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Software Engineering Manager - Apps and Frameworks Security



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200553877
The SPEAR team in Apple’s Security Engineering & Architecture organization is hiring a collaborative software engineering manager with a drive to improve the security of end user devices. SPEAR is a dedicated team of software engineers who work on security hardening across all of Apple’s operating systems. We focus on projects ranging from surgical adoptions of memory safety technologies to wholesale refactors that reorient key system components to protect the security of our users’ devices. Our work results in major improvements to the security of Apple’s apps and services without compromising the polished user experience over a billion users rely on every day. As an engineering manager in SPEAR, you will work with teams across Apple’s software stack to improve the security of our operating systems. Your team will deliver well-designed, robust, and maintainable infrastructure and mitigations that meaningfully improve end user security. As a leader in a growing organization, you will hire and develop talented engineers who will help set the standard for cross-functional collaboration and engineering excellence. As a result of the collective effort of dedicated engineers like yourself, Apple’s products are the most secure consumer devices on the market. Our mission is to continue to advance the state of the art of end user security. Our goal isn’t simply to be the most secure: we’re working to ensure the safety of every user’s digital life, even against the most malicious and well-resourced adversaries.


As a software engineering manager in SPEAR, you will: Lead and manage a team of collaborative software engineers improving the security of critical low-level operating system software. Grow the team by hiring and developing top engineering talent at all experience levels. Manage ambitious software security projects through their entire lifecycle, including concept, design, implementation, testing, and handoff phases. Foster a collaborative team culture, leading by example to approach every challenge as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding and respect through creative problem solving. Drive continuous improvement within the team, analyzing every project for improvement opportunities and following through to ensure they are implemented. Partner with other security engineering leaders to develop your team’s roadmap and respond to emerging threats.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading a software team developing operating system services, SDKs, or native applications
  • Hands-on experience with software development in a compiled object-oriented language such as Swift, Objective-C, or C++
  • Understanding of software security principles
  • Understanding of system-level concepts including multi-threaded design, synchronization, and interprocess communication
  • Experience building a strong and diverse team, promoting healthy team culture, driving process improvements, and supporting career growth of team members
  • Experience hiring engineers and leading a team through significant growth
  • Proven track record of owning and leading successful delivery of software projects
  • Enthusiastic, empathetic, and collaborative approach to multi-functional projects

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.