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Apple Looking for iPhone GPS Engineer


A recent job posting shows that Apple is was looking for a GPS QA Engineer for their iPhone team. This could certainly fuel some questions about what their future GPS plans might be, especially since they noted they would prefer someone with NMEA experience. The full job description follows appears to originally have been posted back in mid December, 2008 here.

The iPhone Quality team is looking for a motivated, highly-technical GPS QA Engineer with excellent problem solving and communication skills. You will join a dynamic team responsible for qualifying the latest iPhone products. Your focus will be testing the GPS functionality in Apples innovative new phone. The successful candidate will complete both documented and adhoc testing to ensure high quality releases.

Required Experience:

  • EE degree, CS degree or equivalent
  • Familiarity with MS-B/MS-A A-GPS
  • Experience with GPS technologies in mobile devices
  • Must be able to work independently and should be proactive
  • Demonstrated ability to own a complete functional area of an application or product
  • Good understanding of SQA methodologies & practices
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Comfortable with working on hardware and in supporting engineering in debugging/reproducing hard to reproduce issues

Preferred Experience:

  • experience and understanding of NMEA a plus
  • experience in competitive analysis of GPS products a plus
  • Experience in testing cellular technologies(GSM/GPRS)
  • Experience in automating Phone testing
  • Experience in using Unit Testing frameworks
  • C coding experience a plus

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