Skip to main contentA logo with &quat;the muse&quat; in dark blue text.

Modem and RF System Engineer

Irvine, CA


Posted: Mar 29, 2024

Role Number:200535127

Imagine what you could do here. 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, sensible people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? Are you ready to join a team transforming hardware technology? We are searching for a dedicated engineer with 10+/- years' experience to join our exciting team of innovators. In this role, you will be a key member of the system engineering team working on modem systems features and requirements.

Want more jobs like this?

Get Software Engineering jobs in Irvine, CA delivered to your inbox every week.

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep-knowledge of communication system theory and signal processing.
  • Knowledge of RF systems, RF impairment modeling and mitigation techniques (phase noise, IQ imbalance, DC offset, etc), digital RF-front design.
  • Knowledge of cellular communication standards: 5GNR FR1/FR2, 4G LTE, 3G (HSPA), 2G GSM.
  • Experience with automatic gain control (AGC) for LTE/NR is a plus.
  • Experience with analog and digital beam forming techniques and MIMO systems.
  • Fluent in Matlab, and/or C/C++/Python for algorithm development, modeling (floating-point and fixed-point) and link-level simulation.
  • Strong analytical skills (linear algebra, random processes, detection and estimation, etc.).
  • Experience in chip bring-up including the use of lab equipment such as protocol test equipment, spectrum. analyzers, signal generators, power meters, etc. a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in lab testing & characterization is a plus.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.


- Collaborate across RF and modem teams (HW/FW) on AGC development and RF modeling activities. - AGC algorithm development, modeling and bring-up. - Develop RF models for link-level simulations, analyze/characterize the results and provide mitigation and optimization guidelines.

Education & Experience

BS with 10+years of relevant 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 $161,700.00 and $284,900.00, 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.

Client-provided location(s): Irvine, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200535127-1
Employment Type: Other

Company Videos

Hear directly from employees about what it is like to work at Apple.