Systems Software Engineer

April 16, 2024

Job Description

Apple, Inc.

Do you have a passion for Security? We’re a diverse organization with a culture of collaboration and inclusivity and value the positive impact diverse perspectives have on our team and our products. The Apple Cloud Security engineering team behind iCloud services and the infrastructure that powers it, is looking for senior software engineers to take on new and complicated software problems as well as implement new security products and features. You will collaborate with other developers, site reliability engineers, and security teams to write software to protect ACS services. You will design and implement a secure foundation for services at Apple. In this role you will write and own software that runs on all of Apple’s cloud fleet to ensure it has the best security in the world.

Key Qualifications

  • Consistent record of delivering high quality enterprise software with numerous years of validated experience) using Xcode
  • Experience writing Xcode applications in Swift, Objective-C, C++, C, and/or GO
  • Solid understanding of the full SW development lifecycle
  • Knowledgeable of distributed systems design patterns and security implications, as well as common infrastructure components including: network architecture, server fleet provisioning and configuration, OOB management, storage, load balancing, virtualization, Kubernetes
  • In-depth knowledge of technologies such as Web Services, XML, JSON, HTTP, SSL, TCP/IP, Caching solutions, application performance tuning
  • Deep understanding of Object Oriented and SOA design concepts
  • Experience with OS X, Linux, Shell Scripts
  • Experience in designing and handling systems with high performance, scalability and availability
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment on fast paced projects


We own design, implementation, and execution of applications for Security use cases. Goals for this role will include authoring software that does security authentication and authorization at Apple’s scale We handle ambiguity quite often at Apple. We are looking for someone who has experience distilling use cases and requirements down to make them into software applications. Another vital aspect of this role is teamwork. We regularly partner with our direct team and stakeholders on projects. We are a small team with a large footprint and strive to establish phenomenal partnerships with cross functional teams. We are looking for someone who is an excellent written and verbal communicator.

Education & Experience

– BS, MS or Ph.d in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Pay & Benefits

  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $161,700.00 and $284,900.00, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple’s discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You’ll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses – including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

    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.


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