AR/VR Media Tech Lead/ Engineering Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200286471
The Technology Development Group (TDG) is working on exciting technologies, including ARKit and RealityKit to create ground-breaking new products. We are looking for a hands-on forward-thinking leader in the video industry to drive next generation media technologies. Collaborating closely with partner teams across Apple and apply your passion, knowledge and creativity to solve complex problems and architect software that powers exciting media experiences. As a member of our fast-paced group, you will have a unique opportunity to work with a fantastic team and create products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every day.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in senior engineering or technical leadership role
  • Experience managing development team in a high paced environment to deal with ambiguity and to work independently is a plus
  • Demonstrated capability to lead development team shipping media products involving image and video processing, video capture/playback, or media processing pipeline
  • Experience with developing media SDKs, frameworks and customer facing APIs
  • Excellent programming skills and proficient with one of C/C++, Objective-C, Swift, Objective-C experience is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong problem solving and analytical thinking skills
  • Creative and enthusiastic attitude, attention to details
  • Leadership skills and ability to inspire team members
  • A strong focus on end user experience


We are a team of media processing experts and specialists who are looking for a motivated technical lead/manager to lead a small team to develop next generation media processing pipeline and framework for new products. You will be using your expertise in the video processing domain to solve complex problems in a new and exciting domain. You will work closely with software, hardware, algorithms and UX teams to create ground breaking technologies and systems. You will architect and develop high quality software to power extremely low latency applications and experiences - performance optimization and efficient utilization of hardware resources are critically important. Do you have hands-on experience creating high performance audio, video, image processing and graphics software? You have an exciting opportunity to learn and grow, while working with some of the most creative people in the industry. Grit, ability to persevere and adapt quickly are key attributes. This role can be located in either: SCV, Boulder or Austin.

Education & Experience

BS CS/EE or equivalent, higher degree is preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Experience with hardware assisted acceleration, performance analysis and optimization is highly desirable
  • Experience with file formats (mov, mp4) and codecs (H.264/AVC, HEVC) is a plus
  • Video streaming (MPEG Dash/HLS) is a plus
  • Experience with 3D rendering, 3D Graphics APIs or GPU compute is a plus