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SoC Architect

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, San Diego
November 26, 2022
Posted: May 23, 2022
Role Number: 200382949
We're a unique team of innovative, diverse individuals who have come together from multiple backgrounds to create advanced Cellular Architectures. The people who work here are generalists in nature, and together we complement each other. It is the passion of exploring uncharted territory that makes us thrive. Our team is seeking a highly motivated and experienced SoC Architect to help drive strategic 5G Cellular Modem technology, analyze key architectural trade-offs in coordination with cross-functional domain experts.
Key Qualifications
  • Demonstrated expertise in SoC hardware architecture in the area of consumer electronics. Experience in the areas of Wireless and Cellular technologies such as LTE/5G NR is preferred.
  • Must have outstanding SoC and system architecture fundamentals backed with substantial experience. This means a good understanding of power and performance tradeoffs, transient and steady-state performance states, idle and dynamic power states, as well as how SoC data and control flows interact.
  • Sound understanding of Microprocessor Subsystems, Memory Controllers and Communication Fabrics.
  • Good understanding the Digital ASIC Flow and Debug methodology.
  • Solid understanding of electrical and thermal considerations at the chip, package and system levels.
  • Good understanding of hardware-software interfaces.
  • Excellent communication skills across organizations and at the executive level.
  • Excellent written skills for clear and concise reporting.
  • Excellent organization skills to prioritize conflicting requirements.
  • Strong cross-site teamwork skills with the willingness to work independently.
This role involves interaction with many cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams including hardware, software and system engineers. Being able to work through ambiguities and in a collaborative manner with all these teams is essential. - Work with cross-functional teams on new systems and technologies. - Explore new approaches aligned with emerging technologies, competitive performance requirements, and critical system constraints. - Perform feasibility analysis including SoC area, performance and power estimates. - Guide an efficient system/hardware/software architecture to meet product requirements. - Assess and guide system integration feasibility, feature and implementation trade-offs of new technologies. - Review, challenge and influence roadmaps, and set technology intercept targets for future SoCs. - Recognize and understand technology trends. - Specification ownership/authoring for the High-level architecture spec or key SoC features.
Education & Experience
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.
Additional Requirements