Audio Software Test Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200149544
The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the audio, video, and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods, iTunes, and macOS, as well as professional and consumer applications from Final Cut, Logic and iWork. The Audio QA group provides audio software test support across all of Apple’s products. We are seeking a creative, and organized test engineer to develop automated solutions to support and enhance our quality initiatives. Audio drivers, firmware and audio subsystems will all be qualified using this automated toolset.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in audio development & test
  • Advanced understanding of macOS and iOS platforms is a must
  • Expertise in Audio Testing, isolating issues, devising test plans, driving to spec
  • Experience with FPGAs, development boards preferred
  • Familiarity with real-time audio handling (sample rates, buffering, PCM, drivers, etc.)
  • Understanding and ability to script in Python
  • Using revision control systems (svn, git)
  • Knowledge of Apple software developer tools (Xcode, Objective-C)
  • Working knowledge of C, C++
  • Audio DSP experience is preferred
  • A foundational understanding of electronics, audio technology, and recording studios
  • Musicians welcome


In this role you will contribute to the development and testing of our audio products. Work with peer groups to understand the needs, challenges and existing tools and be involved in defining and updating team test tools, processes and procedures. And you will need to be a self-starter with excellent communications skills and attention to detail. In this role, you'll need to work well both on a team, and on your own. The fast-paced nature of the job requires someone who can work well under pressure and quickly adapt new technology into effective audio testing. We are seeking someone who is intensely curious yet focused on delivering results in a timely manner. An eye and ear for quality is a required.

Education & Experience

BS/BA in Computer Science, Audio Engineering or Music Technology

Additional Requirements