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Apple SoC Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

SoC Architect

Boston,Massachusetts,United States


  • Demonstrated expertise in SoC hardware architecture in the area of consumer electronics. Experience in the areas of Wireless and Cellular technologies such as LTE/5G NR is preferred.

  • Must have outstanding SoC and system architecture fundamentals backed with substantial experience. This means a good understanding of power and performance tradeoffs, transient and steady-state performance states, idle and dynamic power states, as well as how SoC data and control flows interact.

  • Sound understanding of Microprocessor Subsystems, Memory Controllers and Communication Fabrics.

  • Good understanding the Digital ASIC Flow and Debug methodology.

  • Solid understanding of electrical and thermal considerations at the chip, package and system levels.

  • Good understanding of hardware-software interfaces.

  • Excellent communication skills across organizations and at the executive level.

  • Excellent written skills for clear and concise reporting.

  • Excellent organization skills to prioritize conflicting requirements.

  • Strong cross-site teamwork skills with the willingness to work independently.


This role involves interaction with many cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams including hardware, software and system engineers. Being able to work through ambiguities and in a collaborative manner with all these teams is essential. - Work with cross-functional teams on new systems and technologies. - Explore new approaches aligned with emerging technologies, competitive performance requirements, and critical system constraints. - Perform feasibility analysis including SoC area, performance and power estimates. - Guide an efficient system/hardware/software architecture to meet product requirements. - Assess and guide system integration feasibility, feature and implementation trade-offs of new technologies. - Review, challenge and influence roadmaps, and set technology intercept targets for future SoCs. - Recognize and understand technology trends. - Specification ownership/authoring for the High-level architecture spec or key SoC features.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

Additional Requirements

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