Software Engineer- SoC Level Validation Engineer

    • Apple, Inc.
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated moments ago


On Site
Full Time


Assembly language
Embedded systems
System on a chip
Integrated circuit
Computer hardware

Job Details


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

SOC and CPU knowledge; consider the following:Micro-architectureMemory hierarchyInterrupt and DMAClock and Power Gating.System level understanding.Experience with SoC bringupExperienced C/C++ and Assembly language programmerExpertise in Embedded programming with an understanding of hardware-software interfacesKnowledge of Hardware and Software debug tools and methodsExperience with scopes is a plus


In this role, you will:Write SoC and CPU directed and random testsDebug issues pre-silicon or post-siliconDevelop and maintain system-level SW platformLead SW development and execution plans of SoC projectsWork with designers and architects to accomplish validation goalsEngaging with other teams at Apple to develop validation strategies based on product needs

Education & Experience

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