Home Networking Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200297885
Apple is looking for a dedicated and upbeat software engineer for the Core Networking team to participate in the architecture and development of the next generation of networking technology. The team is responsible for crafting and improving the operating system networking components across Apple's range of products including all macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS based products. Specific areas of responsibility include; networking API, protocols and networking interfaces. The ideal candidate should possess an excellent conceptual understanding and working knowledge of TCP/IP and related networking technologies. System level software design experience is also crucial. The position will require the right candidate to determine the appropriate compromise between several contending factors such as; performance, efficiency, ease of use and security.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience developing commercial networking software and/or hardware products
  • Strong software design and development skills including C, C++ or Objective-C programming language experience
  • Detailed knowledge of the TCP/IP suite of protocols (including IPv6)
  • BSD/Linux Kernel network stack
  • Network troubleshooting skills
  • WiFi router concepts, OpenWRT experience a plus


The candidate will work in a fast paced environment, operate gracefully under stress, handle multiple assignments in parallel, and be self driven to be effective in an environment with little overhead. The candidate also needs to show initiative, be able to take ownership of a problem area, and demonstrate an ability to understand the role of the group's technology in the larger context of the product and network environment. The position has multi-functional aspects and the candidate will need to show excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent networking software development experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Mac OS and iOS development experience
  • API development experience
  • Wireless networking technologies and standards (Wi-Fi and cellular)
  • Network debugging tools (e.g. packet sniffers, protocol analyzers)