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We are seeking an ambitious and highly motivated senior hardware engineer to play a central role in the definition, design and production of Apple’s next generation standard server and storage server platforms. As a key member of our hardware team, you will have the outstanding and rewarding opportunity to be on the cutting edge of crafting customized platforms that fit within Apples future application and datacenter environments. These platforms are the bedrock of the internet services that will delight and inspire millions of customers every day.
Storage Platform Lead : Hardware Engineering lead for Server and/or Server Storage Platforms for hyperscale data center environments Storage Server Architecture : You define the detailed design requirements, specifications, and electrical and hardware requirements for future IS storage platforms and components. Key influencer within Apple’s Internet Services and IT teams for the Hardware Roadmap Maintains familiarity with industry technology and trends, assessing areas that could be intercepted into future designs. You will define power, management and control interfaces within the IS platforms to ensure use and consistency among vendors. Also responsible for system level interface connection definition to any rack level or data center management control plane. You will work alongside the IS Advanced technology team to integrate approved technologies into hardware designs. Work in tandem with Apple GDCS power team to guarantee future datacenter power topologies are understood and clear paths to adoption are in place for approved designs. Responsible for defining key firmware components required for IS system PCAs. i.e. Hardware CPLD/PAL/FPGA code controlling GPIO mapping, power sequencing, etc. Works hand in hand with System Design partners to review layout/schematics to ensure industry standards are followed. Responsible for Hardware Engineering Lab, defining equipment and capabilities Works closely with the Engineering Hardware Tech to test, evaluate hardware platforms. Electrical HW point of contact during issue debug and root cause analysis. Works with system vendors and industry technology providers (Intel, AMD, etc) as necessary. Leads complex hardware debug activities in the IS hardware lab. Engages with IS HW Engineering team to ensure future systems provide the right mix of management capabilities, performance tuning and debug-ability Involved in trade off decisions involving efficiency, cost, manufacturability, signal integrity, etc. Makes recommendation to management. Works with key technology suppliers to know detail roadmaps, capabilities, benefits, etc. Integrates Industry standard methodologies into IS Hardware designs. Industry presence and involvement in hardware initiatives within the industry like Open Compute or Open 19.