Security Tools Compiler Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200271877
The Security Tools team at Apple is looking for exceptional candidates to work on and enhance compiler-based developer tools for preventing, mitigating, and detecting security vulnerabilities. Because our tools are our products, our team has the unique opportunity to improve our own development environment daily as we build software for our millions of users. Our team strives to build a diverse, balanced, and dynamic environment.

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for improving the security of software by building innovative language features and easy-to-use developer tools
  • Patient, user-focused decision-making
  • Low-level and systems programming skills
  • Experience with compiler development is not required but is helpful
  • Understanding of past, current, and emerging security exploits is a plus


This position offers the rare opportunity to create tools that will be used by the millions of developers writing code for Apple platforms! You’ll join a small and focused team but will also work closely with the software engineering organization within Apple. In your engineering role you will: - Collaborate with teammates through pull requests, in-person conversations, and Slack - Develop new features, fix interesting bugs, write tests, and review your teammates’ code - Help grow strong open-source communities for Clang/LLVM and Swift - Work closely with the developer tools organization we are colocated with to create a great developer experience - Collaborate with security engineers, programming language designers, and operating systems engineers to improve the quality and security of software in Apple’s ecosystem - Build expertise in and responsibility for specific components of Xcode, Clang/LLVM, and Swift Here you’ll find that that we: - Have a peaceful work environment where you can choose when to socialize and when to 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

B.S. 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.

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