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Apple Software Engineer, User Secrets in Cupertino, California

Software Engineer, User Secrets

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States

Software and Services

  • 5+ years of growing experience with security distributed systems

  • A genuine passion for building effective, scalable, and useful tools for users to safeguard their most precious data

  • Excellent C and systems programming skills

  • Ability to deliver proven work on tight schedules

  • Industry exposure to and knowledge of OS security, applied cryptography, and key management

  • Excellent collaboration skills. We work with teams responsible for many layers of Apple products, and our services are a core part of the technology stack


You will join a team that provides the foundations to store and sync a user’s private data, including passwords, encryption keys, and other critical secrets, across all of Apple’s innovative products (Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV). You will contribute to the entire system, from the lowest levels of the device’s OS to the iCloud services which work together to protect our users. Your code will improve the experience of every Apple user. As an engineer, you will influence the design and implementation of Apple's embedded and desktop operating system products, collaborating closely with all other security partners, ranging from our Operating System kernel group to our Cloud Services architects. You will be a generalist capable of tackling wide-ranging engineering problems anywhere in the software stack, resolving conflict and balancing compromises between several factors such as ease of use, performance, and security. You will work towards our goal of ensuring that users' secrets stay their own, and that privacy is available to all. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements


    • Understanding of distributed systems and their unique challenges
    • iOS and macOS exposure (end user, administrator, developer)
    • Swift, Obj-C, C, C++ experience
    • Ability to dive into and understand unfamiliar codebases and systems

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 $130,000 and $242,000, 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 (https://www.apple.com/careers/us/benefits.html) 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.

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