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CoreOS Firmware Quality Engineer

Apple

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Summary Posted: Mar 16, 2022
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200353675

Are you a big-picture thinker who loves setting ambitious goals? Do you have a passion for understanding how each line of code affects all the others? In the Core Operating Systems group we ensure that the OS is inseparable from each device’s identity as a whole. That’s because this group is committed to building fully integrated operating systems that combine hardware, software, and apps into a single Apple experience. The Core Firmware team in Core OS is looking for an exceptional quality engineer to join an Austin-based team responsible for ensuring the quality of key firmware and software technologies for the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod product lines. We are responsible for the firmware frameworks, device firmware, and OS loaders that load Apple’s operating systems, including the development and extension of iBoot and Apple’s UEFI stack, and we lead cross-functional debug and optimization efforts across hardware and software teams.

Key Qualifications

* A passion for quality in consumer products
* Strong Python programming skills with a focus on system management, Python 3 experience a plus
* Strong understanding of system management via command-line interface
* Experience with test development for firmware, device drivers, and/or kernel
* Experience with development and deployment of automated test suites
* Proven track record of accomplishing test campaigns on time
* Proven track record of capturing meaningful test results
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, or EE or equivalent industry experience
* Familiarity with both Unix and Windows software environments a plus
* Familiarity with continuous-integration best practices a plus
* Experience with C/C++ a plus

Description
The Core Firmware Quality Engineer is responsible for designing test plans, developing tests and supporting diagnostics, and automating test flows for our firmware test lab. You will collaborate daily with firmware and systems-software engineers to drive workflow changes and test-coverage increases that are critical to ensuring the quality of Apple’s OS-loader firmware and related technologies. Additionally, you will work closely with customer-focused teams to prioritize quality improvements and feature enhancements for future hardware and firmware updates.

Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related field

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