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Software Engineer- SoC Level Validation Engineer


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Location: SW Apple Way, Portland, OR 97225, USA Posted: Mar 29, 2024

Job Description


Posted: Mar 27, 2024 Role Number: 200537051 Do you love creating elegant solutions to highly complex challenges? Do you intrinsically see the importance in every detail? As part of our Silicon Technologies group, you’ll help design and manufacture our next-generation, high-performance, power-efficient processor, system-on-chip (SoC). You’ll ensure Apple products and services can seamlessly and efficiently handle the tasks that make them beloved by millions. Joining this group means you’ll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that fuels Apple’s devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. We have a critical impact on getting high quality functional products to millions of customers quickly, and we are hiring all levels from junior to senior roles. What happens when you run almost everything on an SoC all at once while powering down blocks, hammering new features, and running a complex suite of algorithms? You find bugs. That’s exactly what we do. We break Apple Silicon with our bare metal system level SW suite that runs mostly post-silicon, leverages pre-silicon and finds corner-case hardware bugs. Join our team to uphold the high quality of Apple Silicon.

Key Qualifications

Key Qualifications
  • SOC and CPU knowledge; consider the following:
  • Micro-architecture
  • Memory hierarchy
  • Interrupt and DMA
  • Clock and Power Gating.
  • System level understanding
  • Experience with SoC bringup
  • Experienced C/C++ and Assembly language programmer
  • Expertise in Embedded programming with an understanding of hardware-software interfaces
  • Knowledge of Hardware and Software debug tools and methods
  • Experience with scopes is a plus


Description In this role, you will: Write SoC and CPU directed and random tests Debug issues pre-silicon or post-silicon Develop and maintain system-level SW platform Lead SW development and execution plans of SoC projects Work with designers and architects to accomplish validation goals Engaging with other teams at Apple to develop validation strategies based on product needs

Education & Experience

Education & Experience Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

About Apple

Apple designs computers, software and phones. Do more than you ever thought possible. Have more impact than you ever imagined. This is where some of the world’s smartest, most passionate people create the world’s most innovative products and experiences. Join us and you’ll do the best work of your life — and make a difference in other people’s lives.

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