Applications Engineer, Photos - Apple Vision Pro


Job Description


Apple is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Every new product we build, service we create, or Apple Store experience we deliver is the result of us making each other’s ideas stronger. That happens because every one of us shares a belief that we can make something wonderful and share it with the world, changing lives for the better. It’s the diversity of our people and their thinking that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. When we bring everybody in, we can do the best work of our lives. Here, you’ll do more than join something — you’ll add something.

Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space. It will allow us to do the things we love in ways never before possible — all while staying connected to the people around us.

The Vision Products Group (VPG) is looking for Applications Engineers to help us build the next generation of features for the Photos app on the Apple Vision Pro. This team works with cutting edge AR/VR technology to create magical experiences for our customers with their most personal and cherished content. As a member of our organization you will assist us in crafting future products that will delight, inspire and empower millions of people.

Key Qualifications

3-6+ years experience in software development.

Experience building complex applications that are functional, beautiful and delightful.

Experience with App development concepts using frameworks like SwiftUI, UIKit, ARKit, ARCore, React, etc.

Attention to detail, creativity, and a passion for spatial computing.

Ability to collaborate and work in a highly cross-functional environment.

Proficiency in an application programming language, such as Swift, Objective-C, C/C++, etc.


You will work on Photos; a productivity app that ships with every Apple Vision Pro which allows users to experience their most personal and cherished home photos and videos in a brand new and exciting way.

You will work closely with Apple's framework teams and Human Interface designers - pushing you to think outside-the-box, and solve incredibly challenging and interesting problems in spatial computing.

You will work with technologies such as RealityKit, SwiftUI and ARKit. You will have access to a wide variety of internal frameworks and services that will allow you to create an application that is deeply integrated into our operating systems.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science OR equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

The following qualifications are beneficial, but not required, to be an impactful member of the team:

• Familiarity with any of the following Apple technologies: SwiftUI, UIKit, ARKit, Metal, RealityKit.

• Proficiency in iOS development practices.

• Experience in 3D Graphics, Real Time Graphics, or 3D Math.

• Experience building AR/VR apps either professionally or personally.

• Interest or proficiency in UI/UX design.

• Interest in photography or videography.

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 $138,900 and $256,500, 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. Learn more 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.

Role Number: 200491910