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Wireless Systems Validation Engineer - RF Systems Cellular

San Diego, CA


Posted: Jan 30, 2024

Role Number:200511240

At Apple, we work every single day to craft products that enrich people's lives! Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our dynamic group, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to shape upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every day! Our RF Systems Engineering team is looking for a passionate, self-motivated individual to work towards ensuring Apple products conform and go beyond all applicable cellular industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Key Qualifications

  • Practical knowledge of at least one Cellular Wireless technology including 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
  • Practical knowledge of cellular industry standards including 3GPP, 3GPP2, Carrier specifications including performance requirements, compliance requirements and required testing methodologies
  • Experience and a deep understanding of System Level RF Parametric its sources in RF component characteristics and behavior
  • Hands on experience with bench level wireless testing, debug at the module, reference board or system level
  • Debug level experience on cellular radio systems at the conducted or radiated level is a plus
  • Understanding of Antenna characteristics impact to radiated testing. Familiarity with radiated test setups, radiated chamber calibration and use
  • Experience using RF lab test equipment
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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You'll be responsible for assessing platform-level performance across cellular technologies towards industry conformance, regulatory compliance, carrier and use case requirements, including: - Defining test requirements; designing, implementing in-house test systems; and executing validation & characterization test plans to meet industry, emissions, and performance requirements - Performing failure analysis to understand low margin or failing behaviors making use of experimental SW/FW and mock-up hardware - Collaborating with test equipment vendors, technology suppliers and cross-functional staff to optimize RF parametric performance - Tracking validation status; analyze results; communicate issues & insights from data - Supporting testing at contact manufacturing sites and supporting certification of Apple products - Bringing-up device-under-test and setups for validation preparedness

Education & Experience

BS with 10+ years relevant experience required. MS 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 $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): San Diego, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200511240-3
Employment Type: Other

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