iOS Compiler Driver Engineer

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


Role Number:200201222
Apple’s GPU Software organization provides developers access to harness the power of the graphics processing unit. Across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac product lines, our responsibilities include: tools, frameworks, compilers, display and GPU drivers. Metal’s feature support for VR, external GPU rendering, pre-compiled shaders, fine-grained resource control and multithreading to name a few, allow today’s cutting edge applications to run on a low overhead software stack with near-direct access to hardware. Beyond graphics, Metal provides GPU accelerated machine learning, and enhanced developer tools to facilitate debugging, optimizing, and deploying applications for existing and new Apple devices.

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of GPU or CPU architectures
  • Knowledge of GPU compilation workflows
  • Excellent programming skills and knowledge of C/C++
  • Excellent problem solving and debugging skills
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Experience with OpenGL, OpenCL, Direct3D, CUDA or other GPU programming APIs a plus
  • Experience with software performance analysis, optimizations and low-level programming


This team is responsible for developing GPU drivers and compilers for iOS devices, while collaborating closely with hardware teams to establish the future direction of Apple graphics and Metal. An ideal candidate has previous GPU driver or GPU compiler experience and is willing to learn about the other. Responsibilities include: - Design GPU compiler SW architecture and interfaces - Implement GPU compiler and driver features - Integrate the GPU compiler with the runtime driver - Translate generic shader IR to machine specific IR - Analyze and debug code generation issues - Validate GPU features for new SoCs during production bring-up. - Analyze and influence future GPU architectures

Education & Experience

Technical BS, MS or PhD degree or equivalent years of experience

Additional Requirements