Tools and Automation Engineer

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Software and Services


Role Number:200483282
The Xcode team provides the tools to develop software for Apple’s innovative iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS platforms. Because tools are our products, software engineers on the Xcode team have the unique and rewarding opportunity to apply personal experience to enhance and augment the tools they use every day. The Xcode team is looking for a detail-oriented and focused Quality Engineer with the curiosity to find bugs and the initiative to get them fixed.

Key Qualifications

  • 2+ years of strong object-oriented programming experience preferably in Swift or Objective-C
  • Experience in iOS or macOS development using Xcode
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with a passion for quality
  • Experience in writing automation tests at unit, API, UI, and non-UI levels
  • Collaborative and curious contributor with a proactive communication style
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects


We’re looking for a highly creative, detail-oriented and self-motivated individual, excellent at communicating with other teams about the health of their parts of the IDE. You’ll be paired with a tool development team, and work with them to extend their automated testing to help ship a high quality Xcode. You’ll have the opportunity to build shared APIs for testing, and be challenged to come up with testing strategies that improve coverage of your component with minimal manual intervention. Additionally, you will: -- Identify test scopes and prioritize testing with rapid development cycles -- Create automated tests and improve test coverage geared towards ensuring quality of the product -- Implement tests with attention to detail and communicate the overall quality with relevant teams -- Drive teams to resolve issues, championing issues that you think will negatively impact developers Here you’ll find that we: -- Have a peaceful work environment where you can choose when to socialize and when to close your office door and focus -- Provide technical guidance, software architectural review, and mentorship Have an encouraging and growth-focused workplace culture

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science with 3+ years of industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • -- Knowledge of complex system level debugging and root cause analysis
  • -- Experience working with CI systems
  • -- Comfortable with rapid development release cycles and tight schedules
  • -- Passion for perfecting beautiful user interfaces and seamless user experiences