Deep Learning Hardware Acceleration Engineer

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Nov 5, 2020

Role Number: 200205376

Are you passionate about enabling unique user experience such as Face ID, Animoji, AR games? Imagine the countless possibilities powered by Artificial Intelligence. In the Video Engineering team, we are dedicated in providing hardware acceleration using the new proprietary Apple Neural Engine SOC to enable real time, low power and high performance execution of Deep Learning workloads. The Apple Neural Engine compiler team is working on exciting technologies for future Apple products. We're looking for a driven and dedicated engineer to work on the next generation of Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with SoC or/and GPU acceleration for AI
  • Experience with SW/HW parallelism, and asynchronous processing
  • Experience with embedded systems, and real time OS development
  • Experience with low level OS/driver programming
  • Excellent programming skills of C/C++
  • Excellent software design, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Good understanding of Deep Learning workloads
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills


You will implement ML algorithms using Apple Neural Engine SoC, with an emphasis on performance and power. You will add support for new hardware feature into the Apple Neural Engine compiler stack. You will run performance analysis and optimization of ML workloads running on Apple Neural Engine. You will evaluate existing hardware blocks and contribute to the definition of new hardware blocks. You will collaborate with the hardware team to review hardware specifications; in addition, you will work closely with the design and micro-architecture team to understand the functional and performance goals of the design, and design appropriate tests. You will also partner with the driver/firmware teams to integrate HW acceleration in our software stack.

Education & Experience

Master's degree or higher in Computer Science or equivalent field.

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200205376