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 GNSS RF ATE Firmware Engineer - 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: 200197601 / Latpro-3757190 
Date posted: Oct-08-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


GNSS RF ATE Firmware Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Oct 7, 2020

Role Number: 200197601

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 a GNSS ATE/PLT PHY-Firmware Engineer, you will be a key member of our highly innovative GNSS SoC design team, developing PHY-firmware for novel ultra-low-power GNSS IPs, with focus on Wafer/Product Level Test implementation using PHY-FW.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong background in PHY-FW implementation
  • Knowledge in RF testing and RF ATE methods
  • Minimum of 3 years of SW development using C/C++, including scripting languages such as MATLAB, Python, or Perl
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and extraordinary teammate
  • Good background and in-depth understanding of the GNSS measurement is ideal
  • Demonstrate proven knowledge and prior GNSS baseband processing algorithms experience
  • Leadership and management experience preferred


Design SW architecture, framework and validation procedures Develop RF procedures in embedded SW (C/C++) Define and develop tools to connect with the silicon in various environments (i.e. Lab bench, Lab tester emulator and on the Tester) Developing post process tools for data/performance correlation Crafting and leading timeline and tasks for multi-disciplinary project and maintaining good multi-functional collaboration Partnering with the GNSS software team providing system-level API and firmware functionality exceeding production requirements Defining HW blocks to speed up test time and improve efficiency Communicating closely with our GNSS Validation and SW team(s) resolving any issues that arise during product testing.

Education & Experience

BS in EE or CS is must, M.Sc. in one of the following fields is a plus


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