High-Performance Audio Compute Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200167198
We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch, as well as with services, including iTunes, the App Store, Apple Music, and Apple Pay. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. We are looking for a High-Performance Audio Compute Engineer to lead the integration of cutting edge R&D into Apple’s proprietary compute platforms. You will work closely with hardware and software teams from across the company to design high-performing, low-powered audio compute architectures that drive the future of Apple’s interactive spatial audio technology.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent coding skills.
  • Expert-level understanding of signal processing.
  • Ability to assess multiple competing solutions in terms of performance, development time, and long term maintenance.
  • Ability to lead optimization strategies based on both algorithmic and computational considerations.


Apple’s advanced spatial audio technology is a cornerstone of our augmented reality frameworks; it is at the core of any compelling user experience. This is a cross-functional role fusing cutting edge R&D with Apple’s proprietary compute platforms. Responsibilities include understanding a suite of real-time audio algorithms and their contribution to user experience, profiling and assessing competing solutions, and the ability to select, defend, and lead a cohesive audio compute solution.

Education & Experience

PhD strongly preferred - Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, specializing in Audio Signal Processing or Related Field. MS considered with relevant work experience.

Additional Requirements