Partner Engineering

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200116255
Do you thrive on variety, collaboration, and facilitating solutions to hard software engineering challenges? Are you looking to continually apply the best practices of your craft with peers from multiple areas of Software Development across multiple internal and external partners? Partner Engineering is a role focused on improving our software ecosystem. Some of the ways it may be improved is by working closely with our partner external software developers, to help them land technology transitions and stay modern with platform best practices. You will listen to their requirements, goals and enhancement requests then translate those into improvements in our own APIs or features when applicable. You will work with our internal teams to understand what’s needed of our external partners as we develop new technologies and products, and then work with those partners to find the most efficient way to meet those needs.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong computer science fundamentals, specifically with operating systems
  • Strong programming language skills (pointers, memory management, algorithms) and language skills C, Objective C, or C++
  • Good practical experience in debugging and debugging tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are a requirement due to the high level of interaction with internal and external engineering teams & management
  • Creative thinker and problem solver with meticulous attention to detail
  • Passionate, inquisitive, and seeks to take on everyday problems in innovative ways


• Analyze partners products and recommend technical optimizations and best practice to take advantage of our shifting technology space • Host developers for in-person engineering sessions to unblock technical roadblocks and accelerate development • Be a resource for your external partners and internal teams for advocating/implementing changes to improve the ecosystem. • Transition smoothly between multiple platforms as external teams challenges shift

Education & Experience

- BS/MS, preferably Computer Science or related experience

Additional Requirements

  • • Experience in macOS or iOS programming at the application and framework levels a strong plus
  • • Experience in macOS or iOS programming at the graphics and kernel levels a plus
  • • Experience with Mono, Qt, or x86 assembly a plus
  • • Experience with platform-specific debugging tools (lldb, dtrace, etc.) a plus
  • • Experience with Swift a plus