Sr. Display SW Engineer

Apple   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Business Services


Not Specified years

Posted 396 days ago

Sr. Display SW Engineer

  • Job Number: 56975040
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Apple’s GPU Software team provides the graphics software foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and Apple Watch. Our responsibilities encompass the frameworks, developer tools, and device drivers for the GPU and Display on all of Apple’s hardware. This team recently announced Metal 2 which provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit (GPU), enabling you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of apps on iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Building upon an efficient low-overhead architecture with precompiled shaders, fine-grained resource control, and multithreading support, Metal 2 further boosts performance by enabling the GPU to take more control of the rendering pipeline. Moving beyond just graphics, Metal 2 provides deep support for GPU-accelerated machine learning and offers enhanced developer tools that make it even easier to debug, optimize, and deploy Metal apps. On Mac, Metal 2 adds support for virtual reality (VR) rendering and external GPUs, and provides new APIs and optimizations to help developers embrace these emerging technologies within their apps.

Key Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of kernel driver or systems development experience, solid experience with x86 assembler, superior debugging skillset, a passion for solving complex problems.
  • Experience working with kernel-mode device-drivers and debugging.
  • Development experience on MacOS X, Unix, Linux, Solaris, IRIX, or Windows
  • Excellent programming skills and knowledge of C/C++
  • Excellent software design, problem solving, and debugging skills
  • Excellent knowledge of system architecture


The Display Driver Infrastructure team within IMG delivers the display infrastructure software and support for Apple's computers. We are looking for a top-notch, driven, dedicated driver or system engineers to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be a highly efficient problem solver with a passion for problem resolution, have a collaborative attitude and a track record for getting the job done. We are looking for innovators, who have a passion for groundbreaking technologies and driven to implement the best solutions. As a core member of the Display Driver Infrastructure team, you will have responsibilities spanning all aspects of display software development (architecture, design, development, debug and deployment): •Own feature design, implementation, triage and delivery of display related technologies. •Partner with both internal teams and external teams on display driver architecture and implementation. •Participate in driving internally and externally visible advances in the macOS display experience. •Development and triage of display technologies for new product development.


Technical BS/MS degree

Additional Requirements

•Experience designing or implementing device drivers. •Experience with FPGA, firmware development or hardware simulators. •In depth knowledge of: display stack, display drivers, video formats, power management strategies, backlight. •Experience completing projects and delivering software to customers.