RF Test Engineering Program Manager

Job Description

Apple, Inc.

At Apple, we focus on innovative design and principled execution to build the most efficient range of products and deliver industry-leading power and performance. We partner across multi-functional teams to build truly optimized products and amazing user experiences. To accomplish this, we need technical excellence combined with the expertise to work across the organization and to put each decision in the right context. As an Engineering Program Manager for the Wireless Systems & Compliance Engineering team, you will apply your Program / Project management skills and have significant responsibility for driving multiple RF test-related projects that are essential to timely, successful release of Apple products. This is an individual contributor role. The teams that the EPM will support have responsibility for ensuring that Apple products meet RF performance specifications and align with relevant government and industry regulations. To ensure RF compliance, testing is performed with a range of niche RF test equipment and setups, including conducted RF test stations, anechoic and semi-anechoic chambers as well as custom crafted setups in indoor and outdoor environments. The test setups include instrument and robotics automation, as needed. The team’s responsibilities include direct testing of products with RF features as well as testing to assess potential RF degradation due to interaction with accessories.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven track record in a technical role related to the RF test discipline.
  • Proficient Technical Program or Project Management.
  • Experience working in a multifaceted engineering environment and real-time crisis leadership skills.
  • Strong desire to own/drive project development using well defined metrics.
  • Knowledge of 3GPP RF test specifications, experience with RF test equipment, understanding of cellular standards including WCDMA, LTE and 5G, general knowledge of WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS is all a plus.
  • Candidate must have experience with principled issue reporting, bug tracking, and communication of program risks & status.
  • Candidate should be able engage in technical discussions related to RF testing with the multi-functional teams.


– You will facilitate technical issue resolution to enable timely readiness of RF testing facilities and related equipment. – Collaborate with Apple Facilities to plan, procure and coordinate build-out of RF test facilities. – Manage multiple parallel projects. – Team up with RF test engineers and technicians to develop plans for indoor (test chamber) and outdoor (field) testing of Apple products including iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch among others. – You will coordinate and drive build-readiness reviews. – You will manage specification reviews and the spec sign off process. – You will collaborate with System EPMs to coordinate regulatory testing within the timeline for product MP release. – You will work closely with factory teams to enable RF testing in development and mass production. – Attend and drive technical sessions with suppliers/design partners to supervise & follow through issues/customer concerns. – You will attend and drive collaboration and co-ordination sessions with cross functional team members from SW/FW/HW to track feature enablement. – You will present to management in weekly cross functional meetings to align on project progress. – You will prepare issue/bug reports to present to system level teams, cross functional teams and management.

Education & Experience

BS + 10 years of relevant experience

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 $152,400.00 and $268,200.00, 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.


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