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Wireless MAC Design Engineer



Irvine, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024


Role Number:200553320
Come join Apple’s growing wireless silicon development team. Our wireless SOC organization is responsible for all aspects of wireless silicon development. With a particular emphasis on highly energy-efficient design and new technologies that transform the user experience at the product level, all of which is driven by a world-class vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF/Analog architecture, and design, Systems/PHY/MAC architecture and design, VLSI/RTL design and integration, Emulation, Design Verification, Test and Validation, and FW/SW engineering.


- Prepare microarchitecture and RTL for digital logic of the wireless MAC based on a set of functional requirements - Participate in HW/SW partitioning discussions with the SW and FW engineering teams - Work with physical design, DFT, Power and CAD teams to complete and deliver completed MAC IP for SoC integration. - Support verification / prototyping / emulation teams during pre-silicon verification, prototyping, and SW/FW development. - Support post-silicon validation, system integration and debug efforts and attend to any required silicon design revisions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Very strong digital logic design fundamentals
  • Expertise in translating functional requirements into synthesizable Verilog or SystemVerilog RTL
  • Knowledge of digital design flows such as RTL simulation and debug, synthesis, lint, STA and LEC
  • Ability to design multi-clock-domain logic and resolve CDC problems
  • 4+ years of experience in ASIC microarchitecture and RTL design
  • Understanding of wireless standards, such as IEEE 802.11, 802.15, Bluetooth or 3GPP is a plus
  • Understanding of ASIC low power design techniques, e.g. multiple supply domains configuration and management, dynamic power/clock scaling and power analysis is a plus
  • Familiarity with power estimation (vector-less and vector-based), modeling, profiling, and post silicon power correlation
  • Understanding of ASIC test methodologies, including DFT, scan insertion, memory BIST, and others is a plus
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communications skills – both written and oral.

Education & 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.