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Mac System Architect

Company: Apple
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Mac System Architect
Austin,Texas,United States

  • Subject matter expert and strong understanding of personal computing systems and product design

  • Possesses strong technical breadth across several computer subsystem technologies, e.g., CPU, GPU, storage, memory, audio, display, input devices, power delivery, power management, networking, wireless, I/O, thermal management, cameras and sensors

  • Able to create, review and approve engineering requirement specification documents

  • Understands schematics, PCB layout & designs; has experience in bring-up, system debug and hands-on lab environments

  • Comprehends the roles of HW/FW/SW layers and how they interact in system design

  • Has strong analytic, verbal, written and communication skills. Able to summarize and effectively communicate technical issues and actions to key stakeholders and leadership teams

    In this role, you will provide architectural guidance and leadership to cross-functional engineering teams to establish new product definitions and requirements. You will also be providing system architecture guidance, including negotiating top-level product goals among a broad group of architects and system engineers, technical leads, HW & SW engineering managers, and external vendors. You will also be determining product system integration feasibility via collaboration with mechanical, physical, thermal, and electrical engineering stakeholders. You will authorize system architecture specifications and block diagrams and conduct reviews with the product teams. We also expect this individual to be collaborating with performance architects to define, model, and drive improvements in performance, power efficiency, and cost. This will also include analyzing, guiding, and supporting thermal management solutions and trade-offs. You can also expect to be anticipating future SoC requirements and negotiations with internal SoC teams to align with system product goals. We will need someone who enjoys being innovative and curious and is willing to explore and champion new product-level features and workflows. In addition, you will be reviewing, challenging, and influencing people and processes, including leading system architecture and guiding early design team activities. We also expect this individual to define, develop, and utilize tools, scripts, automation, and system analysis methods. Lastly, you will be mentoring junior engineers in best practices and data-driven processes. The role may also require occasional domestic and international travel.
    Education & Experience
    Most of our engineers have advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering (EE), Computer Engineering (CE), or Computer Science (CS). However, if you have 5+ years of relevant industry experience but followed a different path to expertise in hardware engineering, we would still like to hear from you.
    Additional Requirements
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Keywords: Apple, Austin , Mac System Architect, Other , Austin, Texas

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