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Apple CPU RTL Architect (Execution, Load/Store) in Waltham, Massachusetts

CPU RTL Architect (Execution, Load/Store)

Waltham,Massachusetts,United States


Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, hard-working people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products! The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want to join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! Apple’s Silicon Engineering Group (SEG) designs high-performance, low power microprocessors that power our innovative products, including the iPhone, iPad, Watch, Vision Pro, and Mac. We are looking for an experienced engineer to drive architecture and RTL development of CPU integer, floating-point, and/or load/store execution for our performant cores.


As a CPU RTL Architect, you will own or participate in the following: - Micro-architecture development and specification - from early high-level architectural exploration through micro-architectural research and arriving at a detailed specification - RTL ownership - development, assessment and refinement of RTL design to target power, performance, area and timing goals - Verification - support the verification team in test bench development, formal methods, and simulation/emulation for functional verification - Performance exploration and correlation - explore high performance strategies and work with the performance verification team to verify that the RTL design meets targeted performance - Design delivery - work with multifunctional engineering team to implement and verify physical design on the aspects of timing, area, reliability, testability, and power

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Thorough knowledge of microprocessor architecture including expertise in one or more of the following areas: out-of-order execution, instruction scheduling, integer and floating point execution, load/store execution, cache and memory subsystems

  • Knowledge of Verilog and/or VHDL. Experience with simulators and waveform debugging tools.

  • Knowledge of logic design principles along with timing and power implications

  • Understanding of low power microarchitecture techniques

  • Understanding of high-performance techniques and trade-offs in a CPU microarchitecture

  • Experience in C or C++ programming

  • Experience using an interpretive language such as Perl or Python

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Minimum BS and 10+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

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