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Wireless PHY Standards Architect

Wireless PHY Standards Architect

Sunnyvale,California,United States


As a Senior Wireless PHY Standards Architect, you will be responsible for driving and designing the next generation of physical layer for wireless technologies. You will get to influence the standards process by participating in the meetings, making technical contributions, and driving company strategic interests. In addition, you will be responsible for creating new PHY layer IPs and developing innovative proprietary cross-layer algorithms for new and emerging applications. You will also actively work with internal teams to keep them apprised of the development and direction of the standards; help them define features, requirements, and architectures, generate new ideas and features, and achieve best-in class and robust product performance in all environments. In addition, you will collaborate with cross-functional teams to innovate, drive wireless architectures, incubate ideas for new generations of wireless communication systems, and participate in the development of emerging applications and devices. As a member of the silicon design group, you will be responsible for developing state-of-the-art wireless SoC products that are enjoyed by millions of Apple customers


Participate, contribute novel PHY technical concepts and ideas, influence, and generate consensus around company strategic interests in wireless standards organizations Simulate PHY system level performance using simulation tools, such as MATLAB or C/C++, to validate PHY system performance of internal and external technical contributions Analyze standards contributions to understand performance benefits, implementation complexity, and architecture and design tradeoffs Work closely with internal teams to communicate standards development and direction, and develop alignment on standards strategy with company priorities Define high-level PHY layer specifications requirements for internal teams Develop, propose, and simulate innovative proprietary PHY algorithms and cross-layer systems for new and emerging applications Design innovative PHY/MAC cross-layer algorithms to achieve robust performance in all environments Work with cross-functional teams to innovate and achieve best-in class product performance

**Minimum Qualifications**

**Key Qualifications**

+ Proven track record of participation and technical leadership in wireless standardization organization, such as IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth, UWB, or similar technologies

+ Strong familiarity with PHY algorithms and architectures of wireless standards, such as IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, Bluetooth SIG, or similar technologies

+ In-depth knowledge on wireless communication systems, architectures, protocols and algorithms

+ In-depth knowledge of wireless communication techniques, such as SU/MU-MIMO, OFDM, OFDMA, beamforming, FEC, etc.

+ Deep understanding of communication theory and signal processing

+ Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Experience with MATLAB or C/C++ for modeling and simulations

+ Experience with PHY modem architecture, algorithms, and hardware design is a plus

+ Experience with PHY/MAC cross-layer algorithm design is a plus

+ Ability to present complex technical concepts in a clear and organized manner

+ Have a strong and proven leadership ability is a plus

+ Ability to work closely with and drive cross-functional teams

+ Self-motivated and passionate to solve problems in innovative ways

**Preferred Qualifications**

**Education & Experience**

BS degree in technical discipline with minimum 3 years of relevant experience.

**Additional Requirements**

**Pay & Benefits**

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Wireless PHY Standards Architect

Full time
Sunnyvale, CA

Published on 05/31/2023

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