Build Systems Engineer hos Apple

Our team is on a mission to provide innovative infrastructure and tools to make engineers more productive and make software easier to create, build, and distribute. We believe that streamlining software engineering is an important part of unlocking developer creativity and innovation, and we enjoy when Apple customers see that in the products we ship. We are looking for distributed build systems engineers to join our efforts. You'll be developing novel distributed architectures and products for accelerating software build and test cycles. We are applying unique and innovative ideas to old problems and welcome new contributors who are excited by the opportunity to significantly impact the shape and direction of our product. If you enjoy working on build systems and distributed systems, then we have many exciting problems to work on! In this position, you will be encouraged to work across the stack, operating multi-functionally with our partner teams, including those focused on cloud infrastructure, operating system feature development, and site reliability engineering for our team’s services and beyond. Your work will directly impact Apple’s ability to produce, test, and deliver software to not only Apple’s internal teams, but to millions of customers. We believe that every engineer brings unique skills and perspective. Far more than any specific experience or skill, we are looking for engineers who want to build great reliable software and services, learn and develop their skills, and ultimately enable others to develop amazing applications. You would join a small, tight-knit group of engineers who build exciting new technology, and have fun while doing so.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud orchestration technologies, such as Kubernetes
  • Development experience with Swift, Objective-C, and scripting languages
  • Familiarity with application and service monitoring tools and techniques
  • Experience with debugging and triaging of issues in unfamiliar code bases
  • Experience developing for Apple platforms
  • A data-driven approach to problem solving


This team works on all facets of the build & release pipeline for Apple’s operating systems (encompassing iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS), Xcode, App Store releases, and firmware updates. You'll work on solving build system problems by leveraging a strong distributed backend. You'll find ways to combine our unique problem domain with established distributed system techniques in order to achieve both high performance and reliability. You'll analyze problem requirements, existing solutions, and available systems and make high-level architectural decisions about how to architect the backend, considering both short- and long-term goals. Once solutions are identified, you will work alongside our team to implement them while developing appropriate testing and operational mechanisms. We’re looking for a generalist who will be comfortable working across the stack, from working with partner teams to optimize, secure, or otherwise improve our operating systems, to infrastructure teams who aid us to deliver software at scale. An ideal candidate will be motivated by learning how Apple ships software at scale and will bring creative new ideas and expertise to the table to improve the reliability, scalability, and capabilities of our services and infrastructure.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

    • Excellent collaborative skills, with strong written and verbal communication

    • A dedicated, motivated attitude, with the ability to deal with ambiguity or uncertainty

    • A positive and respectful attitude

    • Apple may require you to travel to other office locations from time-to-time

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. 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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