AR/VR Connectivity Research Engineer

Munich, Bavaria-Bayern, Germany
Machine Learning and AI


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200425203
We’re a diverse collection 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 iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. And the same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. The Technology Development Group (TDG) is looking for a R&D engineer with experience working across the device software stack. The ideal candidate will have a track record of working well across teams and collaborating to research, build and maintain complex systems. In this role, you will work closely with hardware and software teams from across the company to help us shape and craft the next generation of connectivity technologies for our platform. Within our organization, you will have a uniquely rewarding opportunity to research and develop software in an inclusive team culture for future products that will delight and inspire millions of people every day.

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for system level programming concepts
  • Knowledge of OS internals, networking and wireless subsystems architecture
  • Knowledgeable about TCP/IP networking fundamentals and related standard networking protocols
  • Strong C/C++ programming with familiarity of other languages
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivation and curiosity to explore new technologies
  • Willingness to expand into additional areas in which the candidate may not yet have experience


We are a team of architects and specialists who are looking for an individual to help research and develop connectivity solutions to enable a new class of networked services and applications. Networking, distributed systems and developing with system power and performance in mind will be central to this role. You should be capable of balancing system tradeoffs such as power, latency, and compute, while ensuring maximum privacy, security, and user experience. This position will require the candidate to make use of their fundamental understanding of and interest in connectivity/networking and principles. Their specific duties will vary by project but will generally include performing research, design, analysis, hands-on prototyping, testing, experimentation, and modeling and simulation to address sophisticated questions regarding design, security, and performance of networked products. You need to be able to work in a fast-paced environment, operate gracefully under stress, balance multiple assignments in parallel, and be self-driven to be effective in an environment with little overhead. The candidate also needs to show initiative and be able to take ownership of a problem area. Cross-functional collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams is an important aspect of this role.

Education & Experience

M.S. or Ph.D. preferred in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field

Additional Requirements

  • R&D or analysis interest and experience
  • A proven track record to present research findings and recommendations to all levels of stakeholders, including executive management
  • A proven ability to rapidly acquire familiarity with emergent technologies and software algorithms
  • Experience in one or more of the following:
  • o Wireless networking technologies
  • o Cloud networking fundamentals
  • o Edge computing
  • o Deep Learning, Machine Learning
  • o Information-Centric Networking / Named Data Networking
  • o Mesh networking
  • o Ad-hoc networking
  • o Hardware offloads
  • Experience with ARM embedded system development and SoC-level design
  • Experience with network performance measurement and analysis tools
  • Experience with modeling and simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink, ns-3, etc.