Monday, January 15, 2007, 01:00 pm PT (04:00 pm ET)
Apple posts 35 iPhone-related job listingsNow out of secrecy, Apple's iPhone division is looking to add to its team of engineers responsible for developing future generation iPhone handsets, and has posted to its website 35 related job openings.
Included, below, is a listing of the job positions with a summary of each and link to each job posting on Apple's website.
Analog Design Engineer (Audio) - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for an Analog engineer. This person will be an individual contributor working with a top notch engineering team developing the next iPod communication products with responsibilities for the design, implementation and integration of analog subsystems. Specific areas include low power high efficiency PSUs, audio input and output (microphones, speakers, headphones), high speed busses, etc.
Analog Design Engineer (Power) - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for an Analog Design Engineer. This person will be an individual contributor working with a top notch engineering team developing the next iPhone products with responsibilities for the design, implementation and integration of analog subsystems. Specific areas include high efficiency switch mode and linear power supplies, audio input and output (microphones, speakers, headphones), etc.
Application Processor HW Eng - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for an Application Processor Hardware Engineer. This person will be part of a top notch team with responsibilities for the design and implementation of digital and analog electronics, including interfacing to RF subsystems.
The ideal candidate is someone from a consumer electronics background dealing with high volume, low power, high quality products. Experience of dealing with RF-related issues such as receiver desense and RF-induced noise is an advantage.
BlueTooth QA Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone Quality team is looking for a motivated, highly-technical Bluetooth QA Engineer with excellent problem solving and communication skills. You will join a dynamic team responsible for qualifying the latest iPhone products. Your focus will be testing Bluetooth functionality in Apples innovative new phone. The successful candidate will complete both documented and adhoc testing to ensure high quality releases.
Bluetooth/Wifi SW Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone team is seeking a highly motivated Embedded SW Engineer to develop middleware and low-level drivers for Bluetooth and Wifi enabled products. You will be challenged with unique problems and with creating and developing software solutions for the current and next generation of iPhones.
Camera Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for a camera engineer with responsibilities for evaluation, qualification, implementation and tuning of camera subsystems in iPhone communication products.
Duties include research into both current and future camera technologies, evaluation of proposed solutions, executive presentation of current and future options, working with suppliers to customize modules, working with both product design and electrical engineering to physically and electrically integrate the parts, tuning the solution for optimal image quality, and design of production line testing setups.
Travel to both Apple and suppliers' facilities will be required for production bring up.
The applicant should be familiar with megapixel CMOS image sensor technology, lens selection and qualification, and implementation of camera systems in mobile products, and have expert knowledge of imaging algorithms (auto-exposure, auto white balance, etc).
Device Integration QA Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone Quality team is looking for a motivated, highly-technical QA Engineer with excellent problem solving and communication skills. You will join a dynamic team responsible for qualifying the latest iPhone products. Your focus will be testing the integration of the various software and hardware components in Apples innovative new phone. This is a key position that requires a heavy focus on user experience. The successful candidate will complete both documented and adhoc testing to ensure high quality releases.
Electronic Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for an electronic engineer to join a top notch team with responsibilities for the design and implementation of the digital and analog electronics in future iPod communication products.
FTA Test System Operator- iPhone
The iPhone Wireless FTA (Full Type Approval) Test System Operator works with wireless verification engineers to test wireless communications in our products. This includes running test suites to verify voice and data communications using GSM, Bluetooth and 802.11 technologies. Also, the candidate will be responsible for recording and reporting on issues found during tests. The candidate is will also maintain and upgrade complex RF and protocol test systems. The candidate will work closely with the communications firmware developers and other members of the engineering team assisting with debugging of the products.
GSM Baseband HW Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone group is looking for a GSM Baseband HW Engineer. This person will be part of a top notch team with responsibilities for the design, implementation, and integration of digital and analog electronics. The applicant should be familiar with computer system architecture and digital design. Duties include schematic capture, prototype bring-up and debugging, hardware bug tracking, functional verification, and manufacturing support. Experience with high volume, low power, mobile products is required.
HW FTA Test Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone HW FTA Test Engineer will work with HW Engineers, ATE Engineers, and System Engineers to perform measurements and debug system boards. This also includes running ATE tests for systems, passive tests, and other tests. Also, the candidate will be expected to performed conducted tests, debug and find solutions to issues found during tests, generate engineering reports, and present results. The candidate will also be working closely in the engineering prototyping and debugging of the products as well as working with the HW designers.
iPhone Acoustics Engineering Project Mgr
The iPhone Acoustics EPM drives the design, development and integration of electro-acoustical components for innovative cellular products.
In this highly cross functional role the EPM will work with a team of skilled mechanical and electrical engineers to coordinate and manage the design and production aspects of transducer and microphone integration.
