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Job Title: Analog Design Lead - Power Management
Company Name: Apple
Location: Cupertino, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/12/2024
Expire Date: 08/02/2024
Job Categories: Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Writing/Authoring, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Analog Design Lead - Power Management

Posted: Mar 5, 2024

Role Number:200540738

Can you influence, connect, get results and communicate effectively? We have an extraordinary opportunity for senior level engineers to drive and lead technical engagements between Apple and silicon and IP suppliers working on groundbreaking technologies! The Custom Silicon Management Group provides critical custom silicon for all mobile products including iPhone, iPad, iPod, and AppleTV. Apple is looking for a remarkable Power Management Analog Design Lead to work with multi-functional teams and external vendors to define, develop and productize the next generation of mobile power solutions.


Imagine yourself at the center of our hardware development effort! We collaborate with all teams, playing a strategic role of getting functional products to millions of customers quickly. As a key member of the team responsible for the delivery of high-quality, on-time silicon, that spans all aspects of power management architectural design and topologies, you will: -Work with Systems and Platform teams to establish silicon requirements. -Lead efforts that develop, integrate, characterize, and test devices that include power regulators, chargers, backlight drivers, boost converters. -Deliver first revision functional silicon and production worthy silicon per system requirements, on schedule. Work with external vendors to ensure innovative design practices, methodologies and processes are in place to produce quality results. -Work together with vendors to manage the development of new process technologies and next generation architectures and circuit designs. -Ensure designs are accurately verified, validated, and tested for long-term reliability. Support multi-functional engineering teams for system validation and mass production approval.

Key Qualifications

  • We are looking for applicants with 10+ years of demonstrated ability of developing leading power management integrated solutions implemented in silicon for the mobile market with the following experience:
  • BS+10 Years of relevant industry experience, advanced degree preferred.
  • Expertise in power topologies such as buck, boost, buck-boost, charge pumps, LDOs.
  • Deep understanding of control architectures such as current mode, voltage mode, and hysteretic mode for applications include DC/DC converters, LED drivers, battery management circuits, LDOs, temperature sensors.
  • Strong understanding of semiconductor device physics, device safe-operating area (SOA), and power transistors used for high frequency switching. Solid understanding of DC/DC power converter modeling techniques using any of the following simulation tools such as MATLAB, Simplis, PSIM, or Spectre.
  • Understanding of Analog IC circuit design as it relates to power conversion architecture requirements, design tools and methodologies. Circuit blocks include bandgap references, op amps, OTAs, bias circuits, comparators, oscillators, DACs, ADCs, level- shifters, switching power stages, LDOs, charge pumps, glue logic. Key parameters include voltage and current accuracy, load and line transient response, DC gain, bandwidth, phase and gain margin, slew rate, efficiency, offset, PSRR, CMRR, noise, propagation delay, input and output common mode range, supply headroom.
  • Experience working in a team environment on mixed signal ICs that integrate power management circuits, ADCs, DACs, and digital state machines is strongly preferred with proven industry- leading design expertise required.
  • Experience taking projects from the concept phase, through chip architecture, writing electrical specifications, process technology selection, die size estimation, managing schedules, IC design, layout supervision, layout extraction and verification, DRCs, LVS, LVL, mask and wafer fabrication monitoring, ATE lab correlation, corner lot characterization analysis, hands-on lab evaluation, release to production, yield improvement, and failure analysis support.
  • Knowledge of board level considerations, including component selection, PCB layout, packaging technologies and thermal analysis.
  • Knowledge of IC process technologies, reliability design rules, ESD and latch-up testing.
  • Knowledge about industrial standards and practices in appropriate technologies.
  • Design management experience with multi-functional preferred.

Education & Experience

BS+10 Years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Some Travel Required

Pay & Benefits

    At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $160,700 and $282,500, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

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