Cupertino, California

Summary

Posted: Jan 13, 2021
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200214794
Why write a single app when you could help shape a million? The AppKit team is responsible for delivering the user experience on the Mac, and builds the components and APIs used by all macOS applications. We have an impact across the entire breadth of the macOS system, directly impacting the experience of every single user. Are you passionate about providing users and developers with a first-class experience? Join us, and help make the Mac better for everyone!

Key Qualifications

Key Qualifications
  • Strong object oriented programming skills
  • In-depth development experience at the application and user interface level with Cocoa, Cocoa Touch, Windows, Android, or Java
  • Ability to work collaboratively to improve designs and code
  • Solid understanding of one or more of Swift, Objective C, C, C++, or Java

Description

Description
The AppKit team is responsible for the user interface frameworks that form the heart of macOS applications. Engineers on our team are responsible for and contribute to AppKit, UIKit, and SwiftUI; building and enabling features used across the OS, such as Dark Mode, Mac Catalyst, Touch Bar, Auto Layout, and Screen Time. We provide a wide variety of building blocks including: - Windows & layout of their content - Drawing & graphics support - Enabling new input devices and other hardware - Responding to user events - User controls like buttons, sliders, and tables - Document management infrastructure As a developer on the AppKit team, you'll constantly improve existing components and bring new user interface concepts to life. You'll be responsible for crafting and evolving the Objective-C and Swift APIs that application developers use to build their apps, and you will provide guidance and support for internal and external developers that adopt those APIs. Our team works together closely in an open, collaborative environment – ready to share or discuss ideas, problems, and solutions. We frequently work cross-functionally with a variety of teams including HI (human interface) designers, hardware engineers, technical writers, and more. We encourage curiosity and initiative, and depend on the ability to learn and grow when approaching new features and technology. The technical problems we solve are often challenging, and we play a critical role in making the Mac what it is.

Education & Experience

Education & Experience
BS in computer science or equivalent

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements
  • - Familiarity with Unix, ideally macOS
  • - Experience developing reusable APIs

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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