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GNSS RF Systems Lab Engineer

Company: Apple
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Summary Posted: Jan 12, 2023 Role Number:200457107 Would you like to join Apple's growing wireless silicon development team? Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) space vehicles transmit the power of a lightbulb, they are 13000 miles away, and are moving four kilometers per second. The received signals are commonly one hundred times weaker than cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the Big Bang and arrive next to interfering signals ten billion times stronger, just a few MHz away. Our GNSS team is part of Apple's Cellular organization. We are a vertically coordinated engineering team spanning RF, mixed-signal analog design, systems engineering, Design Verification, RTL design, firmware and software engineering, Test, and Validation. Our focus is on highly energy-efficient and robust GNSS receiver design. We develop GNSS technology that touches hundreds of millions of lives, something we are passionate about! We'd like you to consider being a part of our team. As a GNSS RF Systems Lab Engineer, you will be a key member of part of the GNSS RF System team and design, review, purchase, and implement the HW platforms and lab equipment to enable this mission. Key Qualifications The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Experience in board bring-up, testing, and ensuring the stability of operation Debug issues related to poor boards design practices, the root cause of the issue, simulate it, and come up with solutions Capable of reworking SMAs and BGA components up to 0201 Proven understanding of RF test equipment such as network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, vector signal analyzer, vector signal generators, etc. Knowledge of RF-centric board design and test for internal validation usage Review, represent and promote the team's interests with regards to the board designs and layouts for our products Knowledge in test and script development (Python, MATLAB, PERL, TCL) Strong RF background and familiarity with RF system measurements BS + 3 years of relevant industry experience handling RF lab, testing, and debug Strong written and verbal communication skills Description You will work with RF System team members on: Design, review, or supervise all RF boards used by the team during any phase of the design cycle, after collecting all internal requirements Be responsible for inventory in the lab both in terms of internal boards as well as tools and equipment used by the team Purchase new machines, tools, and equipment as needed Rework the RF boards used either internally or through outsource groups Collaborate with RF bring-up and integration teams on RF board layout, test interface methodology, programming sequence, and RF calibrations Bench test, debug, and characterization of RF System building blocks including transmitters, receivers, PLLs, PAs, ADC/DAC, Oscillators, and PMU Characterization of RF system parameters such as Gain, NF, PN, sensitivity, etc. Debug of chip level or board level de-sense and spur issues Generation of RF design/verification/test report Education & Experience BS + 3 years of relevant industry experience is required Additional Requirements Pay & Benefits At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $131,500 and $243,300, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location. Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. about Apple Benefits. Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

Keywords: Apple, San Diego , GNSS RF Systems Lab Engineer, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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