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 Streaming Media Formats Engineer - San Diego, 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 - Programming Languages
Computers - Platforms
Computers - Networks
Computers - Software Engineer
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: 200296099 / Latpro-3831809 
Date posted: Oct-13-2021
State, Zip: California, 92101


Streaming Media Formats Engineer

San Diego , California , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Oct 7, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200296099

Apple's Interactive Media Group (IMG) is looking for a creative and dedicated engineer with leadership skills to join our streaming media team. This technology powers the streaming media experiences on all of Apple's platforms (iPhones/iPads, Apple TV, Apple Watch and macOS) by building on core technologies and frameworks such as Core Media, AVFoundation. The Streaming Media engineering team is looking for a software engineer to work on designing and implementing support for next generation audio/visual media formats in our streaming stack. If you are passionate about solving complex problems with sophisticated and creative solutions, then this job maybe a flawless fit for you.

Key Qualifications

  • Software development experience in C
  • Excellent analytical, programming and debugging skills
  • Experience in working with industry standard media file formats (e.g., ISOBMFF) and implementing authoring support for such formats.


As a streaming media formats engineer, you will be responsible for bringing up support for the next generation of advanced media formats in our stack. You will be involved in developing features, associated tools, contributing to systems design, analyzing performance, a/v-sync, and tuning algorithms for the streaming media framework. Your creativity will craft protocols, implementations and services that bring the best and latest multimedia experiences to our customers. This will give you an opportunity to further improve your systems-level programming skills and understanding of new media formats. To be successful in this role, you need to be versatile and able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in CS/CE or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have but not required:
  • Proficiency in multi-threaded development
  • Object oriented programming skills in either C++, Objective-C, or Swift
  • Knowledge of existing audio, visual and caption format standards is a plus (MPEG-2 TS, MP4, WebM, CEA-608, WebVTT, etc)
  • Knowledge of streaming media protocols: HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), DASH.
  • Experience in developing AR/VR and immersive video streaming
  • Solid understanding of media codecs, formats, transports and container protocols


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