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HID Firmware QE - Mac & Input Touch

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, San Diego
February 22, 2023
Posted: Nov 28, 2022
Role Number: 200445650
Be part of the Mac & Input Touch QE team, focused on testing Multitouch firmware and ensuring ultra-high quality for Apple's next generation human interface devices! This includes technologies such as Mac Trackpad, Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, and other input device technologies across a variety of Apple's product line. Testing is focused on microcontroller based firmware that interfaces with sensors and various other system components. You will be a motivated individual who independently follows up on bugs, collaborates with developers to resolve low-level issues and can understand and discuss technical problems with other QE engineers, development partners and program managers.
Key Qualifications
  • Understanding microcontroller based embedded systems, including algorithms
  • Partnering with a development team to quickly understand an architecture, break it into functional parts, come up with a plan to test/validate, and identify and target weaknesses
  • Crafting creative ways to exercise embedded subsystems, communication protocols (SPI, I2C, etc) and high-level features of embedded devices
  • Devising and building test fixtures, building tools and authoring automated scripts
  • Executing manual and automated test plans on early prototypes, typically at the "grey box" level
  • Helping to craft quality from a very early stage, ushering the product from early prototype to production
  • Documentation of test cases and code used for test execution
  • Coming up with ideas for custom tools and methods to exercise firmware features
  • Tracking performance, reporting results to management, driving issues to closure
  • Partnering with Human Factors / User Study Group to validate the customer experience and learn about how humans use new input devices
AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE WILL: - Have a real passion for quality and enjoy breaking things through creative testing - Thrive in uncertain, early prototype stages of a project when not all features are working yet, and enjoy putting energy into identifying/classifying issues as a way to improve quality - Strive to innovate and try new things, incorporating continuous improvement of testing methods
Education & Experience
BS OR MS IN CS/CPE/EE OR RELATED DEGREES Apple's most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programs. We're proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount - both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company's success. You'll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements. 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. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace.
Additional Requirements
Pay & Benefits
  • At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $94,000 and $171,000 annualized, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.