Silicon Validation Software Engineer: Build and Automation Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200054437
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. Dynamic, smart people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product. Are you passionate about software automation and release engineering? Does the phrase “automate all the things!” excite you? Do you love building automation solutions that enable software development/release (which scales to hundreds or thousands of builds)? If so, come join our small team of highly-focused engineers who play a key role in the success of the silicon validation team. We’re looking for people who enjoy designing solutions to solve problems rather than focusing on completing tasks as fast as possible.

Key Qualifications

  • Expertise in C coding and debugging linker issues
  • Expertise with GNU Make
  • Expertise with Unix / Linux
  • Experience running a Jenkins instance, including developing/managing build and deployment flows from scratch
  • Expertise with Git (or other distributed VCS)
  • Expertise developing automated deployment solutions using a configuration management system (Salt/Ansible/Puppet/Chef, Salt is a big plus)
  • Experience with an object oriented language (Java and Python preferred)
  • Extremely organized, detail oriented, and thorough in every undertaking
  • Several years of experience in a software development and/or operations role


- Your strong troubleshooting ability will be used daily. You will take steps to isolate issues and determine root cause(s) through investigative analysis, communicate your findings to the team, and take action to correct the root cause of the issues - You will draw upon your experience to ask "what are we trying to accomplish?" instead of "how would you like this implemented?" - You will work with various groups within the department to get to the root of the problem which is driving a request - You will value innovative solutions, rather than ones which merely satisfy a list of requirements - You are an independent problem-solver who is self-motivated to achieve group objectives

Education & Experience

BS / MS / Ph.D in EE or CS is required

Additional Requirements