Software Engineer - Core Networking

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Not Available


Posted: Dec 19, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114393750
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is looking for a talented and energetic software engineer for the Core Networking team to participate in the architecture and development of the next generation of networking technology. The team is responsible for designing and enhancing the operating system networking components across Apple's range of products including all OS X, iOS, watchOS and tvOS based products. Specific areas of responsibility include networking API, protocols and networking interfaces. The ideal candidate should possess an excellent conceptual understanding and working knowledge of TCP/IP and related networking technologies. System level software design experience is also essential. The position will require the right candidate to determine the appropriate compromise between several competing factors such as; performance, efficiency, ease of use and security. We are seeking someone who is comfortable working in an exciting environment with rapidly changing priorities, and someone creative and inspired to invent new ways to analyze and build better products.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience developing software using C/C+, Objective-C, Swift or Java
  • Experience with UNIX systems, and a deep understanding of operating system fundamentals
  • Deep understanding of multi-threaded programming and synchronization as well as multi-process IPC mechanisms
  • Understanding of TCP/IP suite of protocols
  • Excellent analytical, programming and debugging skills
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and can clearly communicate while driving multiple projects across teams
  • Experience developing commercial networking software and/or hardware products
  • Network troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


You will help architect, design and implement new features and will maintain and improve System Configuration frameworks in iOS/MacOS SDK. You will also implement and optimize daemons backing Apple System Configuration framework while developing the software that powers our next generation networking stack. In addition, you will drive correct usage of API internally and externally while working with multi-functional teams. You will be able to work in a fast paced environment, operate gracefully under stress, handle multiple assignments in parallel, and be self driven to be effective in an environment with little overhead. The candidate also needs to show initiative, be able to take ownership of a problem area, and demonstrate an ability to understand the role of the group's technology in the larger context of the product and network environment. The position has cross-functional aspects and the candidate will need to show excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • Preferred Experience:
  • - Mac OS and iOS development experience
  • - API development experience
  • - Wireless networking technologies and standards (Wi-Fi and cellular)
  • - Network debugging tools (e.g. packet sniffers, protocol analyzers)