Cupertino, California

Summary

Posted: Dec 3, 2020
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200205851
Do you thrive on variety, collaboration, and facilitating solutions to hard software engineering challenges? Are you looking to continually apply the best practices of your craft with peers from multiple areas of Software Development across multiple internal and external partners? Partner Engineering is a role focused on improving our software ecosystem. Some of the ways it can be improved is by working closely with our partner external software developers, helping them land technology transitions and stay modern with platform best practices. Our team listens to their requirements, goals and enhancement requests and translates those into improvements in our own APIs or features when applicable. We work with our internal teams to understand what’s needed of our external partners as we develop new technologies and products, and then work with those partners to find the most efficient way to meet those needs. Translating this knowledge into more clearly defined features, APIs, samples, patches or new direction are possible paths to success in the team!

Key Qualifications

Key Qualifications
  • Strong computer science fundamentals, specifically with operating systems
  • Strong programming language skills (pointers, memory management, algorithms) and language skills C, Objective C, or C++
  • Good practical experience in debugging and debugging tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are a requirement due to the high level of interaction with internal and external engineering teams & management
  • Creative thinker and problem solver with meticulous attention to detail
  • Passionate, inquisitive, and seeks to take on everyday problems in innovative ways

Description

Description
On the Developer Ecosystem Engineering team, partner engineers help analyze partners products and recommend technical optimizations and best practice to take advantage of our shifting technology space. We host developers for in-person engineering sessions to unblock technical roadblocks and accelerate development. We are a resource for external partners and internal teams for advocating/implementing changes to improve the ecosystem. This is often focused on new, in development technologies. We often move between multiple platforms as external teams challenges shift, problems arise on iOS or macOS variants of our partners products. We use this as an opportunity to further our own knowledge, solve a real problem in the ecosystem and feed these problems back into Apple to make something a little better the next time around.

Education & Experience

Education & Experience
- BS/MS, preferably Computer Science or related experience

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements
  • - Experience in macOS or iOS programming at the application, framework, graphics and kernel levels a strong plus
  • - Experience with Mono, Qt, or x86 assembly a plus
  • - Experience with platform-specific debugging tools (lldb, dtrace, etc.) a plus
  • -Experience with Audio, audio plugins, Core Audio and DSPs a plus

Cupertino, California

We’re a diverse collective of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including Apple TV, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And the same innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it.

Every new product we invent, service we create, or store we open is the result of people working together to make each other’s ideas stronger. That happens here because every one of us strives toward a common goal — creating the best customer experiences. So bring your passion, courage, and original thinking and get ready to share it. This is where your work can make a difference in people’s lives. Including your own.

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