RF Software Automation Engineer

Cupertino, CA
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The RF Design Automation Engineer will develop test systems on OS X to evaluate and characterize the multiple radio subsystems and their component building blocks that will be used to create the next generation of iPhones, iPads, and other Apple wireless products. He/she will work as an integral part of the wireless hardware design team in order to maximize the productivity of the group by streamlining the data collection and analysis process

Key Qualifications

  • Strong with OOO programming, languages such as C or Python
  • Proficiency with code revisioning systems such as Git or SVN
  • BSEE with proven track record in test and automation using the latest Rhode&Schwarz, Agilent, and Tektronics Equipment
  • Working knowledge of RF test equipment including spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, and communication analyzers is required
  • Knowledge of: GPIB, RS232, and Modbus protocols, Objective-C and XCode, Python
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, challenging, and dynamic team environment


Knowledge of wireless standards: Cellular (2G/3G), WiFi, and BT
Knowledge of RF components and the techniques for performing proper measurements of PAs, LNAs, switches, filters, and oscillators

Some of the key tasks the candidate will perform on a weekly basis include:
Design and Develop OOO-based RF Automation Frameworks
Actively participate in collaborative code and architecture reviews
Bring-up and debug initial prototypes for next-generation Apple products to quickly bootstrap automation facilities
Interface with cross-functional Firmware, Driver and Hardware teams to debug issues surfaced during automated testing
Engage with external vendors to define and understand new automation solutions
Work side-by-side with RF Design engineers to create accurate and efficient algorithms for new RF-based technologies

Education & Experience

BSEE or equivalent degree

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RF Software Automation Engineer

Apple, Inc.
Cupertino, CA

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