Software Quality Engineer - System Stability

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200155081
Do you want make a positive impact on the direction of new, key technologies in consumer products? We're seeking a creative and motivated Stability Quality Engineer to join a Systems Quality team working to ensure world-changing products are delivered at a high-quality to all our customers. You will be responsible for planning, writing/developing, and executing system stability tests with an emphasis on hardware-centric software risks and writing and running automation simultaneously on a large number of systems. You will regularly work cross-functionally with engineering and other QA teams to identify risk areas and testing responses, and to support engineering investigations. You should have a good instinct for discovering low-level defects in software and hardware.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in automation development and/or HW/SW test engineering
  • Experience developing software automation of low-level and user-level UI in scripting languages such as Python, Ruby, Swift or JavaScript.
  • Experience with developing web-based automation frameworks as well as database design
  • In-depth knowledge of processor instruction set architecture and microarchitecture
  • Ability to solve hardware systems to component level and perform root-cause analysis
  • Strong knowledge of Unix and Unix shell scripting.
  • Strong communication, written skills, and interpersonal skills (required to establish and maintain inter-departmental relationships)


- Designing and writing on-the-fly automated stress and stability hardware-centric software tests for embedded systems - Managing a rack of systems running a variety of tests and engineering experiments - Identify, reproduce, and isolate bugs found via debugging and performance analysis tools. - Report issues in accordance with Apple bug reporting methods and testing guidelines. - Provide training on a regular basis and mentor others as needed on particular skill set areas. Nice to have, not required: - Experience writing OS X or iOS applications. Potential opportunities to build internal test tools for Mac and iPhone. - Experience with web and database technologies such as MySQL, PHP, jQuery, HTML5, CSS. Potential opportunities to create internal web applications for results reporting and dashboard displays.

Education & Experience

BS EE/CS/CE required; MSc and above desired

Additional Requirements