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Silicon Prototyping Engineer

San Diego, CA


Posted: Mar 7, 2024

Role Number:200536766

Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you'll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You'll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you'll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple's devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices. 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, 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 have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly and we are hiring all levels from junior to senior engineers to join our prototyping team.

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Key Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of CPU & SOC architecture/design.
  • Strengths in digital logic design, Verilog, SystemVerilog, test-benches, simulation and debug.
  • Experience in scripting/programming is a plus - Unix, Python, Perl, Tcl, C/C++, etc.
  • Experience in FPGA tool flows is a plus - Synthesis, Partitioning, Place & Route: ProtoCompiler, Synplify, Identify, ISE, Vivado, ,etc.
  • Hardware/System design, tools, debug, lab experience are a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, creative attitude and enthusiastic team player.
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrate the desire to take on diverse challenges.


As a prototyping engineer you will be responsible for emulating a complex SOC & are expected to: - Work closely with the team, review specifications, develop prototyping plans and specifications. - Work closely with design & micro-architecture teams to understand the functional & performance goals of the design. - Work on Synthesis / Place & Route, timing optimization, develop plans for custom hardware. - Work independently & manage deliverables to align with project goals plus support cross-functional engineering efforts

Education & Experience

BS 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 $131,500.00 and $243,300.00, 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): San Diego, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200536766-1
Employment Type: Other

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