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 GNSS RF Systems Lab Manager - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Telecom
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200197609 / Latpro-3757189 
Date posted: Oct-08-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


GNSS RF Systems Lab Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Oct 7, 2020

Role Number: 200197609

Would you like to join Apple's growing wireless silicon development team? Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) space vehicles transmit the power of a lightbulb, they are 13000 miles away, and are moving four kilometers per second. The received signals are commonly one hundred times weaker than cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the Big Bang and arrive next to interfering signals ten billion times stronger, just few MHz away. Our GNSS team is part of Apple's wireless SOC team. We are a vertically integrated engineering team spanning RF, mixed signal analog design, systems engineering, Design Verification, RTL design, firmware and software engineering, Test, and Validation. Our focus is on highly energy efficient and robust GNSS receiver design. We develop GNSS technology that touches hundreds of millions of lives, something we are passionate about. We'd like you to consider being a part of our team. As the RF Systems Lab Manager, you will be part of the GNSS RF System team and design, purchase and review the HW platforms and lab machines to enable this mission.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • Design RF centric boards for internal validation usage
  • Review, represent and promote the team interests with regards to other boards related to our product and layout designs
  • Debug boards issues related to poor boards design practices, pin point the issue, simulate it and come up with suggested solution
  • Board bring up to a stable phase
  • Capable of reworking SMAs and BGAs components up to 0201
  • Proven experience in RF test development, debug, and reporting
  • Strong RF background and familiarity with RF systems fundamentals
  • Shown experience working with RF test equipment (network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, vector signal generator, etc.)
  • Knowledge in test and script development (Python, PERL, TCL)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven understanding of RF, PLL, and general wireless systems measurements (i.e. IP3, NF, ACPR, phase noise, lock time, etc.)


Provide technical leadership to RF Systems team members Either design, review or supervise (on any phase of the design cycle) all RF boards which the team will utilize, this will be done after collecting all internal requirements Be responsible for inventory both in terms of internal boards as well as lab machines that the Systems team uses. Purchase based on a head planning new machines/tools based on team needs Rework either internally or by using outsource groups the RF board used by the team Collaborate with RF bring-up and integration teams on RF board layout, test interface methodology and programming sequence, and RF calibration programming Bench test, debug, and characterization of RF System items including transmitters, receivers, PLL, power amplifiers, ADC/DAC, crystal oscillators, and PMU RF system characterization measuring phase noise, sensitivity, and other radio parameters Analysis/Verification of radio calibrations (IQ, DCOC, RC cal, IP2, etc.) Debug of chip level or board level desense and spur issues Generation of RF design, verification, test report

Education & Experience

BSEE is required


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