Security Engineer - Crypto Engineering

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Santa Clara, CA
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Security Engineer - Crypto Engineering

  • Job Number: 86523637
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Aug. 10, 2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Embedded within Apple’s SecurityEngineering & Architecture organization, the Secure Transports team’s mission is to deliver world-class cryptographic and secure protocols engineering. At the heart of an organization dedicated to building the most secure operating system in the world and putting it in the hands of millions of customers, the team is looking for a motivated software engineer to help push its technologies to the next level. You will join a team that provides the security foundations for data in motion across all of Apple’s innovative products, including Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. You will contribute to the entire system, from the kernel up through libraries, frameworks, and applications. As an engineer, you will have the opportunity to majorly impact the design and implementation of Apple’s embedded and desktop operating system products, collaborating closely with all othersecurity stakeholders, ranging from our Silicon Engineering group to our Cloud Services group. Successful candidates will be generalists capable of tackling challenging wide-ranging engineering problems anywhere in the software stack, determining the appropriate compromise between several often competing factors such as ease of use, performance, and of course security. Our environment fosters product innovation, rapid product iteration, and a liberating amount of autonomy in which you will be expected to create and quickly bring to market new security methods and technologies to address the complex needs of mobile and distributed computing. The position also has a strong cross-functional aspect that will require you to interact with and influence many people from several organizations within and outside the company. Designing and developing software for hundreds of millions of users. People who LOVE the products you make. Working for a company whose commitment to user privacy is at the heart of everything it does. Being surrounded by the most creative, passionate, talented engineers in the industry. Constantly being challenged to go beyond the norm to find new, innovative ways of solving problems and to make software safer, easier, and more fun to use. Not many jobs can offer all of these things. Software Engineering jobs at Apple do, and much more.

Key Qualifications

  • A genuine passion for creating effective and pragmatic cryptographic designs
  • Strong expertise in fundamental cryptographic algorithms and applications
  • Deep understanding of side channels and other challenges to modernapplied cryptography
  • Excellent C and systems programming skills
  • Industry exposure to and knowledge of OS security
  • Highly professional, with the ability to deliver solid work on tight schedules
  • Working cross-functionally with other software, hardware, marketing, and support teams to provide the best security solutions for Apple’s products
  • Excellent teamwork skills. We work with all engineering teams involved in these products, and on all of their code.


Help define the security properties and architecture for the next-generation operating system Implement and validate new cryptographic algorithms Design cryptographic solutions for secure messaging, device pairing, cloud data privacy, and other applications Work cooperatively with other parts of Apple on cross-functional technologies and initiatives to enhance security Evangelize and drive the adoption of these technologies across the organization


BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience/skills

Additional Requirements

PreferredExperience: iPhone OS and Mac OS X exposure (end user, administrator, developer) Involvement in open source technologies and development communities such as FreeBSD and Linux

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