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Signal and Power Integrity Engineer (SI/PI)

Apple Inc.


Location:
Cupertino, CA
Date:
11/29/2017
2017-11-292017-12-28
Job Code:
113180374
Apple Inc.
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Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks

We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And 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

We are seeking an experienced signal and power integrity engineer with strong capabilities in SI/PI aspects of architectural direction and product development. The candidate must have deep knowledge of all aspects of Signal Integrity for high speed SerDes, parallel bus, memory, flexes deployed in portable consumer electronics devices. The engineer will play an integral role in developing innovative technologies and new products

Key Qualifications:
•10 years relevant experience, or PhD with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience
•System level SerDes design and analysis skills which include understanding of transmitter and receiver equalization methods (FFE, CTLE, DFE, VGA gain), CDR behaviors, modeling, and link training algorithms
•DOE analysis across channel variants, applying equalization and training as required for end-end results, including eye margin, BER, and yield results
•Understanding of channel types including cabling, PCB materials, flex materials, and connector design methods and limitations are required
•Skills with associated tools for 2D, 3D Full wave (HFSS, Nimbic), Spice, AMI modeling, working knowledge of ADS are required
•Measurement expertise with frequency and time domain tools (VNA, TDR) including calibration methods is desired.  
•Experience with PCIe, USB-C, DisplayPort, MIPI, and Thunderbolt is a plus
•Experience with Perl, Python and other scripting languages is desired. MatLab Experience is a plus. 
•Team player with excellent conversational and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills, ability to work independently, and a desire to mentor

Description:
System architecture development and system design which continues from initial concept stage through the development process
Spec and collateral authorship as required for signaling interconnect system definition
SI/PI team support through the specific project design process which can include system verification stages, and characterization reviews with continuing guidance through production ramp
Teamwork includes coordination with overall system architects (both mechanical and electrical), end and working with parties supporting SI/PI standards per interface type

Apple is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities