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CPU Compiler Security Engineer



Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024


Role Number:200551410
The CPU compiler team at Apple is looking for individuals who are passionate about advancing compiler technology and tooling to help secure some of the world’s most advanced software products. A critical part of our mission is to explore and implement compiler technology in support of security solutions and mitigations. A significant portion of our work is carried out in close collaboration with security specialists, silicon architects, operating system developers, and application experts. Our team emphasizes diversity, collaboration, and creativity. Join us to shape the future of security technology at Apple!


When you join us, you will be part of a group of engineers committed to advancing compiler CPU technology. Your responsibilities will include working closely with security, silicon and software architects designing compiler features that advance security on all Apple platforms. You will collaboratively analyze security vulnerabilities and explore new compiler techniques to mitigate and prevent them at reasonable cost. In this environment you will continuously apply and grow your expertise, learn new technologies, and engage in projects spanning hardware and software teams. Your work will impact all classical applications used by everyday users, countless customers, and give raise to new applications and technologies. If you believe you have additional skills not listed here that would make you a good candidate for this position, please feel free to include a cover letter describing those skills and their applicability to the position. If this sounds of interest to you, we'd love to hear from you!

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Strong C and C++ programming expertise
  • Knowledge of common data structures like linked lists, sets, maps, and graphs
  • Hands-on experience with compiler backend development and/or optimizations
  • Experience with common security vulnerabilities classes and mitigations
  • Good understanding of CPU architecture and micro-architecture, familiarity with ARM is a plus
  • Experience working with LLVM or other open source project is a plus
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BSc in Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering or equivalent 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.