast-paced and requires a go-getter attitude. The international travel requirement is 10-20% (flexible and product dependent).

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Proficiency in C/C++, some embedded software experience is preferred.
  • Understanding and experience with ARM platform and architecture/instruction set.
  • Experience developing low level drivers Experience with debuggers such as gdb, lid, etc.
  • Familiarity with scopes and logic analyzers.
  • Able to comprehend hardware specs and schematics.
  • Familiarity with standard hardware protocols (USB, UART, SPI, I2C, PCIe, MIPI, HDMI, DDR)
  • Knowledge of real-time audio is preferred (sample rates, buffering, I2S, PCM, drivers)
  • Familiarity with some form of scripting (lua, python).
  • Should be a great team player.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or equivalent. 3+ years of industry experience in a similar role.

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.