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 Software QA and Automation Engineer - Comm Apps - 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 - 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: 200310180 / Latpro-3840121 
Date posted: Nov-11-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Software QA and Automation Engineer - Comm Apps

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Nov 10, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200310180

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The Communication Applications team is seeking an experienced and passionate engineer to find major problems in our software so our customers don't have to. Our team designs and engineers the communication cornerstones of iOS, macOS, and watchOS: the Messages, FaceTime, and Phone applications. We're also the masterminds behind IDS, the communication backend for iMessage, FaceTime, Apple Watch, Continuity, Apple Push Service, HomeKit, and more. We need someone who is comfortable working in an exciting environment with rapidly changing priorities and someone inspired to invent new ways to test, to find problems no one else could, and to build amazing products. Responsibilities include: * Working side-by-side with developers and peers to create and execute test plans for new features prior to their announcement and release * Determining the reproduction steps, scope, and customer impact of bugs to make it clear how to prioritize bugs * Coordinating testing efforts for major new cross-functional features * Escalating critical bugs and working with developers to prioritize fixes * Providing feedback on new features prior to integrating them into future releases * Ensuring Messages, FaceTime, and Phone provide a superior experience on new hardware prior to its release

Key Qualifications

  • 2 or more years experience crafting, maintaining, and executing tests plans at all application layers
  • 2 or more years experience with blackbox testing
  • Strong experience in utilizing Python, Perl, shell scripting, version control systems, object-oriented methodology, and other related tools /scripting languages
  • Experience in testing and automating APIs, UIs and Native Applications
  • Working knowledge of C/C++ or Objective-C
  • Proficient with bug tracking software like Bugzilla and Jira
  • Adept at debugging, troubleshooting, and critical thinking
  • Experience with cross-functional projects
  • A great teammate with the ability to act as a mentor and peer leader
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills


At Apple, new ideas quickly become extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences. Imagine the possibilities when your passion and dedication are applied to enriching the life's of your friends, family, and 100s of millions of Apple's users around the world. Your life's best work could be an interview away. Please join us in strengthening the Apple ecosystem and bringing users together with innovative communications technologies. The Communication Applications team is a passionate and tight-knit collection of engineers who are eager to identify a highly motivated engineer with aspirations to build powerful automation, cultivate learning, and lead cross-functional efforts to success. This is a high-impact team looking to hire a high-impact individual.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent


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