HTTP Frameworks Software Engineer

Cupertino, California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200550085
Seeking a strong C, C++, Swift, or Obj-C developer for Apple's HTTP protocol implementation (HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2, HTTP/3). The group is responsible for the client-side HTTP code that powers Safari and WebKit, iCloud, App Store, Music, and the vast majority of other Apple and 3rd party apps and services, on all of Apple's OSs, including iOS and macOS. Besides networking, you are already proficient in — and if you're still learning as we all are, are encouraged to become fluent in — run-time performance optimization, multithreaded programming, cross-layer design, and many other concepts common to general software and OS development. Our developer API, URLSession, is implemented in the CFNetwork and Network frameworks in the Internet Frameworks & User Privacy org. Peer groups, with which you may need to collaborate closely, include WebKit, and framework teams supporting AirDrop, Messages, and FaceTime.


We are seeking a talented software engineer to help us to both build and maintain next-generation technologies for Apple's mobile, desktop, wearable, and services platforms. We need a creative engineer with experience developing high-quality products on schedule, strong communication and collaboration skills, and a passion for innovation. In this role you will be responsible for crafting and implementing new features, as well as maintaining existing libraries.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Proficiency in software development (C, C++, Swift, or Obj-C), strong analytical ability and debugging skills, and proficiency in multithreaded development
  • Familiarity or proficiency with any of Cocoa, Swift, Objective-C, iOS/macOS, or cross-platform development
  • In-depth knowledge (or strong interest in learning) one or more areas in networking — the team will give you a running start in the areas you will be responsible for, but you should be able to learn quickly, and be capable of both working independently and collaborating with teams.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with software development using Apple developer or cross-platform APIs
  • Optional: Network library development, networking research, or networking standards

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.