The EPM is familiar with the regulatory and conformance acoustics requirements cellular products and will drive the design validation and qualification by internal teams and external labs.
Apples standards for a highest quality user experience make this a technically challenging role. The EPM will identify and communicate acoustical design tradeoffs between industrial design, mechanical and electrical engineering and facilitate and drive a best in class implementation.
The Acoustics EPM is the key interface to the suppliers of transducers and microphones. He or she will manage vendors during the project to ensure that all vendor schedules and activities are aligned with our projects.
iPhone ATE HW Test Engineer
Now out of secrecy, the iPhone division is looking for great Engineers! Our team is part ATE and part System Validation. You will:
- support Engineering and Manufacturing in design, troubleshooting, debugging, testing and repairing of iPhone test equipment.
- assist iPhone HW test group with prototype test systems.
- perform in-house system design and testing of prototype production test equipment.
- document procedural and acceptance tests using standard and custom instruments and methods.
iPhone Cellular Silicon Tech Lead / EPM
Responsibilities for iPhone Cellular Silicon Technical Lead / Engineering Project Manager:
-Manage technical interaction among wireless vendors and internal HW, SW, and test teams, focused on cellular subsystems (e.g., GSM, EDGE).
-Ensure alignment of requirements and tasks among all internal teams that touch or depend on these wireless subsystems.
-Track progress of internal teams as well as progress of vendors.
-Periodically report status of these subsystems, and escalate problems as needed for higher-level decisions / intervention.
-Work with internal teams to capture all actions required to meet product milestones. A nominal plan shall cover the entire development cycle of the product, with increasing detail to cover the next quarter, next month, next week, etc.
-Breadth & depth of this planning should include the following:
—objectives of each HW build
—verification & debug of HW design to ever-increasing levels of maturity
—verification & debug of device firmware and host driver SW
—list of vendor-supplied SW customizations & test tools needed at each point in time
—experimental PCBs along the way as needed, such as product-specific test boards that implement only the subset of product functionality relevant to the vendor, to allow them to measure & debug such boards in their own labs
-Provide regular updates and inputs (e.g., lessons learned, etc) into internal process for evaluating wireless chipsets & developing wireless system architectures for future products.
iPhone Engineering Project Mgr - Camera
The iPhone Engineering Division is looking for a Camera Engineering Project Manager (EPM) to drive the design, development and integration of camera modules for innovative cellular products. The EPM is the interface between our internal engineering teams and the suppliers for sensors, lenses and camera modules. He or she will manage vendors during the project to ensure that all vendor schedules and activities are aligned with our projects.
In this highly cross functional role the EPM will work closely together with the HW, SW and mechanical engineering team to coordinate all aspects of the camera module design, production and integration.
The EPM is familiar with camera module technologies especially sensors, lenses and actuators.
The Camera EPM works together with the module vendors during camera module builds to ensure the quality of the build and implementation of test procedures in compliance with Apples requirements. The EPM will drive the analysis of test results, derive corrective actions and drive the implementation.
During the concept phase the EPM will identify and communicate design tradeoffs between mechanical and electrical features of camera modules from different vendors and facilitate and drive the selection of a best in class implementation.
iPhone FTA Carrier Certification Eng
The iPhone Wireless FTA (Full Type Approval) Carrier Certification Engineer works with wireless certification and development teams to obtain Technical Approval of our products from wireless carriers. This includes supporting the carriers test team during their product verification testing. This will also include reporting and duplicating issues found during testing, assisting with the verification of fixes, and maintaining status summaries of these issues. The candidate will also provide written technical responses to carrier questions and preparing technical submissions. Additionally the candidate will be prime for the investigation and debug of issues reported by the carriers customers and field personnel.
iPhone Mechanical Engg Project Mgr
The iPhone Mechanical Engineering Project Manager (EPM) is responsible for the support and coordination of the development activities of a highly skilled product development team within Apples iPhone division developing wireless mobile products.
The EPM tracks and manages development schedules and communicates risks and priorities. The successful candidate will be following up on day to day activities with the engineering team having the top level project goals in sight at all times.
The EPM is the key interface to the manufacturers of our products and drives and coordinates the suppliers before and during builds. The EPM role is highly technical. The PD EPM will utilize a solid ME background to understand technical details and will be able to evaluate cross-functional dependencies.
iPhone OTA/Antenna Engineering Mgr
The iPhone Wireless OTA/Antenna Engineering Manager is in charge of the Over-The-Air (OTA) Lab including the antenna design, integration and certification (CTIA) process and SAR. Manage different antenna projects and ensure spec requirements are met (Apple or/and Carrier Specs). Interact with Mechanical, HW Design and Industrial Design for the different projects we are/will be performing. Work with RF Design Team on the test/measurements/instrumentation. Work on the HW FTA process and ensure that we meet all requirements to go to FTA. Help in the implementation of RF/OTA measurements in production for all of our products.
iPhone Wireless Engineering Project Mgr
The iPhone Wireless EPM manages the integration of state of the art wireless technology into our innovative cellular products. The EPM is the key interface for our internal HW and SW teams to wireless chipset suppliers. As a member of our project teams the wireless EPM ensures that the project activities of the vendors are aligned with our development schedules. The EPM coordinates SW and HW development and validation and approval testing with the vendors and tracks HW and SW issues and drives to resolution.
The EPM is familiar with suppliers of base band, and RF chipsets for a variety of wireless technologies including GSM, EDGE, WIFI, etc.
Micro Acoustics Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone Engineering Division is looking for a Micro Acoustic Loudspeaker Engineer who will be responsible for the design and development of many aspects of consumer and PC loudspeaker systems including enclosure design, passive and active filter design, transducer design, and design validation. Duties include:
- Design and development of loudspeaker enclosures, passive and active filters, and transducer design.
- Design of products that use microphones, headphones/earphones, and speakers for personal audio systems.
- Design and development of testing equipment and methods
- Assists team in growing overall capability in the microacoustics field
- Strong individual contributor
Power QA Engineer - iPhone
This position requires an independent and dynamic individual with strong technical and communication skills who can contribute in a team environment. Additionally, this position requires someone who is detail oriented and can work in dynamic QA organization.
Product Design Engineer - iPhone
As a member of a cross-functional design team at Apple, you will help to create the next generation of the world's finest handheld devices with the iPhone. You will conceive, design, and bring into production products that will re-define the music experience. You will work closely with many different cross functional teams including Industrial Design, Packaging, Safety, Hardware Engineering, EMC, and Marketing.
RF ATE Engineer - iPhone
This iPhone position involves development of RF ATE test hardware and software used to evaluate and characterize Apples RF systems and products including GSM/EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth . The ATE hardware and software designed by the RF ATE Engineer will be used by Apple engineers to characterize the development boards, prototypes and products. The candidate must have excellent understanding of RF ATE test hardware, equipment and software development. The candidate will also need to have knowledge of RF test equipment such as communications analyzers, spectrum analyzers, network analyzers and power meters.
RF Design Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone RF Engineer will be an integral member of the Hardware Engineering team designing future iPod wireless products. He/she will work in a technology group on next generation wireless communications products as well as the integration of wireless technology within iPod systems. He/she will work proactively with other cross-functional engineering groups such as industrial design, product design, EMC, reliability, and software engineering. International and domestic travel is likely.
RF System Test Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone Wireless RF System Test Engineer will work with RF Engineers, ATE Engineers, Wireless OTA Engineers and Antenna Engineers to perform RF measurements and debug RF system boards. This also includes running ATE tests for communication systems, passive antenna tests, wireless Over-The-Air (OTA) tests, and SAR tests. Also, the candidate will be expected to performed conducted RF tests, debug and find solutions to issues found during tests, generate engineering reports, and present results. The candidate will also be working closely in the engineering prototyping and debugging of the products as well as working with the RF designers.
RF Wireless Technician - iPhone
The iPhone RF Wireless Technician will support RF, antenna, wireless, and ATE engineers for RF and antenna measurements, including ATE tests for wireless communication systems, passive antenna tests, and wireless Over-The-Air (OTA) tests.
Software Whitebox QA Lead - iPhone
Apple is looking for an experienced, senior Whitebox Test Engineer to help lead the technical testing efforts on our exciting product line. This is your chance to join a team that has proven itself by delivering high-quality products in a timely manner. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. Developing and fostering partnerships with the cross-functional teams is key to long-term success. The person filling this position must be a hands-on, pro-active, self-motivated seasoned coder with strong initiative and a desire to succeed in a challenging environment.
Sr. Antenna Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone Sr. Antenna Engineer will define and implement antenna system architecture to optimize the radiation performance for wireless portable devices. The candidate should be able to design antennas suitable for wireless handheld devices with excellent radiation performance, including TRP, TIS, SAR, and EMC. Work closely with other RF and antenna design engineers, mechanical and industrial designers, and EMC engineers to integrate the antenna design in our products. The candidate will be expected to performance radiation performance measurements, create test plans, execute them, publish test reports, provide feedback to the other design engineers, and lead some of the manufacturing of antenna.
Sr. Reliability Engineer - iPhone
With the launch of iPhone, the iPod team is looking for a dynamic Senior Reliability Engineer to be a part of this new and exciting product line. An ideal candidate would have experience in mobile phones or consumer electronics industry and be able to work with many different teams.
