AVFoundation Software Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200208730
The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, HomePod, Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPad, Macs as well as professional and consumer applications from Final Cut to Music, TV and iWork. IMG takes the media experience to the next level on the iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS platforms with technologies such as AVFoundation, CoreMedia, CoreAudio, CoreAnimation and Metal. The AVFoundation team within IMG is responsible for implementing software services around linear audiovisual media. This includes local media playback, video-on-demand and live streaming of multimedia content. Our media engine is used across Apple products such as the Safari, Photos, Music, and TV apps. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of 3rd party applications utilize the AVFoundation framework to bring time-based visual media services to millions of customers on Apple's platforms.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong object oriented programming skills in either C++, Objective-C, or Swift
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work well with tight schedules and rapid development cycles
  • Passion for learning new technologies, and self-motivation to work through technical challenges
  • Experience in debugging problems in a highly concurrent environment
  • Ability to design for memory/computation efficiency and debug related issues


We are looking for a proactive and hardworking software engineer to join our team and help design and implement APIs in the media playback, editing, and export areas. You will work closely with expert team members in crafting Swift APIs that fit with the Cocoa Touch as well as SwiftUI programming models. And you will meet the challenge of improving the performance and software quality of our cross-platform media framework. To be successful in this role, you need to be versatile and able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CE or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Nice, but not required:
  • Experience in using or developing media software libraries, especially for mobile platforms, is helpful
  • Experience using AVFoundation, VideoToolbox or AVKit framework is a plus
  • Proficiency with Cocoa and Cocoa Touch framework usage is a plus
  • Experience in developing and maintaining an API for multiple clients is desired
  • Familiarity with inner workings of media systems or audio/video codecs is preferred