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Wireless System Automation and Test Engineer

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Wireless System Automation and Test Engineer Do you have a passion for taking on big challenges? Do you love pushing the limits of what's considered feasible? As part of our Wireless Hardware group, you'll be responsible for bringing groundbreaking wireless connectivity to the world. On this team, you'll help improve the performance of our products through innovative system-on-chip designs. You and your team will build platform architecture that paves the way for all-new experiences, including the ones that allow people to take advantage of our innovations in sensor technology. Together, our goal is to ensure nothing stands in the way of our customers' connections with their devices. Join us and help build world-renowned wireless systems that connect customers to their world like never before.In this technical role, you will be responsible for automation development and characterization of powerful wireless SoC products. You will also lead the test development efforts for the characterization and regression at the center of a silicon design group! Key Qualifications

  • This is an individual technical contributor role that requires industry experience with test automation, bringing up, and productization of wireless communication systems.
  • Deep understanding of communication theory and radio calibration algorithms (such as modulation and RF impairment mitigation)
  • Extensive experience using and understanding of the theory of operation of lab equipment (spectrum analyzer, signal generator, network analyzer, power meter).
  • Extensive experience developing test automation including equipment drivers, debug tools, automation scripts, database interfaces, and reporting tools.
  • Knowledge in existing wireless communication protocols: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax/be, 802.11ad/ay, Bluetooth/BLE, or cellular technologies.
  • Extensive experience with Python, Shell scripting, and/or C/C++
  • Experience with automation infrastructure development (traceability, repeatability) and related tools (GIT, CI, database, reporting tools) Description - Design and lead Python-based test automation for bring-up, characterization, and regression.- Implement golden calibration algorithms for wireless transceivers in automation infrastructure.- Characterize algorithms on real silicon alongside PHY, MAC, RFIC, and digital circuit designers.- Develop and implement test plans; collect and analyze test results; identify, root-cause, and debug issues.- Champion the test campaigns through the bring-up, tuning, characterization, and other phases of post-silicon chip development. Education & Experience Minimum qualification is BS+10 years of relevant experience. MS or PhD preferred.
    • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $144,500 and $250,000, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

      Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

      Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

Keywords: Apple Inc., Irvine , Wireless System Automation and Test Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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