Apple RF Hardware Engineer (Wireless Design division) in Cupertino, California

RF Hardware Engineer (Wireless Design division)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


  • You have 5+ years experience with RF component and circuit integration into consumer or enterprise products.

  • Your prior experience designing precision RF and Analog Test equipment hardware and designing radios with discrete mixers, LNAs, PAs, VGAs, PLLs is highly desirable.

  • We are fluent in use of lab equipment such as spectrum analyzers, call box emulators, VNAs, VSA, VSGs such as CMW500, Ag8960, IQ2011, etc.

  • Do you have experience characterizing and tuning a design for RF parametrics including: Noise Figure, IIP3, EVM, Residual Side Band, Phase Noise, Frequency offset?

  • We see your experience tuning matching circuits as an essential skill as well as, your familiarity with Smith Chart.

  • Are you experienced with board layout techniques to minimize desense and strong RF bench hand-on and debugging experience are also essential to your success?

  • You have experience with 3D EM simulators for optimizing mmW filters and transitions.

  • Your fluency in one or more wireless communications standards: WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM, UMTS, CDMA, LTE, will you to contribute to the work immediately.

  • Your ability to use applicable CAD tools (circuit synthesis, simulation, analysis, schematic capture and layout) is a part of this role.

  • You are an excellent communicator and able to interact closely with offshore engineering development and manufacturing partners.

  • We see those with a previous history of successfully delivering highly innovative communications products;

  • You should be well organized and have the ability to be flexible in a changing work environment.


We design and optimize precision test equipment used by RF automation systems to test Apple’s newest products including iPhone, iPad, Mac and others for different wireless technologies. We do the following in this role: schematic capture, prototype bring-up and debugging, hardware bug tracking, functional verification, and manufacturing support. You should have experience with high volume, low power, mobile products. We work with technology suppliers, vendors, and cross-functional staff. You will require some planned international travel.

Education & Experience

BSEE required, MSEE preferred

Additional Requirements

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