SMC Test Engineer

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: Mar 23, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200156294

Are you a big-picture thinker who loves setting ambitious goals? Do you have a passion for understanding how each line of code affects all the others? In the Core Operating Systems group ensuring the OS is inseparable from each device's identity as a whole. That's because this group is committed to building fully integrated operating systems that combine hardware, software, and apps into a single Apple experience. Your dedication to cross-disciplinary collaboration will help develop groundbreaking technologies, such as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. By crafting these distinct, holistic user experiences, you'll continue to uphold and advance the excellence people expect from Apple devices. The Mac Platform Software team is looking for a test engineer to join an innovative team responsible for ensuring the quality of System Management Controller(SMC) firmware and software technologies for the Mac product line. Mac Platform Software is responsible for bringing up macOS and Windows on all new Mac products, including the development and integration of firmware and systems software for macOS and Windows, the development of platform-level features for the Mac, and the leadership of multi-functional debug and optimization efforts across hardware and software teams.

Key Qualifications

  • - A real passion for quality in consumer products
  • - Experience with the development and deployment of automated and white-box testing
  • - Experience with firmware, device driver, or kernel level test development
  • - Experience with power management and thermal control/sensor software
  • - Strong C/C++ and Python programming skills
  • - Hands-on approach and willingness to take on new challenges
  • - Desire to work in a highly reciprocal team
  • - Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • - Bachelor's degree in CS, CE, EE or equivalent industry experience required
  • - Understanding of the x86 platform and standards, including ACPI, SMM, PnP, PCIe, JEDEC DDR a plus
  • - Familiarity with both UNIX and Windows software development a plus


DESCRIPTION The SMC Test Engineer is responsible for testing critical firmware and systems software deliverables. Primary job responsibilities include: - Creating test plans with development engineers for specific SMC features and Mac hardware programs - Developing test frameworks and harnesses to enable comprehensive component-level test coverage - Developing test automation infrastructure to deliver broad, repeatable regression testing - Developing and executing automated and manual tests to fulfill tests plans - Coordinating with multi-functional test engineering and QA teams to ensure adequate test coverage of complex features - Identifying and vocalizing risks areas during product and technology development

Education & Experience

BS computer science or related degree

Additional Requirements

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