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Sr. Software Engineer, Streaming Media



Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024


Role Number:200553533
Apple's Audio and Media Technologies Group (AMT) is looking for a creative and dedicated engineer to join our Streaming Media team. This team delivers the technology that powers the media viewing and listening experiences across our entire ecosystem for both 1st party (TV+, Apple Music, Sports) and 3rd party content streaming services (Disney+, Netflix, HBO). We are responsible for implementing software services around linear audiovisual media that includes video-on-demand and live streaming of multimedia content. We are looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer to support us in the design and development of our next generation of media processing systems. The role offers an incredible opportunity to build secure, end-to-end solutions for Apple’s TV+ and Sports services. You get to develop custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Imagine what you could do here!


As an engineer in this team, you'll work on the implementation of content publication workflows, developing/enhancing media parsers, interfacing with video/audio encode systems, quality scalers, and content packaging/encryption pipelines. Your work will encompass deep analysis of our pipelines for performance improvements in the areas of speed and system resource utilization. We are looking for someone who is a detail-oriented professional with excellent communication and presentation skills. You will interface and collaborate with various teams at Apple to come up with innovative, clean and maintainable solutions that can be delivered in a timely manner.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires 5+ years of strong software development experience in C / C++
  • BS or MS in CS/CE/EE or equivalent
  • Proficiency in multi-threaded development and synchronization primitives
  • Ability and motivation to understand top to bottom architecture and functional details of a complex system with multiple inter-dependencies
  • Experience with video, audio, captions/subtitles and/or metadata container-level carriage technologies and standards
  • Outstanding analytical, programming and debugging skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding audio, visual and caption format standards (AVC, HEVC, AAC, ATMOS, WebVTT, IMSC, HDR/SDR, etc)
  • Knowledge of associated media file formats standards (ISO base media file format, CMAF, fMP4, MPEG-2 TS)
  • Experience in the field of video streaming, including commonly used streaming protocols such as HLS, DASH etc
  • Knowledge of streaming network protocols such as SRT, RIST, RTP, UDP etc
  • Experience with software performance optimization
  • Experience using the CoreFoundation, AVFoundation and/or CoreMedia frameworks or equivalent technologies
  • Worked with Open Source multimedia projects (FFMPEG, gstreamer)
  • Experience deploying software on elastic platforms such as Kubernetes, EC2, etc

Education & 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.