Senior Software Engineer, Freeform — Apple Vision Pro

Sunnyvale, California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200537409
Apple is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Every new product we build, service we create, or Apple Store experience we deliver is the result of us making each other’s ideas stronger. That happens because every one of us shares a belief that we can make something wonderful and share it with the world, changing lives for the better. It’s the diversity of our people and their thinking that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. When we bring everybody in, we can do the best work of our lives. Here, you’ll do more than join something — you’ll add something. Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space. It will allow us to do the things we love in ways never before possible — all while staying connected to the people around us. The Vision Pro Freeform Team is looking for an experienced software engineer to apply their lower-level systems expertise to enable delightful app experiences. As a senior member of our team, you will be instrumental in expanding and building new Freeform functionality that takes advantage of Vision Pro’s unique capabilities. You will collaborate extensively with frameworks and systems teams across Apple. You will architect large-scale changes to enable new functionality and debug complex technical problems, frequently into lower-level system frameworks.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 10+ years of experience shipping software systems or applications, preferably on Apple platforms (macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS).
  • Deep experience with Apple’s core programming languages (Objective-C, Swift, C++), UI frameworks (UIKit, SwiftUI) and other application development technologies.
  • Excitement to solve complex full-stack engineering challenges by understanding the internals of lower level system components and frameworks.
  • Experience with multi-threaded and concurrent programming techniques
  • Ability to mentor and guide others.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, deeply cross functional, and agile environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Apple Vision Pro’s spatial computing capabilities enables powerful new capabilities for great productivity experiences anywhere. As part of Apple’s Vision Products Group, you will work closely across different organizations within Apple to craft the next generation of features & capabilities for Apple Freeform on visionOS. This team works on visionOS-unique capabilities of the Freeform product. We are looking for an engineer who will thrive in a highly cross-functional environment, driving and delivering leading edge features while upholding the quality and performance bar required of Apple products. You will be a technical leader to a team that works with a broad range of partners and lower-level system software to enable Apple Freeform features, while also guiding and mentoring the talented engineers on the team.

Education & Experience

BS / MS / PhD in Computer Science OR equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

  • An interest and passion in spatial computing or AR/VR technologies.
  • Optional: Experience with 3D math and linear algebra.
  • Optional: Experience managing projects and engineering teams in a tech lead capacity.
  • Optional: Experience working with designers to deliver user-facing features.
  • Optional: Experience with Unix development, daemons, cross-process communication, etc.
  • Optional: Affinity towards modern software development methodologies and practices (TDD, Source Control, Debugging, etc.) and willingness to evangelize within and outside the team.

Pay & Benefits