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Apple Media-IP SoC Performance Architect in Cupertino, California

Media-IP SoC Performance Architect

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States


  • BS and 20+ years of relevant industry experience

  • Strong understanding of SoC, fabric, and memory system architectures

  • Strong software development and organizational skills especially with modular object-oriented SW architectures in C++ Looking for people who are fast learners with strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Experience with performance model development & analysis

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for cross-functional collaboration and presentations

  • 5+ years of experience in performance modeling and architecture


  • Good understanding of data analytics, statistics, and applied ML (machine learning) for analyzing large data sets

  • Expertise in C++ & latest STL libraries, knowledge of Python, Lua, and shell scripting languages

  • Good understanding of QoS, arbitration, and queuing theory

  • No multi-media expertise required


As a Media-IP SoC Performance Architect, you will have responsibilities spanning all aspects of performance model development: planning model architecture, implementation, validation, performance studies, and RTL correlation. - Collaborate with system architecture and IP design teams to plan, implement, and validate a high-level performance model in C++. The performance model is minimal feature set to meet the model accuracy requirements yet modular and flexible enough to be adapted for new projects and architectural exploration. - Developing, analyzing, and presenting results of performance studies for different architectural and micro-architectural proposals from within the team as well as other architecture and design teams. - Develop custom tools for analyzing simulation results of these complex architectures to provide new insights into their behavior and propose innovative architectural changes to improve the performance. - Presenting performance study results to design teams and other architecture teams. - Validating the performance model against the specification and correlating the model with RTL.

Education & Experience

BS and 20+ years of relevant industry experience

Additional Requirements

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 $179,000 and $278,000, 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 (https://www.apple.com/careers/us/benefits.html) 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.

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