Cryptographic Engineer

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200312812
At Apple, you will help design solutions and develop software for hundreds of millions of users. People who LOVE the products you make. Working for a company whose commitment to user privacy is at the heart of everything it does. Being surrounded by the most creative and dedicated engineers in the industry; constantly being challenged to go beyond the norm to find new, innovative ways of solving problems to make Apple's software safer, easier, and more fun to use. Very few jobs can offer all of these things. Software Engineering jobs at Apple do, and much more! Embedded within Apple's Security Engineering & Architecture organization, the Cryptographic Engineering team's mission is to deliver world-class cryptographic solutions and secure protocol engineering for products going in the hands of millions of customers. We are looking for a motivated cryptography engineer with a strong software background, capable of designing and implementing cryptographic protocols in embedded systems. This role is responsible for analyzing, proposing, and validating innovative cryptographic solutions for our applications. We provide the cryptographic foundations protecting user data and valuable assets across all products, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

Key Qualifications

  • A passion for creating effective and pragmatic cryptographic designs
  • Expertise in fundamental cryptographic algorithms and underlying mathematics, such as finite field arithmetic
  • Understanding of side channel attacks and other challenges to modern applied cryptography
  • Experience with formal methods applied to software or cryptography
  • Excellent C and systems programming skills
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver great work on tight schedules
  • Strong teamwork skills to work multi-functionally with other software, hardware, marketing, and support teams to provide the best security solutions for Apple's products


In this role you will have the opportunity to: - Work in an innovative environment - Have a real impact on Apple features and products - Collaborate with a wide range of collaborators, from Silicon Engineering to Cloud services - Design and implement new innovative cryptographic constructions to address unique challenges for applications such as secure messaging, device pairing, and cloud data privacy - Implement and validate innovative algorithms and protocols on a wide range of architectures and embedded systems, including considerations to side channel attacks, performance, memory/code size constraints - Work cooperatively with other teams in Apple on multi-functional technologies and initiatives to improve security - Evangelize and drive the adoption of these technologies across the organization

Education & Experience

PhD or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience/skills

Additional Requirements