Mac Firmware Engineer
Austin , Texas , United States
Software and Services
Posted: Oct 7, 2020
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200197442
Are you a big-picture thinker who loves setting ambitious goals? Do you have a passion for understanding how each line of code affects all the others? In the Core Operating Systems group ensuring the OS is inseparable from each device's identity as a whole. That's because this group is committed to building fully integrated operating systems that combine hardware, software, and apps into a single Apple experience. Your dedication to cross-disciplinary collaboration will help develop groundbreaking technologies, such as iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. By crafting these distinct, holistic user experiences, you'll continue to uphold and advance the excellence people expect from Apple devices. We are looking for an exceptional firmware engineer to join a new Austin-based team responsible for developing Apple's UEFI implementation and related technologies for the Mac product line. Mac Platform Software is responsible for bringing up macOS and Windows on all new Mac products, including the development and integration of firmware and systems software for macOS and Windows, the development of platform-level features for the Mac, and the leadership of multi-functional debug and optimization efforts across hardware and software teams.
- Proven experience in firmware/BIOS development
- Experience with boot loaders and firmware/kernel interfaces
- Excellent understanding of hardware design as it relates to operating systems
- Familiar with debugging tools: ICE, JTAG, Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Knowledge of UEFI and the x86 platform and standards, including ACPI, SMM, PnP, PCIe, and JEDEC DDR a plus
- Strong understanding of system power management a plus
In this role you are responsible for the development of Apple's UEFI implementation and its related technologies. UEFI provides the boot firmware for all Mac systems and plays a critical role in system stability, performance, and battery life. You will contribute to the development of the boot loader and firmware update mechanisms, as well as other related technologies. We develop firmware features, support new Mac software and hardware features, support ongoing efforts to improve the quality of shipped Macs in the field, and assist the larger Mac Platform organization in multi-functional efforts to design and build new Mac products.
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related field