Software Development Engineer in Test - Thermal Control Systems

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200197560
Do you have a strong interest in the power, thermal and energy optimizations and technologies? A desire to work on complex software features, driving a high standard of quality into Apple’s products? The Core OS Energy Technologies organization is looking for a hardworking and passionate software engineer to join the test engineering team. As a critical member of the team, you will be focusing on software technologies in thermal management, delivering best-in-class product experience. Tightly integrated within the development team, your responsibilities will span across all phases of software delivery of Apple’s products, from early design to product launch and beyond! Through ownership of the overall test strategy, you’ll become intimately familiar with one or more major technologies, taking on responsibilities of test, framework and tool development, along with influencing design decisions.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience in software development and test
  • Familiarity with computer architecture
  • Strong understanding of operating systems concepts, kernel and user space programming
  • Skilled in testing embedded systems and firmware
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking, debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • Knowledge of C / C++ and Python programming


- Devise a testing strategy for one or more major technologies/features in the thermal management domain - Gain a deep understanding of the design, requirements and architecture - Influence inclusion of testability into the software design - Develop and automate unit, functional and system-level tests - Define and drive quality metrics to track progress and improvements - Collaborate cross-functionally with peer test, QA and validation teams - Assess and represent end-user impact of issues, shaping key product decisions - Explore novel approaches to create new test frameworks, automation and infrastructure to streamline testing

Education & Experience

BS or MS degree in computer science or related field

Additional Requirements

  • - Familiarity with thermal management concepts and basic understanding of control theory are a plus