Media Experience Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200239116
At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. To help Apple get there, the Connected Media software team is seeking a self-motivated Software Engineer to ensure a stellar Media Experience across the entire Apple Ecosystem. Do you bring passion and dedication to your job? If yes, we are looking for individuals like you. This team is a part of the Interactive Media Group (IMG) that provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AppleTV, HomePod, Mac and the AirPod/Beats line of Products. The team has played a major role in delivering some of the recent exciting features such as automatic AirPods switching devices, Picture-In-Picture, HomePod as permanent speaker for Apple TV, AirPlay2, and customized haptics and audio feedback for apps.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills with knowledge of C/C++ or Objective-C
  • Knowledge of computer architecture, development on real-time and high-level operating systems
  • Strong attention to detail: proactively thinks of the corner cases
  • Proficient in debugging problems in a large code base
  • Willingness to work on new areas with unfamiliar technologies
  • Collaborates well with cross functional engineering teams
  • Produce good quality work under tight schedules and rapid development cycles


The Connected Media team is looking for a software engineer with strong technical, programming, debugging and analytical skills. You will be involved in all stages of developing cutting-edge features as well as supporting our existing ecosystem. As a member of this team, you will have an outstanding opportunity to work across all Apple products and play a central role in the audio software stack. As part of middleware, we interpret an application's desired audio behavior and configure the underlying audio stack accordingly. Working in conjunction with design and other engineering teams, we are in charge of all the audio routing and system policies that impact user behavior as defined here: (

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have but not required:
  • Experience working in audio or media software stacks
  • Debugging complex problems in a highly concurrent environments
  • Ability to work with designers and recommend behavioral policies based on hardware and software capabilities and limitations
  • Ability to work with quality engineers to develop test plans for new features
  • Track record of designing and building architectural platforms that hold up over time to the addition of new features and hardware platforms