Product Security Engineer, SEAR

Seattle, WA 98104
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Posted: May 20, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200248369

The Apple Product Security Team is at the forefront of Apple's security and threat intelligence capabilities, i...Summary


Posted: May 20, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200248369

The Apple Product Security Team is at the forefront of Apple's security and threat intelligence capabilities, impacting the breadth of Apple's ecosystem by working on immediate risks to Apple's customers. Working with some of the best security engineers in the world, you'll have a direct positive impact on the security of Apple's products. We're looking for a hardworking and highly motivated engineer responsible to help investigate security issues across Apple products with the goal of better safeguarding our users.

You'll become part of an outstanding team focusing on securing iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS. Rooted in the Security Engineering and Architecture organization, you'll be working with a wide variety of teams and vendors. Your influence will be felt throughout Apple's extraordinary products, such as the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch and Apple TV.

Key Qualifications

  • A consistent track record in finding security vulnerabilities in shipping products
  • Programming background in C, C++, and/or Objective-C
  • Familiarity with modern processor architecture
  • Background in secure coding best practices and code auditing
  • Have an understanding of past, current, and emerging security exploit types
  • Proficiency in scripting language(s) such as Python
  • Proficiency in either macOS or other flavors of UNIX
  • Have the ability to track and manage numerous parallel activities
  • Experience building tools and automation
  • Ability to explain sophisticated security problems


You will be directly involved in Apple's response to critical issues as they arise. From reverse engineering an exploit, providing insightful analysis on vulnerabilities, creating innovative tools to help find security bugs, and collaborating with engineering teams on software issues, the job is as diverse as it is critical. This position requires someone with strong technical strengths and an enthusiastic aim to secure systems by showing how they can be broken.

Help make Apple's products the industry's most secure

Triage, analyze and investigate security issues reported to Apple

Analyze issues and pivot off available data to discover new and closely related security vulnerabilities

Focus on current security issues and trends and an eye towards future research

Have solid organization, prioritization and communication skills and an ability to influence others outside your team

Provide mentorship to engineering teams regarding mitigations to emerging threats

This position may require some travel to other Apple sites, vendors and security conferences.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in computer science, engineering or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

  • Provide security design consulting to other teams
  • Proficiency with assembly languages
  • Experience designing and architecting systems with security in mind
  • Reverse engineering using tools such as IDAPro
  • Familiarity with the principles and use of cryptographic primitives and protocols
  • Familiarity with developing fuzzers and other automated tools for vulnerability finding

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