Carrier Technical Lead, United States

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Aug 2, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200087745

Join our Wireless Technologies and Ecosystems team to drive innovation that matters! We craft and seamlessly integrate technologies that enrich people's lives and deliver the absolute best user-experience.
If you're passionate about cellular and wireless technology, we may have the job for you. The Carrier Technical Lead (CTL) is charged with taking Apple products and features through technical approvals with wireless carriers. CTLs are responsible for all day-to-day technical interactions and roadmap discussions with India carriers

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years prior experience working on phones or similar products that operate on cellular networks
  • Minimum of 5 years direct experience working with one or more carriers to deliver products that operate on their network, including supporting lab/field testing
  • Extensive proficiency and confirmed experience analyzing full stack logs and fixing wireless features and protocols for 5G, LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, 3G (UMTS), 2G (GSM), and CDMA
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of IP technologies: VoLTE and WiFi Calling technologies
  • Understanding of core network deployments
  • Familiarity with network cellular features and current deployments across US carrier networks
  • Knowledge of carrier device certification processes
  • Knowledge of device certification requirements and processes
  • Extraordinary verbal and written command of the English language
  • Strong issue tracking/management abilities
  • Fluent in software engineering processes with considerable software release experience
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and can clearly communicate while expertly driving multiple projects across many teams
  • Obsessively passionate and inquisitive, and seek to tackle everyday problems in innovative ways
  • Laser-focused on the smallest details that are relevant to our customers
  • Willingness to travel, as necessary


CTLs are responsible for introductions and trials of new wireless technologies and network-impacting features in Apple products. CTLs analyze network features and operator requirements and provide feedback to cross functional engineering teams. CTLs lead the investigation of carrier issues and partner closely with carrier personnel and our wireless development teams to debug and resolve issues. In addition, CTLs assist carriers with testing and work with them on the verification of fixes in new iOS software builds, prototype hardware or network changes. CTLs act as the first line of defense for carrier technical requests to reduce overhead on wireless development teams

Education & Experience

Should have at least a BS or MS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science

Additional Requirements

  • Strong technical knowledge of industry standards. Intimate knowledge of standard development organizations and industry forums. Layer 1 measurement and analysis. Familiarity with Wi-Fi/BT communications systems

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