OS Performance Engineer-Apple TV

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


Role Number:200208674
What happens when the world’s most innovative engineers collaborate with the world’s most creative storytellers? TV gets reinvented. Meet the reinventors: The Apple TV Services teams created and manage the Apple TV app as well as tvOS, which redefined and refined the way people watch their favorite shows, movies, and so much more — including everything they love from the major subscription services. Today, these teams also manage one of the most exciting new realms at Apple: They bring viewers the critically acclaimed and award-winning Apple Originals in Apple TV+. And they’ve engineered it so Apple TV+ can be enjoyed not only on Apple devices, but also directly on many new televisions and third-party streaming devices. To deliver Apple-level quality on a global scale, these engineers employ talent and tools to smoothly ingest and process a wide array of media assets. They work cross-functionally to handle video flow from content ingestion, playback, transcoding, and virtually everything else it takes to make the experience as seamless as possible. Join them to see what else is possible.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience writing code at any level for iOS, tvOS, or watchOS
  • Understanding of OS fundamentals
  • Strong understanding of low level software-hardware interaction
  • Strong C, C++, or Objective-C coding skills
  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies, prototype, and propose software design and solutions
  • Real passion for product quality and attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivated, able to work independently
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Experience with driver or kernel development on Unix, Linux, macOS, iOS, or an RTOS
  • Experience with performance analysis tools


Make an impact on current and future Apple TV product development by collaborating with hardware and software engineering teams across the stack, from device driver and system software to application performance and usability. This position will require engaging with other engineering teams across Apple, including Core OS, hardware engineering, and audio and video engineering teams. In this role you will analyze performance of tvOS, including analysis of memory footprint, video and audio codecs and performance, and UI performance.

Education & Experience

BS/MS EE/CS/CE or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements