Audio Software Test Engineer

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


Posted: Sep 4, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114241071
The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the audio, video, and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iTunes, and macOS, as well as professional and consumer applications from Final Cut, Logic and iWork. The Audio QA group provides audio software test support across all of Apple’s products. We are seeking a creative, and organized test engineer to develop automated solutions to support and enhance our quality initiatives. Audio drivers, firmware and audio subsystems will all be qualified using this automated toolset.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+years experience in audio development and test
  • Advanced understanding of macOS and iOS platforms
  • Expertise with scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Javascript)
  • Expertise with test automation framework development
  • Experience using revision control systems (svn, git)
  • Knowledge of Apple software developer tools (Xcode, Objective-C, Cocoa, Swift)
  • Working knowledge of C, C++
  • Audio DSP experience is preferred
  • Familiarity with real-time audio handling (sample rates, buffering, PCM, drivers, etc.)
  • A foundational understanding of electronics, audio technology, and recording studios
  • Musicians welcome


You will contribute to the development of our automation infrastructure and tools for macOS and iOS. You will work with peer groups to understand the needs, challenges and existing tools and be involved in defining and updating team test tools, processes and procedures. In this position you will need to be a self-starter with excellent communications skills and attention to detail. In this role, you'll need to work well both on a team, and on their own. The fast-paced nature of the job requires someone who can work well under pressure and quickly adapt new technology into effective audio testing. We are seeking someone who is intensely curious yet focused on delivering results in a timely manner. An eye and ear for quality is a required.

Education & Experience

BS/BA in Computer Science, Audio Engineering or Music Technology

Additional Requirements