Applications Performance Engineer

Boulder, Colorado, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200181372
The Technology Development Group is working on exciting new technologies. We are looking for a driven and dedicated Applications performance engineer. This team is building the core foundational platform for some of Apple's most advanced technologies including the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) support offered in ARKit, RealityKit and Metal. As part of our creative organization, you will have a uniquely rewarding opportunity to craft future products that will delight and inspire millions of people every day.

Key Qualifications

  • In depth knowledge of two or more of these languages : C++, Obj-C, Swift, Metal
  • Experience in optimizing software apps.
  • Experience with performance analysis + optimization techniques for CPU, GPU, Memory and Latency.
  • Experience with optimizing for specific hardware architectures.


The Technology Development Group is looking for an accomplished Applications Performance Engineer to help ensure that the next generation of interactive experiences for iOS will run with the best performance. You will collaborate with multiple teams cross-functionally to deliver incredible experiences for our customers. You will work on analyzing performance of various applications across different hardware architectures and help to design and implement software optimizations together with other teams at the framework and application level. You will also recommend architectural changes at the software and hardware level to various teams based on your findings. You will help support both internal and external clients of our software to help them get maximum performance out of our frameworks. You will also help to write up application performance guidelines for different hardware architectures, for engineers across the organization. You will augment existing performance measurement and analysis tools and help design and implement new ones as needed. You will also help to maintain the performance of our software over time by debugging and fixing performance regressions. This engineer is to be technically savvy, team oriented, creative, motivated, flexible, and driven to produce results.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CE or equivalent experience is expected

Additional Requirements

  • - Familiarity with iOS development
  • - Experience with optimizing AR/VR apps
  • - Experience troubleshooting latency-critical software
  • - Decent knowledge of operating systems (Compilers, memory management, thread scheduling, ..)
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