Apple Seeking iPhone HW Test Engineer

A job listing at reveals that Cupertino is seeking an HW test engineer with experience in embedded systems. This person must also have knowledge of various technologies including RFID, the job description reveals.

The listing was reportedly changed this past weekend with an update to the RFID reference in the job listing which has now replaced with RF.

Radio-frequency identification or RFID is a technology that uses communication via radio waves to exchange data between a reader and an electronic tag attached to an object, for the purpose of identification and tracking.

[admark=1]Apple is rumored to be adopting the technology in its iOS portables, alongside NFC (Near Field Communications) for the purpose of turning these devices into regular iWallets.

The respective job description can be found below. Those interested in applying for the job can visit Apple here.

Senior HW ATE Engineer

Apple Inc.’s iPod/iPhone/iPad HW Test Engineering is looking for a consumed HW engineer with real world experience in Embedded system and ATE

to research, design, and implement new test instrumentation solutions for use in the factory and/or labs.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable doing theoretical work and as working with a soldering iron.

Come and join a dynamic and exciting team of engineers who are reinventing the way consumer electronics are tested in manufacturing!

You will be exposed to various fields as ICT, FCT, RF, Audio, Acoustics, Video, Sensors, ...

You will be integral part of New Product Introduction and work cross-functionally with multiple Apple Engineering teams: PD, EE, SW, DFM, …


+ Research, prototype, design, and Implement new test instrumentation solutions for lab and manufacturing.

+ Write technical assessment and cost analysis of existing and future instrumentation solutions

+ Provide technical support to internal Apple fixture team

+ Provide RFPs, acceptance test, and acceptance test criteria for 3rd solutions

+ Participate in Audit of 3rd vendors

+ Deployment of new technologies to the factories

+ Troubleshooting, debugging, testing of test equipment in lab and manufacturing


+ BS EE required, MSEE or PhD preferred.

+ Expert experience in Embedded Systems (HW/Firmware development, µController)

+ Expert experience in ATE

+ Expert experience in board layout and schematic capture (ORCAD tools)

+ Very good ASIC, FPGA , MOSFETs, IGBTs knowledge

+ Very good Analog/Digital Circuits design experience

+ Very good ICE/JTAG experience

+ Very good DSP experience

+ Good Motor Control and Sensorless Motor Control experience

+ Good RTOS, SoC knowledge

+ Good A/D and D/A Converters knowledge

+ Proficiency in IEEE-1394, CANBUS

+ Proficiency in Mathematics and Statistics

+ Proficiency in C/C++, VHDL or Verilog, MatLab, and at least one scripting language (Perl, Python, Bourne, Tcl, …)

+ Proficiency in RFP process (Military preferred)

+ Proficiency in using lab instruments (Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, Power Meter, Network Analyzer, Logic Analyzer)

+ Proficiency in BOM (e.g. Agile or equivalent)

+ Ability to handle multiple project simultaneously on aggressive schedule

+ MUST be able to travel internationally (20%)

Additional Preferred Experience:

+ Robotics



+ OSX Programing experience

+ POSIX Multithread Programming

+ Audio, Acoustics

+ RF

+ Sensors

+ 3-D CAD

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