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 Cellular Modem Systems Engineering Program Manager - Cupertino, California, United States

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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: 200231130 / Latpro-3779106 
Date posted: Mar-16-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Cellular Modem Systems Engineering Program Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Mar 15, 2021

Role Number: 200231130

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, intelligent people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! Come to Apple and work within a team to deliver a broad range of wireless technologies. This is an extraordinary opportunity to engage with the latest technologies and contribute to groundbreaking Apple products year after year. You will go beyond the industry norm and demonstrate creativity in problem solving, ability to think dynamically and outside of standard convention, and adapt quickly to new technical areas. Apple seeks a technical leader to program manage our groundbreaking cellular baseband modems to meet performance, quality and schedule requirements for Apple products. You will be responsible for multi-functional team coordination, communication and representation across the systems & silicon engineering ecosystem from concept to production. Technical background in cellular systems engineering will be key to your success in this role. Ideally, you will also have validated project management experience in some aspect of modem architecture, requirements engineering and/or cellular platform/system development. You will work in a dynamic engineering environment, using sophisticated multi-tasking skills and real-time crisis management are all desired strengths for this position.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience working in the development of cellular baseband modem systems, algorithms, hardware, and/or firmware.
  • Understanding of end to end system involving the UE and network is desired.
  • Good knowledge of wireless communications (OFDM/MIMO, etc.).
  • Experience in wireless standards a significant plus (5G-NR/4G LTE/ UMTS/GSM/CDMA).
  • High tech industry experience with a track record of hands-on product development, program management, project management or engineering management.
  • Experience in leading algorithm development, modeling, and systems simulation.
  • Good understanding of modern cellular PHY building blocks.
  • Extraordinary teammate and creative problem solver with ability to lead technical teams and multi-functional groups against plans.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.


  • Lead cellular modem systems development across several projects simultaneously and meet execution targets. Cover all aspects of the modem development: PHY, MAC/RLC/RRC, multi-sim or concurrent RAT operation, etc.
  • Track project schedule for all development phases: architecture, design, prototyping, system bring-up, validation, integration, field test, interoperability testing and production ramp.
  • Drive closure of technical requirements/specifications with cellular system partners, monitor requirements compliance, handle issues, and drive bug resolution.
  • Work with multi-functional teams and organizations to enable progress on dependencies for requirement definition, architectural exploration and implementation.
  • Anticipate risks, develop mitigation strategies & facilitate conflict resolution.
  • Drive resolution of technical issues between functional teams: Modem systems, VLSI, FW, RF systems, Technology, IP owners, design, digital verification, firmware/software, characterization, test, etc.
  • Provide regular project status presentations for executive reviews. Distill large amounts of data into a clear story to communicate to partners & organizations at all levels.

    Education & Experience

    MS or BS Degree in technical discipline

  • Requirements

    See job description


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