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Cellular RF Hardware Design Engineer

ONSITE FULL_TIME ENTRY_LEVEL $138,900 to $256,500

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. 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 dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet, or thinking about old problems in new ways? At Apple, you will be part of an amazing environment where motivated people can do the greatest work of their lives. You will have the unique and exciting opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every single day. Are you ready to join our RF Design team?

The RF Hardware Design Engineer will design, develop, and optimize radio frequency (RF) hardware circuits and systems for wireless communications devices. The engineer will primarily be responsible for development and integration of cellular radio platforms, all the way from initial concept design to product announcement.

Key Qualifications
BSEE required, MSEE preferred

Experience with radio hardware design and/or RF component design

Hands on experience with RF circuits and hardware on the lab bench

Understanding of core technologies and physics that drive innovative RF performance

Proficient in wireless communications standards (e.g. 3GPP), wireless technology and communications market trends.

Excellent written and verbal communicator, consistent track record of working in a multifaceted team.

Cellular Handset experience is preferred

Familiarity with RF simulation tools (ADS, HFSS, Matlab) (preferred, not required)

Experience with Python for test setup automation and data analysis is preferred

Familiarity with the challenges of development for high-volume manufacturing

Position may require some international travel

This RF Hardware engineer will design RF radios used across the full range of Apple products. During the architectural stage you will work with world-class system and IC designers to build the foundation of next generation wireless chipsets. You will personally architect the RF Front End, simulate and specify RF components, and work with 3rd party vendors to design custom RF modules. With the full weight of Apple behind you, there is no limit on what innovation is possible.

During the development phase you be responsible for all aspects of bringing the product to market. You will design prototype boards to test and optimize RF performance, ensuring that component level and system level requirements are met. You will solve system level integration issues and component failures that are only seen with the scale of an Apple product.

This role also requires heavy multi-functional collaboration with other Apple teams (RF Software, System Integration, Product Design) and therefore you will also maintain a firm grasp of the entire product landscape outside of wireless design.

To name a few of our core deliverables:

- Architect RF front end designs to realize our wireless product requirements

- Perform RF system lineup analysis to ensure our system designs meet industry and internal standards

- Create and maintain specifications for RF components and drive component development with vendors

- Be involved with schematic capture and PCB Design

- Integrate our cellular radio platforms into Apple products

Education & Experience
B.S. and 3+ years of relevant industry experience

Pay & Benefits
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 $138,900 and $256,500, 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.

Role Number: 200511103

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Location: Cupertino, CA, United States of America
Company: Apple

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