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Apple Silicon Validation Software Engineer: CPU and Memory Hierarchy in Boston, Massachusetts

Silicon Validation Software Engineer: CPU and Memory Hierarchy

Boston,Massachusetts,United States


  • Understanding of micro-processor architecture

  • Knowledge of ARM or another CPU instruction set architecture

  • Familiarity with memory technologies and power management

  • Experienced C and assembly programmer

  • Some experience with scripting languages such as Python, Perl, or Tcl

  • Some knowledge of software tool chains including including compilers, assemblers, and source control tools is a plus

  • Ability to work well in a team, but to be responsible and self-driven.


Work with designers and architects to understand the functionality of various blocks in the SoC Create validation test plans, ensuring all key features are covered Develop SW workloads to validate various CPU and memory subsystem features Integration of these workloads into an existing system validation tool Make enhancements to the tool's SW framework to support new CPU architectures Drive the bring-up and execution of our validation SW in pre-silicon (FPGAs) and post-silicon (development boards) Debug workload failures using a variety of tools and hooks Release and distribute our system validation SW to cross-functional teams across Apple

Education & Experience

A minimum requirement of a bachelor's degree.

Additional Requirements

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