Software Engineer - Location and Spatial Awareness

San Diego, California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200549764
In today's world, knowing the physical surroundings is undoubtedly crucial. We depend on this knowledge to navigate, discover, and operate various devices. Apple strives to meet these needs in the most robust and innovative ways possible. We are seeking individuals who share the same commitment to help achieve success. The company believes that having highly skilled individuals working in a creative and collaborative environment will allow for new solutions to old problems. If you find this environment exciting, let's discuss it further. Our team utilizes radio signals like Ultra-Wideband (U1 and U2) chips to create innovative features and experiences such as AirTag precision finding, Handoff, Nearby Interaction API, and digital car key. We focus on developing new methods to enable our devices to be spatially conscious of each other, allowing for more natural and intuitive interactions. We are a dynamic and collaborative group that works in interdisciplinary areas such as UWB/WiFi/BT localization, inertial fusion, computer vision, and AI/ML. Our hands-on environment ensures we always push the boundaries of what's possible. Our involvement in product development spans from idea generation, and concept reviews, to production. We are searching for a passionate Software Engineer with a background in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related field. As a Software Engineer, your responsibilities will include software development, integration, and building customized tools for validating and unit testing upcoming Apple features and products. This will require working closely with other teams at Apple. This is an exciting opportunity to be among the first to witness the creation of new Apple products and features. As a prospective candidate, you should have proficiency in C++ and OOP and familiarity with scripting languages. Additionally, you should have a strong understanding of software debugging, troubleshooting, and unit testing.


We seek an enthusiastic and imaginative person with a strong drive for software development, integration, and verification. The job entails working with exceptional engineers and scientists dedicated to addressing fascinating issues concerning spatial awareness and relative location.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Highly skilled in C/C++ and OOP
  • Proficient in scripting languages such as Python or Matlab.
  • Knowledge of professional software engineering and best practices, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, and testing.
  • A positive outlook towards stepping into uncharted technology space and working hard to deliver exceptional intuitive user experience.
  • Strong interest in technologies related to wireless location and/or connectivity. • Excellent collaboration skills

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with statistics concepts and data analysis.
  • Understanding different localization technologies is a plus.
  • Understanding of Machine Learning/Deep Learning is a plus
  • Understanding of Computer Vision is a plus
  • iOS, OS X, application, and/or Unix system development a plus • Knowledge of UWB/WiFi/BLE standards is a plus

Education & Experience

Minimum requirements: A bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or related fields, with 2 years of industry experience.

Additional Requirements

  • • Passion for learning new skills, techniques, and programming languages/libraries/ frameworks.
  • • Desire to be exposed to all aspects of development: prototyping, planning, designing, productizing, launching, and scaling.
  • • Thrive in a collaborative environment and communicate effectively.
  • • Laser-focused on the minor details that are meaningful to our customers.

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.