Firmware Engineer Wireless products

Apple   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 25 days ago

We’re looking for engineers with an Embedded Software and Firmware design background to join the growing Instrument Engineering team at Apple. This small team of world-class engineers designs and produces precisionRF and Analog Test Equipment for use in calibrating and testing the Cellular, WiFi/BT and NFC radios in millions of iPhones, iPads, Macs and ?Watches. All members of the team bring their own unique expertise to collectively takeinternal Apple products from concept to mass production. Eachinternal product is designed to Apple's exacting standards resulting in beautiful test equipment that maintains the quality, accuracy and function of commercially available offerings. You will already have an impressive track record of success and innovation in at least one of the following disciplines: Embedded SW Design; FW Design; and Embedded System Architecture. By joining Apple’s Instrument Engineering team you will embark upon the best work of your career. Besides excelling in your field, the ability to interact with other groups within Apple, including Physical Design, Thermal, Reliabilityand Operations, to make a product worthy of the Apple brand is essential. If you’re ready for a challenge and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where your contributions are crucial then let us know.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience designing embedded C/C++ firmware for high speed communication devices
  • 3+ years experience with ARM and USB firmware
  • Experience building extensible and robust real-time firmware frameworks;
  • You have experience designing firmware for one or more wireless communications standards if you have: WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE;
  • Fluent in use of lab equipment such as JTAG, USB protocol analyzers, etc...
  • Are your skills solid in multi-threaded programming; revisions control skills
  • You have board bring-up and “bare metal” programming experience;
  • Your experience with Embedded Linux or RTOS is a plus;
  • You are an excellent communicator, write design specs and communicate design concepts clearly to DSP, RF Designers and management;
  • You have a history of success interacting closely with offshore engineering development and manufacturing partners and are flexible in a changing work environment.


As a Firmware Engineer you develop and optimize precision test equipment used byRF automation systems to test Apple’s newest products including iPhone, iPad, Mac and others for different wireless technologies. Duties include design, development, bring-up and debug of a multi-threadedfirmware system capable of coordinating multiple gigabit data processing streams. Also in this role you will work proactively with teams across many functional engineering groups such asRFSystem Engineering, and Software engineering. We do someinternationaltravelon this team and you will too.

Education & Experience

Do you have a BS in CS or EE required or MS in CS or EE?