Vulnerability Research Manager

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200540303
Apple engineers have always focused on one person when they build software — the person who will use it. Working in our Software Group (SWE) you’ll see why every Apple product and service feels intuitive and simple, and why every aspect of this group’s work is built around a respect for the customer’s needs. Apple's Security Engineering & Architecture team (SEAR) focus on security needs. Passionate about safeguarding, we believe the best defense is a good offense. When it comes to securing more than a billion devices running the world's most sophisticated operating systems, that means finding vulnerabilities first. Can you make a difference on this scale? Join our extraordinary team of security researchers and discover Apple products' vulnerabilities before they ship.


We are looking for a manager with experience in dealing with complex systems and bringing ideas to the level of products. Our team focuses on securing low-level technologies such as the iOS and OS X kernel, boot ROMs, firmware and hardware. Working alongside a wide variety of teams and vendors, your influence will be felt throughout Apple's extraordinary products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV. Tasked with identifying threats in advance as well as being directly involved in Apple's response to critical issues as they arise. This includes reverse engineering an exploit, providing insightful analysis, creating innovative tools, consulting with other teams on both hardware and software, auditing code and reviewing designs, the job is as diverse as it is essential. This position requires someone with strong technical strengths and a passionate desire to secure systems by showing how they can be broken. Knowledge designing embedded and µ-architecture systems with security in mind on macOS and iOS with some exposure to the kernel is helpful. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in implementation and architecture
  • Strong security knowledge of advanced OS
  • Management experience
  • Strong understanding of principles of building and deploying software, process, and monitoring (software lifecycle)
  • Demonstrated creative, critical and independent thinking capabilities and troubleshooting skills
  • Enthusiasm for new technologies and growth
  • Experience with kernel and operating systems internals
  • A genuine passion for creating effective and pragmatic security technologies

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Degree in Computer Science / Computer Electronics (or equivalent experience)

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.