SWE - Security Engineering Manager (Kernel & System) - (Remote Considered)

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Software and Services


Role Number:200530129
Home Office: Yes
Help Apple secure the world’s most advanced consumer devices, which people trust to store their personal and professional data. Security Engineering & Architecture (SEAR) is at the core of Apple’s product security strategy and we’re fanatical about protecting our users. We're looking for a talented manager to join our group of exceptional security engineers, to lead research and analysis identifying vulnerabilities and trends, inventing mitigations and defensive technologies to eliminate entire classes of issues, and building & delivering them to our customers. We design and secure platforms for billions of users and are committed to user privacy and security. We have some of the most creative, passionate, hardworking engineers in the industry. Our team challenge each other to go beyond the norm to find new, innovative ways of solving problems and to make software safer, easier, and more fun to use. Not many jobs can offer all of these things. Security engineering jobs at Apple do, and much more.


You are joining an exceptional team focusing on securing all aspects of Apple’s platforms. Our team is responsible for securing the xnu kernel, its drivers, and the Darwin ecosystem of runtimes, allocators and frameworks. You will be working alongside a wide variety of teams and vendors and your influence will be felt throughout Apple's extraordinary products, such as iPhone, Apple Vision Pro, Mac and Apple TV. In addition, your team will be responsible for identifying threats in advance and directly involved in Apple's response to critical issues as they arise. The team’s work is as diverse as it is essential, from reverse engineering an exploit, providing insightful analysis and creating innovative tools, consulting with other teams on both hardware and software, to auditing code and reviewing designs. You’ll have the opportunity to drive inventing, building and shipping groundbreaking defensive technologies to billions of people. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE - Ability to find security vulnerabilities through static and dynamic analysis - Experience of software exploitation - Familiarity with assembly and ARM instruction set.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience leading a security engineering team
  • Indepth understanding of the internals of kernels and operating systems
  • Understanding of modern security mitigation technologies
  • Track record of successful and timely delivery of security technologies
  • History of setting ambitious yet attainable goals, and motivating teams to achieve them
  • Passion to dig in and own the development of ground-breaking embedded products

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements