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Mac System Architect - Charging & Power Management

Cupertino, CA


Posted: Jun 18, 2024

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200551877

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple and help us leave the world better than we found it. Are you up for the challenge? Our Mac System Architecture team seeks an outstanding computer systems or technology architect to influence and drive new product designs in charging and power management. This is a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional lead engineering role encompassing all aspects of Computer System design. The candidate will have the skills and experience to create system architectures, surprise and delight our customers, and advance our products' performance, size, power, thermal and cost goals. Imagine what you could do here. Dynamic, Inspiring people and Innovative technologies are the norm here. Come join us!

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The Mac Systems Architect will have key responsibilities including; Provide system architecture guidance. • Providing System Charging architecture guidance for battery life and be knowledgeable about system requirements for Charger IC. • Establishing and driving workload power budgets at system and module levels • Performing and guiding peak power measurements on device hardware to help validate power models • Determining product system integration feasibility, via collaboration with mechanical, physical, thermal, and electrical engineering collaborators • Authoring system architecture specifications, block diagrams, and conduct review with the product teams. • Collaborating with performance architects to define, model and drive improvements in performance, power efficiency and cost • Analyzing, guiding and supporting thermal management solutions and trade-offs • Anticipating future SoC requirements and negotiating with internal SoC teams to align with system product goals • Being innovative and curious. Exploring and championing new product-level features and workflows. Review, challenge and influence people and processes • Leading system architecture and guide early design team activities • Defining, developing and utilizing tools, scripts, automation and methods of system analysis • Mentoring junior engineers to best practices and data-driven processes • Providing architectural guidance and leadership to cross-functional engineering teams to establish new product definitions and requirements The role may require occasional domestic and international travel!

Key Qualifications

  • Strong technical breadth across several computer subsystem technologies, e.g., CPU, GPU, storage, memory, audio, display, input devices, power delivery, power management, networking, wireless, I/O, thermal management, cameras and sensors.
  • Experience with Lithium-ion batteries and USB Adapters for charging and analyzing end to end system charging behaviors!
  • Ability to create, review and approve engineering requirement specification documents.
  • Understanding of schematics, PCB layout & designs; has experience in bring-up, system debug and hands-on lab environments.
  • Ability to Comprehend the roles of HW/FW/SW layers and how they interact in system design.
  • Strong analytic, verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Ability to summarize and effectively communicate technical issues and actions to key collaborators and leadership team.
  • At least 10 years of relevant industrial experience.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field.

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 $170,700 and $300,200, 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.


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

Client-provided location(s): Cupertino, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200551877
Employment Type: Other

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