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Silicon Validation Software Engineer: Embedded and Low-level Programming

Silicon Validation Software Engineer: Embedded and Low-level Programming

San Diego,California,United States


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. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. We are looking for software engineers with background in embedded software development to join a fast-paced environment. In this role, you will contribute to developing embedded software solution, debug and bring-up of the state-of-the-art next generation SOCs, supporting current and future Apple products. Your work will have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly. You will be part of our core infrastructure team responsible for developing and improving our embedded silicon test software platforms, including Common Firmware Environment and RTOS.


• Develop boot and driver code for Apple SOC, including AP clusters, IO Co-Processor system, fabric, power management, memory and other I/O devices • Design, implement, and enhance Common Firmware Environment (CFE) and other platform software for Apple silicon validation organization • Develop system software to exercise power saving feature (suspend and resume) • Contribute to SDRAM initialization and calibration development • Implement firmware driver for PMIC and battery charging. • Participate in the chip bring-up on simulator, emulation, FPGA and silicon • Develop applications covering system level use cases and functional features • Participate in SOC architecture, design specification and board schematics review

**Minimum Qualifications**

**Key Qualifications**

+ Proficient in C/C++, assembly a plus

+ Background in embedded software development, bare metal, RTOS and/or Linux

+ Solid understanding about ARM specification, computer architecture, operating system

+ Experience in boot code, CPU & SOC initialization, device drivers

+ Familiar with IO protocols: I2C, SPMI, UART, GPIO.

+ Experience in lpDDR4/5, DRAM initialization and calibration a big plus

+ Good troubleshooting skills in silicon bring-up and embedded software debugging

+ Experience with script language such as Python, Perl, or Tcl

**Preferred Qualifications**

**Education & Experience**

Bachelor's and a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience.

**Additional Requirements**

**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 $131,500 and $243,300, 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.

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