System Software Engineer

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: Jun 1, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200056673

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, you'll ensure 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. Be a part of making the next generation of Apple products. Join an interdisciplinary team in Apple's Core OS group working across the entire system, from the kernel up through libraries, frameworks, and applications. As an engineer you will have a major impact on the design and implementation of Apple's embedded and desktop operating system products, collaborating closely with experts throughout Apple's software and hardware organizations. You'll work with some of the most talented engineers in the industry. We are looking for a candidate who wants to be challenged and is passionate about working on products that affect the lives of millions of users.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent C and C++ programming skills
  • Experience with Objective-C or Swift is a plus
  • Strong understanding of operating systems internals
  • Experience with kernel and/or system framework and/or device driver development
  • Ability to quickly understand and modify existing codebases
  • Ability to ramp up quickly on both new technologies and existing technologies.
  • Familiarity with Apple products and technologies is a plus
  • Previous experience with platform bring-up or porting of operating systems is a plus
  • Highly focused, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
  • Excellent collaborative skills, with strong written and verbal communication


You will be bringing up new hardware / software platforms. Solve problems, innovative solutions to complex problems, make the pieces fit together, and implement solutions to fill in the gaps. Work on prototypes and products within a tight-knit team to build out missing functionality, as well as working collaboratively with experts throughout the company.

Education & Experience

BS or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience/skills

Additional Requirements

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