Security Tools Compiler Engineer

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


Role Number:200310662
The Security Tools team at Apple is looking for exceptional candidates to enhance compiler support and design language features to improve the security and safety of C, C++, and Objective-C. 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.
  • Proficiency in development in C and C++. Objective-C experience is not required.
  • Experience with compiler development is not required but is helpful.
  • Understanding of past, current, and emerging security exploits is a plus.
  • Patient, user-focused decision-making
  • Positive and respectful attitude in a diverse environment.


This position offers the rare opportunity to create tools that will be used to protect security of Apple platforms used by the millions of users! 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. • 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 Clang/LLVM. Here you will 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 explore visa options. 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

Additional Requirements