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Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Security



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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200554429
The SPEAR team in Apple’s Security Engineering & Architecture organization is hiring a collaborative software quality assurance engineer with a drive to ensure the quality of ambitious software security features. SPEAR is a dedicated team of engineers who work on security hardening across all of Apple’s operating systems. We work in a variety of codebases in all layers of the software stack. We develop challenging and impactful security features that require rigorous test development and execution to land cleanly and successfully. 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 a quality assurance engineer in SPEAR, you will test SPEAR’s features to ensure they achieve their security goals while maintaining functionality, stability, and performance requirements. You will work side-by-side with SPEAR software developers during all project phases, collaborating on feature definition, quality plan, and test development. You will gain experience testing software across a wide range of Apple’s software stack. Your work will be key to the SPEAR team’s goal of exceeding partner teams’ expectations for feature quality.


As a Quality Assurance Engineer in the SPEAR team, you will be responsible for qualifying a variety of SPEAR-developed features. This will include: - Work with feature teams to understand feature goals, components being modified, and interactions with the rest of the system. Reach out to client teams to understand how they rely on the components the feature affects. - Develop comprehensive feature test plans to ensure the feature achieves its goals without regressing functionality, performance, power, or stability. - Implement new tests when needed to achieve adequate coverage. - Interpret automated test results and triage test failures. - Report on testing status and follow up to ensure regressions are addressed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of iOS and/or macOS QA experience
  • Experience creating test plans that identify deep software bugs
  • Excellent bug reporting skills
  • Analytical skills to independently perform first-level triage on test failures
  • Detailed-oriented approach to understanding, documenting, and executing on test requirements
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively about technical topics (verbal and written)

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience

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.