Video Codec Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Dec 18, 2018
Role Number: 200007905
Imagine the impact you can make. A billion users will use the technologies you helped craft almost daily. At Apple, you will have the opportunity to work on products that are always leaders in the industry and occasionally, change the world! The Video Engineering group at Apple is responsible for creating the image/video core technologies used in almost all Apple products and services. In this role, you will develop frameworks, drivers and firmware for image and video compression/processing, implementing features for applications such as the iPhone/iPad HDR video playback, FaceTime and many more. As an embedded software engineer, you will work on the video/image subsystem, including new video compression/processing feature development, performance and power optimization. The applicant will be an extraordinary teammate and have a consistent track record of development for large volume product shipment.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with video codec (MPEG2/4, H264/AVC, or HEVC) is a plus
  • Knowledge of Digital Rights management (DRM) concepts, data encryption/decryption standards used in video a huge plus
  • Experience with firmware/driver development and hardware bring-up a huge plus
  • Excellent software design, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Shown programming skills and C/C++ coding abilities
  • Experience in embedded real time multitasking software system
  • Minimum of 3 years direct related experience in software development
  • Good written and oral interpersonal skills


You will focus on bringing up new HW platforms as well as working on the roadmap for future projects. You will help developing video software features in collaboration with multiple teams and fix the related bugs. You will also work on prototyping features for future products and design, improve and maintain the software infrastructure across multiple platforms and write and enhance new testing tools. Multi-functional collaboration is key to this role and strong team spirit.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related majors

Additional Requirements