Security Software Engineer, User Secrets

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200509871
Embedded within Apple’s Security Engineering & Architecture organization, the User Secrets team’s mission is to ensure that the user’s secret data stays their own, by using Apple’s hardware and software to deliver world-class encrypted data storage, synchronization, and recovery options. Our team contributes to the most secure operating systems in the world, and puts them in the hands of billions of customers --- join us to help push our technologies to the next level.

Key Qualifications

  • * A genuine passion for building effective, scalable, and useful tools for users to safeguard their most precious data
  • * Excellent C and systems programming skills
  • * Ability to deliver proven work on tight schedules
  • * Exposure to and knowledge of OS security, applied cryptography, and key management
  • * Excellent collaboration skills. We work with teams responsible for many layers of Apple products, and our services are a core part of the technology stack


You will join a team that provides the foundations to store and sync a user’s private data, including passwords, encryption keys, and other critical secrets, across all of Apple’s innovative products (Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV). You will contribute to the entire system, from the lowest levels of the device’s OS to the iCloud services which work together to protect our users. Your code will improve the experience of every Apple user. As an engineer, you will influence the design and implementation of Apple's embedded and desktop operating system products, collaborating closely with all other security partners, ranging from our Operating System kernel group to our Cloud Services architects. You will be a generalist capable of tackling wide-ranging engineering problems anywhere in the software stack, resolving conflict and balancing compromises between several factors such as ease of use, performance, and security. You will work towards our goal of ensuring that users' secrets stay their own, and that privacy is available to all. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Education & Experience

M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • * Understanding of distributed systems and their unique challenges
  • * iOS and macOS exposure (end user, administrator, developer)
  • * Swift, Obj-C, C, C++ experience
  • * Ability to dive into and understand unfamiliar codebases and systems

Pay & Benefits