You don't have to simply be a fan of Apple products, you can actually help build them. The company has hundreds of job openings in everything from operations to HR to hardware and software engineering. It probably helps to have a friend at the company, but you can just cold apply for positions through Apple's site.
We've dug through the hundreds of openings to find our 10 favorites.
Apple needs someone to lead operations for new iPads
Job title: iOS Maps Application Developer
Come work for the team that revolutionized the mobile technology industry as it continues to define what computing looks like in a post-PC era. The Maps team is looking for a proactive and hardworking software engineer to join our team. Along with excellent skills in object-oriented software design and programming, the successful candidate will have real-world experience developing sophisticated user interfaces. Excellent communication skills are also a must, as you will be collaborating closely with Apple's peerless human interface team to add new and innovative features.
- BS in computer science or equivalent.
- Strong object-oriented programming and design skills.
- Experience at the application and user interface level
- Passion for product quality and attention to details.
- Excellent communication and collaborative skills.
Additional success factors:
- Knowledge of Objective-C, C , or C++.
- Experience with the iOS SDK and Cocoa programming.
- Deep understanding of graphics technology.
- Familiarity with and a passion for location-based technologies.
Help redefine the iPhone by building better speech recognition technology into it
Job title: iOS Speech SW Application Engineer
Speech Recognition Engineer
Are you looking to contribute to a product that is redefining the smartphone? The iOS Application Frameworks team is looking for an exceptional Speech Engineer. You will work with our team on a wide variety of speech-related development activities. We need a team player - you will be working closely with engineers on the Application Frameworks team as well as other teams at Apple - and we need someone who is comfortable working in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities.
· Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
· Experience developing core speech recognition technology
· Evaluation of speech quality, performance tuning and system scaling
· Background in developing Statistical Language Model (SLM) based speech recognition systems
· Demonstrated experience in building large scale systems in the speech recognition field
Decide where the next awesome Apple store is going to go as a real estate analyst
Job title: Manager of real estate analysis, retail
This is an opportunity to lead a team which provides real estate financial analysis for one of the fastest growing retailers in the world.
As the Manager of Real Estate Analysis, the individual will play an integral role in the development and execution of Apple Retail's real estate strategy. The individual will lead a team that works with many cross-functional business partners including Real Estate, Development, Real Estate Law, Market Leaders & Directors, Retail Finance and Apple Corporate teams.
•Leading a team that is responsible for:
-New store/remodel pro forma analyses and approvals, including approvals by the Board of Directors
-Creating/Analyzing Store P&L's
-Sales Reporting & Forecasting
-Assisting in formulation of Apple Retail expansion strategy, through fleet and store-level analyses
-Financial review and approval process for lease expirations, options, termination rights and remote storage space
-Analysis in support of external financial reporting
•Apple Retail lease commitment tracking and Board reporting
•Real estate asset impairment
•Establishing team priorities and action plans
•Fostering professional and career development of direct reports
The candidate must demonstrate the ability and willingness to:
•Communicate effectively with executives and business partners
•Manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and deadlines
•Thrive in a demanding and quickly-changing environment
•Understand the business
•Proven track record of leading successful teams.
•Professional experience that includes working in a cross-functional environment and producing executive-level financial presentations.
•Deep familiarity with Finance, Retail and/or Real Estate.
•Bachelors Degree in related field. MBA preferred.
•8+ years of experience. Retail & Real Estate Finance experience preferred.
•Experience with enterprise software systems (e.g., SAP) preferred.
Get a sneak peak at what the next iPhone and iPod will look like as the "Factory Test Design Lead"
Job title: Factory Test Design Engineering Lead
Job description: iPhone Factory Test Design Lead
The iPhone Factory Test Design Lead (TDL) is a terrific position for someone interested in working in a fast paced environment and willing to drive exciting cross-functional projects.
The Test Design Lead will be responsible for the following duties concerning both iPod and iPhone products, starting initially with iPods:
- Responsible for managing all the ongoing factory tests being conducted in the iPod Group for new product introduction (NPI) from prototype to mass production. This includes developing/executing project plans, specifying test stations and diagnostics for testing product features, specifying/implementing test process control, test data collection, and documentation of all the ongoing tests.
- Be the main contact concerning tests and processes mentioned above with iPod's different Contract Manufacturers (CMs). Interact with internal groups at Apple to ensure that tests are being performed adequately and on time. Take care of all administrative issues between the iPod group and CMs concerning these tests.
- Working closely with the iPod development teams, early in the product development lifecycle, to create tests for functionality and performance of the iPod products. Responsible for the development of test procedures, test plans and test reports conducted at Apple and by the CMs.
- Responsible for communicating to management and Technical Staff the outcome of all of the tests for the different iPod products, and where appropriate, corrective actions. This position requires ability to deal with dynamic and rapidly changing environment requiring decision making with ambiguous information.
* BS EE/ME/Physical Sciences.
* 10+ years of experience in this field.
* Excellent understanding and experience with the HW/SW aspects of a complex systems
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
* Knowledge of data analysis and statistics is a must.
* Knowledge of RF, display, acoustics or SW is a plus.
* Ability to efficiently multitask between multiple projects.
* Willingness and ability to travel: 20% travel estimate in 5-10 day trips.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills including effective presentation
* Dynamic and "can do" attitude lead product manager with the desire to work with a great team and product.
Help make Apple TV and iTunes killer by developing streaming media technology
Job title: Streaming Engineer
The Interactive Media Group (IMG) provides the media and graphics foundation across all of Apple's innovative products including iPhone, Apple TV, iPod, iTunes, and Mac OS X. IMG takes the media experience to the next level with core technologies such as QuickTime, OpenGL, Core Audio, Quartz Composer, Core Video, Core Animation and more. You will be responsible for developing features for streaming media playback. This individual should have development experience at multiple layers of the OS network stack and have experience tuning network delivery for media content.
- Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent
- 3+ years of C/C++ development
- Object oriented programming and design skills
- Deep knowledge of networking concepts on Windows/Unix/Mac OS
- Practical experience with building software on TCP and UDP networking API's on Windows and Unix-based platforms
- Knowledge of streaming media protocols: RTP, RTSP, SIP, HTTP 1.0/1.1
- Excellent debugging and troubleshooting skills using network analysis tools
- Knowledge of common network architectures (routers/switches/proxies, etc)
- Experience developing audio/video streaming servers or clients is a big plus
- Intel assembly/SSE highly desirable
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills is a must
Make iCloud work well on Windows, and Macs
Job title: Windows Engineer - iCloud
Create next-generation consumer application experiences as only Apple can do. Our projects involve challenges of massive scalability, complex integration, and rich nuanced user experiences which push the limits of Web service technology.
iCloud is seeking a senior software engineer to write client-side code responsible for delivering a world class set of online services. These services can include things such as email, calendaring, photo galleries and the like. You will work in small product oriented teams and be responsible for implementing new features in applications as well as development of new applications top to bottom. We are looking for well-rounded engineers who have real-world experience creating robust high-volume production applications. You must have a diversity of client side skills and language familiarity. Strong practical experience with developing on both the Windows and Mac platforms is necessary with an emphasis on the Windows platform. An expert level command of C++, MFC and other Windows development constructs is required. You'll need to develop prototypes quickly and respond to rapidly changing situations. An analytical thinker who works well in teams, likes a challenge, and is willing to push themselves and those around them to achieve extraordinary results.
- 7+ years of experience.
- Strong knowledge of Windows software development tools is a must
- Strong experience with C++
- Strong experience with MFC
- Familiarity with Python, Objective C or other OO language is a plus
- Strong Knowledge of HTTP, XML, XSL
- Strong object oriented programming and design skills
- Excellent problem solving and communication skills
- Experience with Mac OS X development tools is a plus.
BS, MS or PHD in computer science or equivalent work experience is required.
Apple is looking for a really knowledgeable fan boy to get everyone stoke on iOS
Job title: SW Technology Evangelist
Apple seeks an Integration Technologies Evangelist for Mac OS and iOS.
As a member of Apple's Technology Evangelism team you'll be expected to teach, influence, encourage, and lead 3rd party ISVs to build platform differentiating, high performance, fully integrated software solutions for iPhone and the Mac.
Primary responsibilities include:
* Helping 3rd party ISVs understand, select, and take full advantage of full-featured technologies and frameworks including In-App Purchase, Calendaring, Messaging, Notifications, iAd, Maps, Location Services, Address Book and Contacts.
* Performing 3rd party ISV code reviews focused on identifying opportunities for modernization, optimization, development best practices, and the adoption of relevant iOS or Mac OS technologies.
* Organizing and leading hands-on programming workshops that assist 3rd party ISVs with the adoption of specific iOS or Mac OS technologies.
* Working with Apple's iOS or Mac OS engineering teams to efficiently address issues blocking application frameworks adoption by developers.
* Tracking, documenting, and communicating application frameworks adoption progress, trends, and issues.
* Managing technical tracks, sessions, and labs at Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference.
The ideal candidate must have:
* At least 5 years of programming experience with the C, C++, and Objective-C programming languages.
* Hands-on development experience with iOS's In-App Purchase, Calendaring, and Push Notifications frameworks and services.
* Strong problem solving skills coupled with the desire to create innovative solutions for developers' technical issues.
* Strong organization skills, with the ability to clearly communicate developer needs on demand.
* A superb attention to detail.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively and cross-functionally to solve problems.
* Excellent public speaking skills and the ability to clearly present technical content in one-on-one and one-to-many situations.
* Excellent writing skills, with the ability to explain technical concepts clearly and concisely.
* Must have a professional and credible demeanor.
* Proven public speaking and presentation skills.
* Cross-platform development experience is a plus.
Add Thunderbolt functions to new Macs
Software or Firmware engineer to develop and maintain firmware for embedded controllers for Thunderbolt products. Includes operational firmware for Thunderbolt devices, and corresponding Mac OS X tool and utility applications such as updaters and exercisers. Includes development of new products plus refinement and maintenance of past products. May develop other Thunderbolt software for Mac OS X unrelated to firmware, such as drivers, sample code, applications, libraries, and/or utilities.
Conventional C language with minor use of assembly language.
Use of Firmware IDE and debugging tools.
Basic use of oscilloscope and DVM.
Read and understand schematics and simple transistor logic circuits.
Desired: ARM processor experience, Logic analyzer experience, Cocoa experience, I2C, SVN, Mac OS X general.
Minimum BA/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or similar field, with sufficient hands-on lab work.
Apple needs someone to lead operations for new iPads
Job title: New Products PM - iPad
Join the fast-paced iPad Product Operations team. New Product Operations is pivotal to the fast-paced development and launch of Apple's products. A successful NPO Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; is driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in program/ project management; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment; is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts; manages through relationships and influence: and displays grace under fire.
You will lead the Team within WW Operations and be the primary operations interface to the core product development team and other functional organizations within Apple. As the owner of the product, either through direct involvement and/or influence, you will ensure the successful launch of the product towards meeting it's stated Cost, Quality, Schedule, Availability and Customer Experience goals.
• Lead ramp availability for all iPad modules with GSM, SQE, TPM and other internal and external teams by ensuring security, materials, equipment, fixtures, staffing, training, documentation plans are in place; 30% travel to Asia may be required.
• Drive responsive supply chains that are optimized for lowest costs, operational flexibility and high quality.
• Assess, analyze, consolidate, and communicate risk and status clearly and succinctly to management, escalating key issues and presenting options for resolution to the cross-functional executive team through the new product reviews.
• Successful candidates will have the following attributes: exceptional ability to build relationships; clear, consistent communication; data-driven and action-oriented; enthusiastic and motivated; and detail-oriented while managing several work-streams.
•Experience working with off-shore manufacturers and traveling to manufacturing sites
•5+ years of industry experience in one or more of the following disciplines: New Product Introduction / Supply Chain Management / Manufacturing Operations
•BS or MS degree in Engineering •MBA preferred •Fluency in Mandarin Chinese preferred
BONUS: We couldn't find a job listing, but Apple is looking for someone to run its retail operations
Apple retail boss Ron Johnson left the company recently, and now it's actively looking for someone to take over.