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Software Automation Engineer watchOS



Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200551015
Imagine what you could do here at Apple. Innovation runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The people here at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Apple Watch team is looking for a qualified engineer who can quickly come up to speed and contribute to the development process in a significant way. We are seeking an Automation Engineer to help us ensure that our iOS and watchOS releases continue to be stable, reliable, and bug-free. As a member of our fast-paced group, you will work with groundbreaking technology while enhancing our testing capabilities for new features. You will have a unique and rewarding opportunity to help plan and shape upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple’s customers every day.


This position requires a motivated, highly technical engineer to create, maintain, and expand automated UI testing for watchOS. You will help drive our testing capabilities for all Apple operating systems, as well as triage the results to find any and all software bugs present before the software ships to customers.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience developing UI automation, preferably in Apple frameworks such as XCTest.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, Swift, and Bash.
  • Experience with Git and codebase management.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with test methodologies (unit testing, integration testing, performance testing, functional testing, etc).
  • Strong passion for quality assurance in software, including experience in finding, investigating, and fixing bugs.
  • Experience with developing test strategies, including writing test plans, test cases, custom tools, and testing architectures.
  • Ability to investigate, debug and triage difficult problems both independently and cooperatively.
  • Highly organized, creative, motivated, and passionate about achieving results.
  • Creative thinker and strong problem solver with meticulous attention to detail.
  • An enthusiasm for user-focused design & high-quality products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate close interaction with development teams, management, and other organizations within Apple.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BA/BS in Computer Science or equivalent professional experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.