Sr. Electrical Engineer (FPGA Design)

Cupertino, CA
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The Apple Engineering Team is looking for a high-energy, creative, and driven FPGA Design engineer with strong Electrical Engineering background to work on future Display hardware technologies. You will work in a reciprocal, exciting environment to integrate new technologies into Apple's products

Key Qualifications

  • Strong analytical aptitude and meticulous attention to detail
  • Should be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Have shipped 3-4 products with FPGAs on it
  • Min. 5 years of experience utilizing Xilinx Vivado Tool chain
  • Min. 10 years of hands-on experience with FPGA architecture, design, coding, simulating, and debugging FPGA on actual HW
  • Strong understanding how your HDL/RTL code will be synthesized into FPGA fabric. Code for performance!
  • Good Electrical Engineering (EE) knowledge on FPGA's HW requirements - Terminations, Signal Integrity, DC Power supplies, Jitter specifications, IO planning etc
  • Hands-on experience using any 7 series Xilinx FPGAs - Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7, UltraScale, Zynq etc
  • Built FPGA designs involving high-performance interfaces like DDR2/3/4, LVDS, DSPs, Ethernet, etc
  • Experience using high-speed transceivers GTX/GTH/GTPs for interfaces like - MIPI, HDMI, DP, PCIE etc
  • Experience using high-speed data/control interfaces like SPI, UART, I2C etc
  • Experience using Microblaze and/or ARM based embedded processors
  • Hands-on experience with Xilinx or 3rd party IP, as well as create own IP when needed
  • Ability to translate SW algorithms in C/Perl/Python/Matlab into high performance HDL code
  • Good knowledge of FPGA Clock Regions, Bank IO Constraints, Clocking resources - CMTs, PLLs, DLLs etc
  • Understanding static timing analysis, and ability to fix timing issues
  • Practical lab debugging skills to bring-up FPGA designs on actual PCBs using Oscilloscope, Protocol Analyzers
  • Work effectively in a multi-functional product development HW & SW teams
  • Ability to select FPGA Devices based on RTL resource estimation & other HW system requirements from multi-functional teams
  • Able to work on multiple projects in parallel

- Demonstrate creativity in problem solving, ability to think out-of-box, and adapt quickly to new technical areas.
- Promote innovation and new technology to further enhance Apple's display performance and user experience.
- Create and give presentations before and after prototyping new ideas.
- Work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with HW / SW Engineering and Systems Engineering.
- Participate in all phases of the FPGA/EE design including requirements analysis and system architecture, RTL coding, module & system level test bench design, simulation, synthesis, verification and bring-up
- Participate in HW design reviews, and help improve existing design.
- Communicate and demonstrate prototypes to multi-functional Teams.
- Mentor junior colleagues when necessary.

Education & Experience
- MS/BS in Electrical Engineering.
- MS with 5+ years, or BS with 8+ years of relevant EE & FPGA Design experience

Additional Requirements

  • - EE Component selection & circuit design experience is a Plus
  • - EE Schematics & Board Design/Layout experience is a Plus
  • - FW Development experience using C/C++ is a Plus
  • - Scripting or Test Automation is a Plus

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