Senior iOS Engineer - HomePod

San Diego, California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200226686
The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple’s long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple’s high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. These engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. They develop the custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Thanks to Apple’s unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple’s privacy policy, one of Apple’s core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple’s business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of system level development and core CS fundamentals, such as multithreading, abstractions and distributed systems
  • Should be comfortable about living in other people’s code and understanding large, multi-project codebases
  • Experience with industry software engineering processes including unit test development, performance measurement, quality engineering and design group collaboration
  • Ability to break down high-level feature requests and architect practical solutions
  • 7+ years development experience with C/C++/C#/Obj-C/Swift coding, debuggers
  • Experience implementing Web API or similar services and REST-ful paradigms
  • Expert knowledge of Objective-C or Swift
  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Passion for quality and attention to detail
  • Aptitude to independently learn new technologies


Enabling responsive and entertaining audio environments throughout the home is what the HomePod software team is about. We create applications, frameworks, and services to deliver solid customer experience on our unique, deeply-integrated platforms. We bring new features to life quickly with collaboration spanning Siri, audio, music, wireless, and other Apple teams. The HomePod software team is looking for software engineers with strong technical experience, collaboration skills, and a desire to contribute to world class innovation in this exciting application space. We need individuals with strong client/service interaction, API development, framework implementation experience and iOS application programming backgrounds to enable the phenomenal customer experience delivered in every Apple product. Familiarity with media playback and media content protection systems is a plus. The ideal candidate will have a strong software engineering and programming background with an understanding of system level development on embedded systems. If you are flexible and creative and not afraid to take on new challenges, this is a great opportunity to make a direct impact on an amazing product.

Education & Experience

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

Additional Requirements