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 Keyboard Input Method Software 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: Computers - Platforms
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: 200215694 / Latpro-3771106 
Date posted: Jan-30-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Keyboard Input Method Software Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Jan 29, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200215694

The Keyboard Input Method team is looking for a hardworking software engineer to implement new text input features and contribute to the design of the text input architecture on all of Apple's major platforms including macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with Objective-C, C, or C++
  • Excellent understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent analytical, debugging and critical thinking skills
  • Passion for code quality


The Keyboard Input Method team is responsible for ensuring that Apple's products are tailored for customers around the world by providing text input solutions for many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, Vietnamese, Hindi, Tamil, and many more, on all of Apple's software platforms. We also design text input solutions that meet the specific needs of each language, such as unique 10 Key keyboards for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, transliteration-based keyboards for Hindi and Tamil, Handwriting-based input, and much more. Apple is known for its unique integration of hardware and software, and the Keyboard Input Method team is a key part of that. We work closely with the design, hardware, and localization teams to deliver a great text input experience across many languages on Apple's new and exciting hardware products. In order to support this endeavor, we are looking for a motivated engineer who has a passion for writing high quality software to deliver the best text input experience possible. As a member of the team, you will be exposed to advanced technologies in NLP and text input that have a significant impact on the international user experience. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the design of our input method architecture, as well as provide enhancements to key features like QuickPath, Handwriting, AutoFill, Proactive QuickType, and many other key features. We have a fast moving environment that cultivates collaboration, innovation, and growth in the areas that allow us to consistently deliver to the end user.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience

Additional Requirements

  • Understanding of application architecture
  • Ability to design APIs, frameworks, and unit testable software using dependency injection, design patterns, and functional programming concepts
  • Interest or experience with Natural Language Processing or Machine Learning
  • Familiarity with Unicode, text encoding, and ICU


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