OS Performance Engineer

San Diego, California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200419144
Why Apple? We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications and new hardware. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. The Performance team is looking to take our OS Performance to the next level. This is a terrific position for an engineer passionate in solving challenging performance problems and working on cutting edge technologies/new products.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in Systems Engineering, primarily across the Software stack, or other experience pointing to success as a generalist
  • Strong understanding of hardware/software interactions, Operating Systems, Device Drivers, Kernel/Firmware Abstractions
  • Excellent Command of C, C++ or Assembly
  • Experience developing and using Performance tracing, profiling, logging tools will be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent teamwork and organizational skills.
  • Experience with objective-C, Swift and iOS/macOS Frameworks/APIs will be a plus.


Make a difference in Apple’s operating systems by collaborating with hardware teams and software teams across the stack from firmware, kernel to applications - This position will require analyzing performance of various user experience focussed workloads and engaging with engineering teams to gain a deep understanding of problem domains. Evangelize best practices and pursue improvements.

Education & Experience

Degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent experience/skills.

Additional Requirements