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Radio Integration Engineer

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, Irvine
February 19, 2023
Posted: Jan 24, 2023
Role Number: 200450662
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. We encourage you to apply if you enjoy a fast-paced and challenging environment, collaborating with people across different functional areas, and thriving during crisis times.
Key Qualifications
  • BS and 3+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • This position requires thorough knowledge of the ASIC design flow, synthesis, static timing analysis, scripting, and netlist generation.
  • Relevant design experience in SoC and/or radio/transceiver, PLL Controller
  • Experience with Digital Mixed Signal digital design
  • Extraordinary leadership skills and ability to inspire team members with an innate ability to see the bigger picture
  • Passion for owning and driving design schedules using well-defined metrics
  • Experience working in a high-energy multi-disciplined engineering environment, strong at multi-tasking, and real-time crisis management
  • Ability to understand and extract action plans from complex technical discussions and translate into succinct messaging for multi-functional and executive status reporting
  • Excellent debugging skills. Shown ability to drive resolution of critical problems
As a Radio Integration Engineer, you will work in a team developing Wireless SoCs with custom hardware accelerators, as well as multiple ARM-based sub-systems. You will integrate industry standard and custom hardware IP into SoCs. You will work closely with SoC architects, IP developers to develop SoCs that meet the power, performance, and area goals for Apple devices. You will help define the processes, methods, and tools for the design and implementation of large complex SoCs. You will develop and maintain methodology and flow checks for your design. Interact with our verification team to ensure appropriate validation and coverage goals are met. You'll ensure security assumptions for the chip are accurately implemented within the block/s. Collaboration with multi-disciplinary groups to make sure designs are delivered on time and with the highest quality by incorporating accurate checks at every stage of the design process. In this highly visible role, you will be at the center of the ASIC Integration effort interfacing with all disciplines, with a critical impact on getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. - Work with platform architects, system groups, and RFIC designers to develop digital modules within the RFIC. - Modules can include, but are not limited to, SPI, calibration engines, high-speed digital front-end blocks for Tx/Rx, digital filters, and digital control. - Design digital blocks for digitally intensive RF circuits like ADPLL, digital transmitters, and receivers. Develop signal processing intensive design for wireless communication SoCs, including: - Write specifications and Microarchitecture definition - IP integration, RTL logic design, and DV support - Run tools to ensure lint-free and CDC clean design - Synthesis, timing constraints, equivalence check, and DFT insertion - Work with algorithm and software team to ensure performance and power efficiency - Bus fabric, especially APB/AHB/AXI - Chip-to-chip interface especially SPI, I2C, PCIe, and USB - Power management with multiple power domains
Education & Experience
BS and 3+ years of relevant industry experience.
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.
Pay & Benefits
  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $115,000 and $217,500, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.