HID, Software QA Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Feb 13, 2019
Role Number: 200015708
Be part of the Input Device QA team, focused on testing application software used to collect data and develop Apple’s next generation features and algorithms. This includes technologies such as Multitouch, Heart-rate sensing, TouchID, and FaceID. Testing is focused on macOS, iOS, and watchOS applications that drive unique UI experiences, interface with firmware and low level software drivers, and provide data to processing pipelines. You will be a motivated individual who independently follows up on bugs, collaborates with developers to resolve issues and can understand and discuss technical problems with other QA engineers, development partners and program managers.

Key Qualifications

  • Partnering with a development team to quickly learn a new application, break it into functional parts, and identify potential weaknesses
  • Understanding the context where an application will be deployed, providing insights to potential failures
  • Authoring detailed test plans that cover all functionality and edge cases of a system
  • Developing robust and repeatable automated testing solutions
  • Executing manual and automated test plans on a variety of hardware and software configurations
  • Crafting quality from an early stage by being involved through the entire project lifecycle
  • Documentation of test cases and code used for test execution
  • Tracking performance, reporting results to management, driving issues to closure
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams, guaranteeing complete test coverage and a seamless end user experience.
  • Crafting creative new tools, fixtures, and methodologies to stress software features


AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE WILL: - Have a passion for quality, enjoy the challenge of breaking things through creative testing - Thrive in uncertain, rapid project schedules, being able to quickly shift priorities and maximize testing time. - Strive to innovate and try new things, incorporating continuous improvement of testing methods HELPFUL/USEFUL EXPERIENCE: - Experience writing and/or testing standalone software applications - Proficiency with Python of Javascript - Test tool and automation development - Knowledge of Mac systems and MacOS/iOS or UNIX variant - Track record of shipping great consumer products - Use of software measurement tools to analyze performance and memory usage - Continuous integration and scheduling systems - UI/UX design or test experience - Cloud services and data processing

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CPE/EE or related degrees

Additional Requirements

  • 2+ years experience with software or application testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills