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mmWave IC Design Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA


Posted: Apr 30, 2024

Role Number:200536760

Would you like to be a part of Apple's fast-growing mmWave and cellular wireless design team? We are responsible for all aspects of mmWave/cellular silicon development with a particular emphasis on highly integrated and efficient designs and technologies that transform the user experience at the product level! As a millimeter-wave IC design engineer, you will be the owner of providing circuit and system solutions for multi-gigabit wireless chips! We have multiple needs and are open to multiple experience levels. Please apply to be considered for our growing team.


As a mmWave Design Engineer at Apple, you will utilize your vast background in circuit design and be responsible for providing mmW design solutions for wireless chips. Responsibilities include: Collaborate with platform architects, system engineers, and digital design groups to define the requirements for mmWave phased-array front-end and baseband blocks based on the product requirements. Work with the technology team and foundries on process evaluation/selection for the target device. • Design various transceiver blocks in TX, RX, and LX chains. Partner with the design, layout, and chip integration teams to integrate the IP's and verify the top-level functionality and performance. Work with mmWave test engineers to bring up and characterize chips.

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Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • We would like you to have experience with mmWave, RF, and analog integrated circuit design with some experience in mmWave CMOS or SiGe circuit design.
  • Deep understanding of system specifications and the ability to work with system architects to translate system requirements into circuit requirements at an IC level.
  • Familiarity with various RF transceiver architectures and their trade-offs.
  • Extensive experience in the simulation and design of lumped and distributed passive structures, such as CPW lines, coupled lines, inductors, and capacitors.
  • Proven experience in analysis, design, and implementation of mmWave low-noise, broadband, and/or high-power amplifiers, as well as mixers and oscillators.
  • Understanding of mmWave device modeling; insights into packaging effects, integrated antenna arrays, supply isolations, high-frequency ESD structures, and circuit layout for optimum performance.
  • Hands-on experience in high-frequency silicon characterization and debug would be helpful.
  • Minimum requirement of BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum requirement of BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience Master's or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and relevant industry experience is preferred

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): Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200536760
Employment Type: Other

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