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 Firmware QE Manager - San Diego, 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: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - Platforms
Computers - Networks
Computers - Software Engineer
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: 200293209 / Latpro-3829468 
Date posted: Oct-05-2021
State, Zip: California, 92101


Firmware QE Manager

San Diego , California , United States



Posted: Oct 4, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200293209

Do you enjoy understanding the system firmware architecture and simplifying it into smaller testable modules? How would you like to lead a team responsible for building quality into our products? We are the Audio System Quality team, and we're looking for a Firmware QE Manager for advanced audio products, like AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. We work closely with firmware, software and hardware teams to deliver the best audio experience for our customers! Come join us and be a part of a team using creativity and innovation to qualify features and technologies that our customers love!

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software development/testing experience with embedded systems
  • 2+ years of lead/management experience
  • Scripting skills (Python preferred)
  • Familiarity with C/C++ or object oriented programming
  • Familiarity with hardware and software interaction for embedded systems
  • Strong advocate for quality, with good understanding of SQA methodologies & practices
  • Strong communication skills
  • Must be self directed, analytical and work well in a large cross functional environment


This is a high visibility role where you will drive the vision and charter of the FW QE team. You'll work closely with firmware and software teams to design and build firmware level tests. Your team will be in care of ensuring that the different functional parts of the system are tested and quality is built in. They will create, write and execute tests and collecting meaningful KPIs to drive program quality. Use your vision and experience to analyze field issues and gaps that could be plugged by firmware level tests and present metrics collected as part of this effort to the executive team.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering (or equivalent)

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have:
  • - Knowledge of iOS, macOS, or Linux
  • - Working knowledge of Bluetooth protocols and/or Human Interface Devices (HID) protocol
  • - Knowledge of low-level and system level communication
  • - Experience with consumer audio or video technologies


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