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Sr. Electrical Engineer (FPGA Design) job

AppleCupertino, CA
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Job Description

Sr. Electrical Engineer (FPGA Design)

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


  • Strong analytical aptitude and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Should be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision

  • Have shipped 3-4 products with FPGAs on it.

  • Min. 5 years of experience utilizing Xilinx Vivado Tool chain.

  • Min. 10 years of hands-on experience with FPGA architecture, design, coding, simulating, and debugging FPGA on actual HW.

  • Strong understanding how your HDL/RTL code will be synthesized into FPGA fabric. Code for performance!

  • Good Electrical Engineering (EE) knowledge on FPGA's HW requirements - Terminations, Signal Integrity, DC Power supplies, Jitter specifications, IO planning etc.

  • Hands-on experience using any 7 series Xilinx FPGAs - Artix-7, Kintex-7, Virtex-7, UltraScale, Zynq etc.

  • Built FPGA designs involving high-performance interfaces like DDR2/3/4, LVDS, DSPs, Ethernet, etc.

  • Experience using high-speed transceivers GTX/GTH/GTPs for interfaces like - MIPI, HDMI, DP, PCIE etc.

  • Experience using high-speed data/control interfaces like SPI, UART, I2C etc.

  • Experience using Microblaze and/or ARM based embedded processors.

  • Hands-on experience with Xilinx or 3rd party IP, as well as create own IP when needed.

  • Ability to translate SW algorithms in C/Perl/Python/Matlab into high performance HDL code.

  • Good knowledge of FPGA Clock Regions, Bank IO Constraints, Clocking resources - CMTs, PLLs, DLLs etc.

  • Understanding static timing analysis, and ability to fix timing issues.

  • Practical lab debugging skills to bring-up FPGA designs on actual PCBs using Oscilloscope, Protocol Analyzers.

  • Work effectively in a multi-functional product development HW & SW teams.

  • Ability to select FPGA Devices based on RTL resource estimation & other HW system requirements from multi-functional teams.

  • Able to work on multiple projects in parallel.


  • Demonstrate creativity in problem solving, ability to think out-of-box, and adapt quickly to new technical areas. - Promote innovation and new technology to further enhance Apple's display performance and user experience. - Create and give presentations before and after prototyping new ideas. - Work in a team environment and negotiate solutions with HW / SW Engineering and Systems Engineering. - Participate in all phases of the FPGA/EE design including requirements analysis and system architecture, RTL coding, module & system level test bench design, simulation, synthesis, verification and bring-up. - Participate in HW design reviews, and help improve existing design. - Communicate and demonstrate prototypes to multi-functional Teams. - Mentor junior colleagues when necessary.

Education & Experience

  • MS/BS in Electrical Engineering. - MS with 5+ years, or BS with 8+ years of relevant EE & FPGA Design experience

Additional Requirements

    • EE Component selection & circuit design experience is a Plus.
    • EE Schematics & Board Design/Layout experience is a Plus.
    • FW Development experience using C/C++ is a Plus.
    • Scripting or Test Automation is a Plus.

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  • Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
  • Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Sales and MarketingKnowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.



Company - Public (AAPL)


10000+ employees


Over $10B


Cupertino, CA


Information Technology




Tim Cook

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