Product Security Engineer

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


Role Number:200192932
We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. You'll be at the forefront of Apple's security and threat intelligence capabilities, impacting the breadth of Apple's ecosystem by working on immediate risks to Apple's customers. Working with some of the best security engineers in the world, you’ll have a direct positive impact on the security of Apple’s products. We're looking for a talented and highly motivated engineers responsible to help investigate security issues across Apple products with the goal of better safeguarding our users. You’ll become part of an outstanding team focusing on securing iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. Rooted in the Security Engineering and Architecture organization, you’ll be working with a wide variety of teams and vendors. Your influence will be felt throughout Apple's extraordinary products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch and Apple TV. You will be directly involved in Apple's response to critical issues as they arise. From reverse engineering an exploit, providing insightful analysis on vulnerabilities, creating innovative tools to help find security bugs and consulting with engineering teams on software issues, the job is as diverse as it is critical. This position requires someone with strong technical strengths and a passionate desire to secure systems by showing how they can be broken.

Key Qualifications

  • A proven track record in finding security vulnerabilities in shipping products
  • Programming background in C, C++, and/or Objective-C
  • Familiarity with modern processor architecture
  • Background in secure coding best practices and code auditing
  • Have an understanding of past, current, and emerging security exploit types
  • Proficiency in scripting language(s) such as Python
  • Proficiency in either macOS or other flavors of UNIX
  • Have the ability to track and manage numerous parallel activities
  • Experience building tools and automation
  • Ability to explain complex security problems


Help make Apple’s products the industry’s most secure Triage, analyze and investigate security issues reported to Apple Analyze issues and pivot off available data to discover new and closely related security vulnerabilities Focus on current security issues and trends and an eye towards future research Have solid organization, prioritization and communication skills and an ability to influence others outside your team Provide mentorship to engineering teams regarding mitigations to emerging threats This position may require some travel to other Apple sites, vendors and security conferences.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in computer science, engineering or a related technical field

Additional Requirements

  • Provide security design consulting to other teams
  • Proficiency with assembly languages
  • Experience designing and architecting systems with security in mind
  • Reverse engineering using tools such as IDAPro
  • Familiarity with the principles and use of cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Familiarity with developing fuzzers and other automated tools for vulnerability finding