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Early Silicon Embedded Bring-Up Engineer
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Early Silicon Embedded Bring-Up Engineer

# Early Silicon Embedded Bring-Up Engineer

Job Number: 113599152

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: 16-Mar-2018

Weekly Hours: 40.00

**Job Summary**

The Mac Platform Team within Apple's CoreOS organization is looking for a talented embedded software engineer to help with pre-silicon simulation, early silicon support and development of the boot firmware and software for future generations of Macs. Working on a core technology, you have the opportunity to make a major impact in the way that Apple develops and ships Mac products. Our environment fosters product innovation, rapid product iteration, and a liberating amount of autonomy. We're looking for detail oriented engineers with exceptional problem solving skills and a passion for quality who want to define and build future Mac systems.

**Key Qualifications**

* Working knowledge of processor architecture & micro-architecture (ARM preferred)

* Solid experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting of boot-loaders, mask ROM on embedded targets

* Solid programming experience in C or C++. Understanding of ARM assembly is a plus.

* Previous experience writing embedded device drivers

* Previous experience with platform bring-up or porting of operating systems

* Previous exposure to hardware and processor simulation and emulation environments

* Understanding of clock trees, bus/fabric interconnects, and advanced peripherals such as PCIe, USB

* Understanding of on-chip debug and trace facilities. Exposure to hardware logic analyzers, oscilloscopes is a plus.

* Demonstrated creative, critical thinking and troubleshooting skills

* Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules

* Excellent collaborative skills especially with silicon design, validation and board design engineers.

* Outstanding written and verbal communication


You will play a central role in building the support for early Mac system development during the pre-silicon and early silicon phases, including involvement in specification review for hardware platforms, work in system simulation technologies, boot firmware, low level device drivers, and new system bring up. Work closely with internal and external teams to enable firmware development long before first hardware availability. Design and implement software and firmware, and perform system level debug of hardware, silicon, and software. The successful candidate should be comfortable working on a large spectrum of issues ranging from hardware/silicon issues to overall system operation, performance and power management.


BS or MS in Computer Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience/skills

**Additional Requirements**

Experience with common embedded SOC architectures

x86 bring-up/validation experience is a huge plus

Knowledge of high speed interfaces (e.g., PCIe, memory)

Knowledge of CPU and device power management

OS kernel/ userland experience (including threading and memory management)

Ability to understand board schematics

Familiarity with UEFI is a plus

A working knowledge of various scripting languages: Perl*,Python*, Bash Shell* and Make is a plus.

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