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System Software Engineer

San Diego, CA


Posted: May 17, 2024

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200551393

The Product Integrity group is looking for a Systems Software Engineer to build future products. As a member of the OS Diagnostics team you will develop and maintain software used to calibrate and test new hardware, debug software and hardware both independently and multi-functionally, and collaborate with many other teams at Apple and at various contract manufacturers. Your experience writing and debugging software on different hardware platforms will be essential to your success.


In this role you will be responsible for debugging, maintaining, and developing internal software running on many Apple products. You will have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of worldwide multi-functional teams including Hardware Engineering, Software Engineering, Operations, and our Contract Manufacturing partners. You will engage with many products from early development through mass production where your contributions will directly impact hardware quality. Your responsibilities will include: - Solving sophisticated problems that will require multi-functional engagement and support. - Completing work with effective prioritization, communication, and multitasking abilities. - Maintaining critical manufacturing software. - Developing scripts and tools to improve efficiency. - Reviewing and implementing hardware test specifications. - Developing applications, frameworks, and command line utilities. - Supporting hardware production locally and remotely (travel up to 15%).

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Key Qualifications

  • Tried task management
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in at least one of C/C++/Objective-C/Swift
  • Experience with Python/Lua/Bash
  • Experience developing in Unix, Linux, or macOS
  • Experience debugging at all levels of an operating system
  • Familiar with embedded system architecture

Education & Experience

- BS in Electrical/Computer Engineering

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 $110,219 and $198,100 annualized, 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 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.


  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

Client-provided location(s): San Diego, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200551393
Employment Type: Other

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