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SoC Characterization Product Engineer

Apple, Inc.
United States, Texas, Austin
Jun 18, 2024

Posted: Apr 22, 2024

Role Number: 200482070

Do you love crafting sophisticated 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). Joining this group means you'll be responsible for crafting and building the technology that operates Apple's devices. Together, you and your team will enable our customers to do all the things they love with their devices. We promote innovation and new technology. The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod and a multitude of groundbreaking Accessories. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices - strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. You should join us to help deliver the next amazing Apple product! In this role, your responsibilities will involve Product Characterization on different setups and defining correlation between ATE and other logic boards. You will also focus on studying the impact of hardware on SOC performance.


- Perform data analysis, characterization, and fault isolation to resolve root cause of the issues. - Perform correlation between ATE and different hardware setups. - Partner with design, process and test engineers to identify and implement corrective actions on both new and mature products and technologies. - Define and finalize production screening guard-band specifications based upon design intent and characterization result - Perform statistical data analysis on mass data set to setup test limits. - Complete yield analyses and correlation analysis for all levels of test insertions. - Support test time reduction related characterization activities. - Coordinate test related activities and reviews with both internal and external groups.

Key Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of Semiconductor Manufacturing Process and proven understanding of Electronic Engineering Fundamentals and DFT concepts.
  • Experience in system level/mother board characterization and data collection.
  • Expertise in programming with Scripting languages (i.e., PERL, Python).
  • Knowledgeable with test equipment (i.e., oscilloscope, logic analyzer, etc.)
  • Board bring up, hardware design and PDN noise analysis experience is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with internal team members and external suppliers

Education & Experience

BS and a minimum of 10+ years of relevant industry experience is required.

Additional Requirements


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.