OS Performance Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200082310
Why Apple? We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. The OS Performance Team is looking for a motivated and dedicated engineer to drive our multi-functional efforts into improving performance on unreleased macOS hardware. Engineering excellence is inspired. Will you help us design the next generation of revolutionary Apple products?

Key Qualifications

  • Understanding of OS fundamentals
  • Interest in how hardware & software interact
  • Strong coding skills, preferably in C/C++
  • Excellent software engineering experience in multiple areas, or other experience pointing to success as a generalist
  • You seek learning new technologies
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong system level understanding
  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies, prototype and propose software design and solutions
  • Real passion for product quality and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking
  • Prior development in Unix, Linux, or macOS
  • Excellent spoken and written communication
  • Strong understanding of low level software and hardware impact
  • Experience with performance tools
  • Experience with driver or kernel development


Make a difference in Apple’s operating systems and new Mac hardware by collaborating with hardware teams and software teams across the stack from EFI and kernel to applications This position will require engaging with other engineering teams to gain a deep understanding of problem domains when developing features In this role, you will analyze performance of macOS, with an emphasis on areas heavily affected by upcoming hardware decisions like boot, wake, and graphics. Evangelize best practices and pursue improvements

Education & Experience

CS degree or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements