SWE - Software Build Engineer, L&RE

  • Apple
  • London, UK
  • 09/07/2021
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Job Description

Apple engineers have always focused on one person when they build software — the person who will use it. Working with them, you’ll see why every Apple product and service feels intuitive and simple, and why every aspect of this group’s work is built around a respect for the customer’s needs. The Release Engineering team at Apple is at the core of the software development process. We are responsible for delivering the state-of-the-art operating systems and applications to Apple customers. Our build engineers influence new feature integration into Apple software by collaborating with engineers from Software, Hardware, Localization, QA, and Project Management teams. Join us and help bring together Apple’s software and services into one amazing experience for hundreds of millions of users.Key Qualifications

  • Programming skills to build and maintain scripts (e.g. Python or Perl)
  • Practical knowledge of UNIX command line, SSH clients & operating systems
  • Familiar with network protocols and compiler concepts
  • Comfortable reading backtraces and stack traces
  • At home with version control systems such as git or subversion
  • Comprehensive trouble shooting & software debugging skills
  • Ability to clearly document processes and update wiki pages
  • Shine when working collaboratively with peers on multi-faceted projects

DescriptionSoftware Build Engineers have the opportunity to utilize and implement solutions using distributed computing, cloud services, and virtualization technologies to deliver Apple software to customers. This involves engineering innovative solutions for Apple's production build system in support of macOS, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, Xcode, and more! As a Build Engineer in the team you will constantly be asking questions for clarification and context to understand the big picture. You’ll need to find multiple solutions to a problem, evaluate tradeoffs, and decide the best approach. Working in such a critical function for quality, an attention to detail with a test mentality to run CI/CD, a broad code coverage and chaos engineering is crucial. Understanding, retaining and performing complex procedures will be a core part to your role. Success requires everyone to be eager to jump in and help where needed with a positive attitude. In return, you’ll be rewarded with exposure to an incredible breath of technology and the chance to master many new skills including Swift, Python, JavaScript, Objective-C etc Based in London we work closely with teams across Apple worldwide. This means occasional evening meetings with teams outside the UK and limited international travel may be required in the future. If this is you, we'd love to hear from you!Additional Requirements

Apple’s most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programmes. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.

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