Senior Driver Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200469655
Imagine what you could do at Apple! Everyday new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Do you bring passion and dedication to your job? If so, we are looking for individuals like you. The Audio and Media Technologies Group (AMT) is at the center of audio, video and graphics support in Apple’s innovative products, including the AirPods, HomePod, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV. AMT’s Audio team provides the audio foundation for various high profile features like Game Audio, Siri, FaceTime, media capture, playback and API’s for third party developers to enrich our platforms. The team is seeking an expert driver engineer responsible for the development of audio related drivers and applications for the Mac, iOS and tvOS hardware platforms. You will work hand-in-hand with the Audio Design & Engineering Team, innovating in small groups with high initiative. We're looking for a strong background in driver development, network and bus protocols, and low level debugging.

Key Qualifications

  • 5 + years of experience in software development, new hardware bringup, debugging and testing
  • Experience with kernel level programming, device drivers and/or real-time systems software
  • Experience with designing, implementing and analyzing performance of network or bus protocols
  • Excellent programming skills with knowledge of C, C++, and Objective-C or Swift
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


We are looking for a senior engineer with strong programming skills to work on upcoming Apple products. In this role, you will be responsible for the design and development of drivers, APIs and transport protocols for new hardware and software releases at Apple. This role is perfect for someone who enjoys engaging at all layers of the software stack, from low level kernel drivers written in C++, to higher level APIs and frameworks written in Objective C or Swift. It is an opportunity to make significant contributions to the core technologies that underpin many audio/video features at Apple such as AirPlay, Continuity Camera, and future projects. Some of the day to day responsibilities include: - Design, develop and debug audio drivers, protocols and APIs - Driver bringup for new platforms and peripherals related to audio transport and synchronization - Participate in monitoring industry standards bodies and new specification development - Participate in medium and large scale software engineering processes - Create and maintain engineering documents

Education & Experience

BS in computer science or engineering (or equivalent experience)

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with IOKit, DriverKit or userspace driver development is a plus
  • Experience with networking, IEEE 802.11 and IEEE 1588 / Precision Time Protocol is a plus
  • Experience in the audio industry developing drivers or systems is a plus
  • Understanding of USB, Ethernet and network clock synchronization protocols and standards is a plus

Pay & Benefits