Metal Ecosystem Development Engineer


  • Job Number: 112933789
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: Sep. 7, 2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Apple’s IMG GPU Software team provides the graphics software foundation across all of Apple's innovative products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, and Watch. Combining cutting-edge software frameworks such as Metal with next-generation hardware, GPUSW takes the user experience to the next level.

This team recently announced Metal 2 which provides near-direct access to the graphics processing unit (GPU), enabling you to maximize the graphics and compute potential of apps on iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Building upon an efficient low-overhead architecture with precompiled shaders, fine-grained resource control, and multithreading support, Metal 2 further boosts performance by enabling the GPU to take more control of the rendering pipeline. Moving beyond just graphics, Metal 2 provides deep support for GPU-accelerated machine learning and offers enhanced developer tools that make it even easier to debug, optimize, and deploy Metal apps. On Mac, Metal 2 adds support for virtual reality (VR) rendering and external GPUs, and provides new APIs and optimizations to help developers embrace these emerging technologies within their apps.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills and knowledge of C/C++
  • Development experience on Unix, Linux or Mac OS X
  • Excellent software design, problem solving and debugging skills
  • Experience with GPU hardware and software architecture analysis, design, and implementation
  • Outstanding experience with GPU and CPU performance optimizations


IMG’s GPU Software team is looking for a top-notch, driven, and dedicated engineer to drive our efforts in GPU software performance. You can make a difference by helping iOS apps gain the most benefit out of Metal and the A7 GPU, by contributing to our benchmark suite, and by defining the requirements for and evaluating the performance of future GPUs.


Technical BS/MS degree

Additional Requirements

• Experience with embedded systems a plus • Experience with parallel and asynchronous processing a plus • Knowledge of Metal, OpenCL, OpenGL and OpenGL ES or other graphics and compute developer APIs a plus • Knowledge of Mac OS X, Core Animation, UIKit, Core Graphics and iPhone programming a plus • Experience with application user interface programming, scene graphs, and graphics rendering techniques a plus

Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

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