Software Engineer, iWork

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Software and Services


Role Number:200430701
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Do you want to help reshape consumer productivity software? Are you interested in creating amazing user experiences for macOS, iOS and the web? The Apple Productivity Apps team is looking for a passionate engineer to help us build robust, scalable solutions on cutting edge technology. Be a part of the team that delivers a world class experience to millions of Apple users every day.

Key Qualifications

  • Solid grasp of computer science fundamentals
  • At least 1 year of experience in Objective-C, C++, Swift or C
  • Proficiency in object-oriented design and development
  • Ability to write performant, scalable, maintainable and correct multi-threaded code
  • Understanding of multi-platform application architecture and design patterns
  • Ability to architect clean solutions to solve complex problems, with extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to continuously learn on the job, not only from documentation but from others as well


As an engineer on the Collaboration and Persistence team you’ll help architect and maintain the real-time collaboration infrastructure shared by Keynote, Pages and Numbers, as well as the infrastructure used to store and load documents quickly on all supported Apple platforms. You will work closely with other engineers, human interface designers, quality assurance teams, and different groups across Apple as we continually advance the state of the art in consumer productivity. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, self-motivated, with a passion to writing performant and reliable code. Our team is trusted to keep our user's data stored safely, and ensure real-time collaboration edits are correctly transformed and sent to all collaborators. Your contributions will have a major impact on well-established but fast-moving software used and loved by millions of people to get things done at home, in their communities, and in their jobs. Working on iWork you’ll be part of a team of people with a variety of backgrounds and experience who love our products and our customers, enjoy learning new things every day, and still know when to put work down and get outside. Engineers on our team regularly have the opportunity to contribute to every facet of our products, from high-level UI to low-level data management to server code running on iCloud supporting shared document collaboration, as well as going beyond code to influence everything from user interface to project planning. iWork engineers have exposure to nearly every technology available on Apple’s platforms, get to ship code targeting many of our products, and get to learn from the many experienced people on our team. You’ll be trusted to work with your teammates to come up with the best solutions to technical problems and drive their adoption, and will make use of code review, automated testing, and other tools to help make sure your code meets our goals for code and customer quality.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements