Mac Firmware Quality Manager

Austin, Texas, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200148829
Are you a big-picture thinker who loves setting ambitious goals? Do you have a passion for understanding how each line of code affects all the others? In the Core Operating Systems group, you will ensure the OS is inseparable from each device’s identity as a whole. That’s because this group is committed to building fully integrated operating systems that combine hardware, software, and apps into a single Apple experience. Your dedication to cross-disciplinary collaboration will help develop groundbreaking technologies, such as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. By crafting these distinct, holistic user experiences, you’ll continue to uphold and advance the excellence people expect from Apple devices. The Mac Platform Software team in Core OS is looking for an engineering manager to lead an Austin-based team of test engineers responsible for ensuring the quality of key firmware and software technologies for the Mac product line. Mac Platform Software is responsible for bringing up macOS and Windows on all new Mac products, including the development and integration of test software for macOS and Windows, the development of platform-level features for the Mac, and the leadership of cross-functional debug and optimization efforts across hardware and software teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Passion for quality in consumer products
  • Experience leading a team of test and software engineers
  • Experience with firmware, device-driver, and kernel-level test development
  • Experience with test strategies including unit, system-integration, white-box, black-box, fuzz, conformance, and compliance
  • Consistent track record of producing and executing test plans aligned with project and program schedules
  • History of setting aggressive yet attainable goals and motivating teams to achieve them
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, or EE, or equivalent industry experience
  • Knowledge of UEFI and the x86 platform and standards, including ACPI, SMM, PnP, PCIe, and JEDEC DDR a plus
  • Strong understanding of PCIe and system power management a plus
  • Familiarity with both UNIX and Windows software development a plus


The Mac Firmware Quality Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of an engineering team that is responsible for the quality of Apple’s UEFI implementation and its related technologies. Building an Austin-based team by hiring and retaining top-tier engineering talent Working with the broader Mac Platform team to understand and prioritize test engineering needs Working with the broader Mac Firmware team to create test plans for specific platform-level features Coordinating with cross-functional test engineering and QA teams to ensure adequate test coverage Boldly pursuing the development of test automation and test frameworks to enable comprehensive test coverage Identifying and vocalizing risk areas during product and technology development Promoting a team culture that encourages innovation and sets high standards for quality and productivity

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field

Additional Requirements