Sr. Software Engineer, Video Playback and Effects

Culver City, California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200234522
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The Video Applications group develops high-profile media creation applications used by millions of people. iMovie, Clips, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor are state-of-the-art media authoring tools which consumers and creative professionals rely on for everything from broadcast news and feature films to documentaries and home movies. Our user base is passionate and loyal, and our products sit at the center of a rich partner ecosystem in a vibrant industry. The Core Technologies team of the Video Applications group is seeking a highly competent video software engineer able to support development of an iOS-based real-time video playback and effects engine.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with GPU programming and Metal
  • Superior Objective-C, C/C++ programming skills; Swift experience a plus
  • Deep understanding of video effects processing and compositing, multi-threaded software, and performance analysis & optimization
  • Familiarity with AVFoundation and ARKit
  • Superb communicator


This is an extraordinary opportunity to join Apple’s Video Apps team and drive development of the division's iOS video playback and effects engine. This engine is used in Clips, Photos, iMovie iOS, and Messages and enables cutting-edge video effects and AR experiences. You will collaborate with several engineering sub-teams within the organization to define and implement leading edge features, and analyze and solve complex performance issues. You will also interact with OS framework teams to help define new functionality and APIs in support of the division’s initiatives. You will go beyond industry norm and demonstrate creativity in problem solving, think dynamically outside of standard convention, and adapt quickly to new technical environments. We promote innovation to improve our product performance and stay deeply focused on delighting our users. Come join us!

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science or related field.

Additional Requirements