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 HID Algorithm Engineer - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Engineering - Electrical
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200187064 / Latpro-3751020 
Date posted: Aug-20-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


HID Algorithm Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Aug 19, 2020

Role Number: 200187064

Apple's Human Interface Devices (HID) group is responsible for developing innovative ways to interact with Apple products. We work across product lines, delivering technologies like iPhone 7 home button, iPhone X swipe gestures, 3D touch, ApplePencil, AppleWatch Digital Crown, click controls on the new AirPods Pro, and so much more. The HID Algorithms team is looking for a software engineer to help us turn new sensors and algorithms into Apple's next-generation human interfaces. We are an eclectic group with backgrounds in computer science, estimation algorithms, human factors, and more, dedicated to inventing new ways of interacting with Apple products. We're looking for an engineer with excellent software fundamentals, excited to work with algorithm experts on prototyping and productizing the next wave of Apple Human Interfaces!

Key Qualifications

  • Strong experience in both low-level and high-level programming. Understands good software design and memory management
  • Solid algorithm and math fundamentals. You will be comfortable working with (and learning as necessary) topics like linear algebra, statistics, signal processing, machine learning, etc.
  • Tenacity to learn new things quickly
  • Excellent problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • Excellent presentation and verbal/written communications skills


This is a key position at a focal point for HW/SW/UI integration. Starting from early in the product lifecycle, this engineer will prototype new user experiences for iPhone, Apple Watch, and other top-secret projects. You will learn & work across the entire stack, from firmware to UI. You will help our team build algorithm pipelines to translate sensor data into user intent, design new gestures, and validate their effectiveness for a large population. The ideal engineer is comfortable working in a dynamic and creative team charged with crafting the way we will interact with next-generation Apple products. You are a self-motivated, excellent problem solver and a fast learner. You are quick to forge relationships and comfortable with change and ambiguity. You have strong technical skills and demonstrated experience in writing commercial grade software. You will bring software excellence to a highly interdisciplinary team, working with engineers of many talents to tackle challenging problems.

Education & Experience

Degree in CS/EE Must have education or professional experience related to CS or Software Engineering.

Additional Requirements

  • While not required, any of the following will make you more effective in this role:
  • - Experience in C, C++, Objective-C, Python, Matlab, Swift, or Unity
  • - Experience developing iOS, watchOS, or macOS applications or using MVC frameworks
  • - Experience developing for AR/VR
  • - Algorithm development in areas such as pattern or gesture recognition, adaptive filters, machine learning, sensor / image processing, or controls
  • - User interface design or graphics programming
  • - User studies and data analysis
  • 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.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


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