Developer Ecosystem Engineer (Apple Vision Pro - Lead)


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 ideal engineer for this role thrives working in a dynamic, cross functional team, has deep empathy for developers and their software development / learning process, and is passionate about taking developer experiences from good-to-great.

Key Qualifications

6+ years experience developing apps for iOS/iPadOS using UIKit and AppKit, with Swift or C / C++/ Objective-C and SwiftUI.

Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills: You will be writing, presenting to, and speaking with developers and engineering colleagues regularly.

Strong computer science fundamentals & debugging instincts.

Willingness to dive in and take ownership of a problem space: You will be treated as an expert and go-to for your areas of support.

Ability to rapidly problem solve, improvise, and triage technical scenarios.

Resourceful, passionate, creative, and results oriented with high energy and a positive attitude.


In this role, you will be responsible for supporting the development of world-class 3rd party experiences by bridging developers to core engineering teams. Your role will focus on enabling developers to create the most innovative apps using Apple technologies while ensuring exceptional user experiences.

Collaborating cross-functionally, you will partner with developers onboarding into Vision Pro, support their creation of novel spatial apps, debug / optimize user experiences, and understand developer feature needs. Your responsibilities will include: Developing software, installing and configuring new hardware / software systems, creating demos, debugging developer experiences, identifying development challenges, implementing solutions against problem areas, and curating insights.

The ideal candidate has a strong engineering background and is driven to solve challenging technical problems on behalf of developers. Strong communication skills are essential, as is your ability to translate technical experiences to technical on non-technical audiences. The ability to work independently whilst fostering and leveraging collaborative relationships is important.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science OR equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

***If you have experience with any of these, it’ll make you a stronger candidate, but they are not required for consideration.

* Experience developing AR/VR applications (ARKit, RealityKit a plus).

* Understanding of the app ecosystem, business models, and competition.

* Understanding of API / SPI design and implementation.

* Knowledge about computer graphics and rendering.

* Experience leading engineering teams.

* Familiarity with gaming engines / platforms such as Unity, Unreal.

* Experience in a range of lab functions (inventory management, system set up/operations, data collection, etc) is a plus.

* Passion for staying updated on AR/VR industry trends and latest guidelines.

* Experience testing technology stacks with many software and hardware components.

* If other engineers turn to you when they have programming questions, or your answers on developer forums are consistently marked as “accepted”.

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 $170,700 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: 200494906