Xcode Quality Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200264766
The Xcode team provides the tools to develop software for Apple’s innovative iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS platforms. Because tools are our products, software engineers on the Xcode team have the unique and rewarding opportunity to apply personal experience to enhance and augment the tools they use everyday. The Xcode team is looking for a detail-oriented and focused Quality Engineer with the curiosity to find bugs and the initiative to get them fixed.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and deep knowledge of developer tools
  • Ability to find simple solutions to existing complex problems and workflows
  • iOS or macOS development experience
  • Experience in automating tests at Unit, API, UI, non-UI level
  • Demonstrated ability for creative and critical thinking
  • Passion for perfecting beautiful user interfaces and seamless user experiences
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming and scripting languages


We’re looking for a highly creative, detail-oriented and self-motivated individual, excellent at communicating with other teams about the health of their parts of the IDE. You’ll be paired with a tool development team, and work with them to extend their automated testing to help ship a high quality Xcode. You’ll have the opportunity to build shared APIs for testing, and be challenged to come up with testing strategies that maximize coverage of your component with minimal manual intervention. Additionally, you will: • Identify test scopes and prioritize testing with rapid development cycles • Create automated tests and improve test coverage geared towards ensuring quality of the product • Execute tests with attention to detail and communicate the overall quality with relevant teams • Drive teams to resolve issues, championing issues that you think will negatively impact developers Here you’ll find that we: • Have a peaceful work environment where you can choose when to socialize and when to close your office door and focus • Provide technical guidance, software architectural review, and mentorship • Have an encouraging and growth-focused workplace culture • Encourage you to use accrued vacation time and maintain a healthy work-life balance • Offer excellent benefits The position is based onsite at Apple's campus in Cupertino, California. International candidates are welcome to apply but will need to relocate; the company will sponsor a visa. You should have skills in multiple of the listed areas, but expertise in all of them is not required.

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or equivalent experience Equal Opportunity Statement: Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Apple will consider employment for all applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law. Apple participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of complex system level debugging and root cause analysis
  • Experience working with CI systems
  • Comfortable with rapid development release cycles and tight schedules