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 GNSS Architect, Platform Architecture - 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: 200242662 / Latpro-3788660 
Date posted: Apr-28-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


GNSS Architect, Platform Architecture

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Apr 27, 2021

Role Number: 200242662

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, smart 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. As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every single day. Are you ready to be part of a team transforming wireless technology? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! In this role you will be a key member of the wireless platform architecture team supporting GNSS and location technologies and programs across all of our platforms.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years relevant experience. Expertise with GNSS chipset architectures for mobile and embedded applications. Detailed understanding of location system aspects, baseband processing systems, RF transceivers, power management units, aspects of system integration such as low power host interfaces, platform operational modes, RF front-end control, and power management
  • Strong knowledge of GPS and other GNSS
  • Strong working knowledge of A-GNSS
  • Working knowledge of positioning engine
  • Familiarity with RFIC design, SW development, and system verification process
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed system architecture and design documentation
  • Experience to work with 3rd party vendors


- Define & document GNSS system architectures and performance requirements. Cover both chip and platform architecture. - Define GNSS performance requirements and interaction with navigation Applications - Technical management of related vendor to ensure compliance with key technical requirements and architecture - Collaborate with SoC, RF HW, connectivity SW, and antenna teams to specify system & RF architectures and performance targets - Work with cross-functional teams to solve platform level RF coexistence and resource sharing issues - Optimize power consumption and RF system performance via internal technology development and external vendor direction

Education & Experience

MS/Ph.D. is required


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