SOC Performance Validation Engineer

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200239359
Summary

Summary

Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Role Number:200239359

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experien...Summary

Summary

Posted: Apr 15, 2021

Role Number:200239359

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! Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product.

In this role, you will be a member of the system-on-chip (SOC) performance team, working within the hardware technology group to shape the architecture of Apple's future devices. Our team initiates and fosters deep collaboration between the SOC architecture, design, power, and software teams, to deliver world-class network-on-chip and caches/memory system quality-of-service. The end goal is to provide the best customer experience on the planet by enabling all the CPUs, GPUs, Machine Learning, Camera, Display, and Connectivity components on our chips to work seamlessly together.

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated SOC performance engineer to drive the architectural validation and design correlation of our software-based performance model.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of computer architecture, especially in the areas of on-chip interconnect fabrics, caches, and memory/DRAM controllers
  • Practical experience with data structures and algorithms
  • Understanding of software engineering principles
  • Solid programming skills in C, C++ or equivalent languages
  • Experience with scripting languages like Python, Perl, Lua, Bash
  • Ability to study a problem in depth, design experiments, analyze data, and present results
  • Examples of substantial HW or SW projects brought to completion

Description

You will help define the comprehensive performance test plan, systematic test methodology, and develop novel infrastructure for the software simulator for iPhone/iPad/Mac/Apple Watch SoCs. You will push the system to its limits and help find and fix architectural and microarchitectural issues. Your data shall contribute to product performance and power trade-off decisions in our SoCs. Your work will be highly visible and critical for driving architecture improvements in Apple's future products.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
- Learning about the state of the art in SoC IP and chip-level architecture
- Defining test plans and test planning methodology
- Definition and implementation of validation infrastructure like performance monitors, behavioral checkers, state space coverage
- Definition and implementation of data analysis pipelines, visualization methodologies, continuous regression testing
- Running performance simulation of future applications
- Careful analysis and presentation of simulation results
- Tuning and validating future SoC HW/SW for the best user experience
- Interface and collaboration with cross-functional teams architecture, hardware and software teams for collaborative debug, and correlation studies

Education & Experience
- BS or MS or PhD in CS, EE, or related field

Additional Requirements

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