The iPod Engineering Division is a small, fast-paced team where everyone contributes to its success. The Sr. Reliability Engineer will work in the iPhone group, our overseas partners, and Apples Corporate Reliability group.
The Sr. Reliability Engineer will develop tests for our creative product line, conduct test plan reviews, and monitor tests conducted by the OEM/vendors. The candidate should be strong technically, have program management skills, and be able to communicate data in an effective manner across multi-disciplined teams such as Product Design/Development, Reliability, ESD/EMC, RF, Quality, Operations, and Contract Manufactures (CM).
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Developing qualification and other assessment test plans;
- Insuring supplier and/or test lab comprehension of tests;
- Performing or consulting with experts for failure analysis;
- Analyzing results and preparing summary documents;
- Presenting results to diverse audiences
- Introducing innovative new analysis and reliability assessment strategies;
- Working preemptively with the design teams in FMEA;
- Project planning in order to multitask across different projects;
- Visiting CMs periodically to oversee testing and deliver training;
- Traveling overseas, typically to China (~ 25%)
SW FTA Test Engineer - iPhone
The iPhone SW FTA Test Engineer will work with HW Engineers, ATE Engineers, and System Engineers to perform measurements and debug system boards. This also includes running ATE tests for systems, passive tests, and other tests. Also, the candidate will be expected to performed conducted tests, debug and find solutions to issues found during tests, generate engineering reports, and present results. The candidate will also be working closely in the engineering prototyping and debugging of the products as well as working with the HW designers.
Telephony Embedded SW Engineer - iPhone
We are looking for a highly motivated Telephony Embedded Software Engineer to help develop our next generation of iPhone products. Duties include:
- Adding features to telephony middleware library
- Extending and maintaining the IPC interface between the baseband and application processor
- Debugging failures during field, interoperability, and type approval testing
WiFi/Bluetooth RF Design Eng - iPhone
The RF Engineer will be an integral member of the Hardware Engineering team designing future iPod wireless products. He/she will work in a technology group on next generation wireless communications products as well as the integration of wireless technology within iPod systems. He/she will work proactively with other cross-functional engineering groups such as industrial design, product design, EMC, reliability, and software engineering. International and domestic travel is likely.
Wireless Certification EPM - iPhone
The iPhone Wireless Certification EPM is responsible for the technical management and coordination of regulatory, conformance and carrier certification.
The EPM will work together with a team of highly skilled test engineers and developers. The Wireless Certification EPM provides the key interface to external and carrier test labs to Apples internal test and development teams. He or she will schedule and coordinate test sessions and ensure that all issues are tracked and reported back to the development team.
The candidate applies his/her detailed technical knowledge of wireless standards (GSM, EDGE, Wifi) to understand, prioritize and resolve issues found during certification test. The EPM will also support the product definition process with regard to network features.
The role includes the following duties:
-Support and drive the carrier approval of mobile phones
-Generate and own compliance documents for cellular products
-Specify and coordinate internal certification tests and field trials
-Analyze network features and operator requirements and provide feedback to engineering and marketing with regard to complexities and capability
-Manage conformance tests (FTA) and regulatory approvals (FCC, IC, etc)
Wireless FTA Test Project Mgr - iPhone
The iPhone Wireless FTA (Full Type Approval) Test Project Manager works with communications verification engineers and the development team to obtain industry and regulatory certification of the wireless communications functionality in our devices. This includes scheduling and managing external test houses certifying our compliance to the relevant GSM, Bluetooth and 802.11 standards. Also, the candidate will be responsible for reporting and managing issues found during testing, and presenting regular status summaries to the management team. The candidate is expected to assist in debug and verification of these issues.
Wireless FTA Verification Eng - iPhone
The iPhone Wireless FTA (Full Type Approval) Verification Engineer works with Protocol and RF Engineers to verify wireless communications functionality in products. This includes developing and running tests to verify voice and data communications using GSM, Bluethooth and 802.11 technologies. Also, the candidate will be responsible for reporting on issues found during tests, and presenting results. The candidate is expected to duplicate, isolate and debug issues reported externally. The candidate will also be working closely with the communications firmware developers and other members of the engineering team assisting with debugging of the products.
On Topic: General
- Apple expanding AppleCare+ warranties internationally, now available in Mexico & Sweden
- Apple patents smart navigation routing with crowd-sourced stop light pattern recognition
- Microsoft uses Apple's Siri to prop up Windows' new 'Cortana' virtual assistant
- Apple drops cross-appeal of final judgment in Samsung lawsuit, no longer seeks permanent injunction
- Apple expected to buy personalized talk radio app Swell for $30 million