HID Algorithms Software Engineer

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


Role Number:200541141
Apple’s Human Interface Devices (HID) group is responsible for developing innovative ways to interact with Apple products. We work across product lines, delivering technologies like AirPods, iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other future Apple input technologies. The HID Algorithms team is an eclectic group with backgrounds in computer science, signal processing, machine learning, control theory, human factors, and more. We’re looking for a skilled software engineer to help build the infrastructure and solution patterns for implementing our sensor data processing algorithms — the algorithms that underlie the interactive technologies our customers rely on everyday. In this role, you’ll design and build scalable, high-quality shared libraries for the future of Apple’s human interface devices! This is a key position at a focal point for HW/SW/UI integration. You will learn and work across multiple layers of the stack, from firmware to distributed data processing, and design innovative infrastructure for scalable, testable, production-quality algorithms. You will help our team build algorithm pipelines to translate sensor data into user intent, design new interactions, and validate their effectiveness for a large population.

Key Qualifications

  • Minumum five years of experience in the industry.
  • Strong C/C++ programming
  • Solid experience in SW architecture design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling)
  • Knows what it takes to implement math routines efficiently in low-level C/C++, such as signal/image processing algorithms or numerical solvers. You will be comfortable guiding colleagues to implement such routines while balancing speed, memory consumption and readability
  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Excellent problem-solving and root-cause analysis skills


The ideal engineer is comfortable working in a dynamic and creative team charged with crafting the way we will interact with next-generation Apple products. You are self-motivated, an excellent problem solver, and a fast learner. You are quick to forge relationships and comfortable with change and ambiguity. You have strong technical leadership skills and enjoy collaborating with others toward the creation of commercial-grade software. You will bring software expertise to a highly interdisciplinary team, working with engineers of many talents to tackle challenging problems.

Education & Experience

B.S. or M.S. in EE, CS, ME, mathematics, physics, or another engineering or technical field We would appreciate additional experience with: Exposure to AI/ML projects such as working with ML data engineering or algorithms teams Experience building scalable ML systems spanning multiple teams or organizations Experience using large scale distributed cloud compute and data management systems

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform crucial job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.