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Performance Control Software Engineer - Platform Architecture

Apple, Inc.
United States, California, Cupertino
January 25, 2023
Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Role Number: 200450568
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 people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple product! Do you love working on challenges that no one has solved yet? As a member of our multifaceted group, you will have the unique and phenomenal opportunity to craft upcoming products that will delight and inspire millions of Apple's customers every single day. Platform Architecture is looking for a Performance Control Software Engineer to measure, analyze and control the relationship between power and performance in Apple's most advanced systems. In this position, you will study the execution of workloads on Apple silicon across all Apple platforms and leverage that understanding to invent new operating system performance control features. You will design and conduct performance experiments, create instrumentation and data visualizations, prototype innovative in-kernel performance control algorithms, collaborate with teams ranging from the core operating system through user-facing applications, and productize the software that controls the performance of every workload executed on hundreds of millions of Apple products around the world.
Key Qualifications
  • Academic or practical experience with operating system design and implementation
  • Kernel software development experience in C or C++
  • Knowledge of computer architecture and hardware performance monitoring instrumentation is desirable.
  • Userland software development experience in environments such as C, C++ or Python is a plus.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering.
As a Performance Control Software Engineer, your job responsibilities will include: * Participate in the design, prototyping, implementation and code review of kernel features related to performance control, power management and scheduling * Design and conduct experiments to characterize execution efficiency and the effects of physical constraints such as temperature or power delivery * Use excellent empirical methodology to illuminate power-performance tradeoffs * Influence a broad cross-functional audience spanning processor architecture, silicon engineering, system integration, OS development and application software performance evaluation * Identify opportunities to improve the measurement and control capabilities of Apple silicon
Education & Experience
B.S. in Computer Science or Electrical and Computer Engineering. M.S. preferred
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 $50.72 and $76.44/hr, 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.
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