Apple Mac Firmware Quality Engineer in Austin, Texas
Mac Firmware Quality Engineer
Software and Services
A passion for quality in consumer products
Strong understanding of system management via command-line interface
Strong Python programming skills with a focus on system management, Python 3 a plus
Experience with test development for firmware, device drivers, and/or kernel
Experience with development and deployment of automated test suites
Proven track record of accomplishing test campaigns on time
Proven track record of capturing meaningful test results
Strong written and oral communication skills
Bachelor’s degree in CS, CE, or EE or equivalent industry experience
Familiarity with both Unix and Windows software environments a plus
Familiarity with continuous-integration best practices a plus
Experience with C/C++ a plus
As a Mac Firmware Quality Engineer, you will be responsible for designing test plans, developing tests and supporting diagnostics, and automating test flows for our firmware test lab. You will collaborate daily with firmware and systems-software engineers to drive workflow changes and test-coverage increases that are critical to ensuring the quality of Apple’s UEFI implementation and its related technologies. Additionally, you will work closely with customer- focused teams to prioritize quality improvements and feature enhancements for future hardware and firmware updates.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science or a related field
Apply modern software-testing tools and techniques to produce high-value tests
Execute existing test plans and work toward developing end-to-end automation
Work with firmware and systems-software engineers to create requirements, test plans, and
schedules to exercise new hardware and software features and to validate Mac hardware
Coordinate with cross-functional test engineering and QA teams to ensure proper test
coverage for both unreleased and shipping Mac hardware
Identify and escalate quality risk areas during product development
Drive improvements and evolve existing test procedures, coverage, frameworks, and tools • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers
Monitor and analyze software-performance metrics to ensure system performance is
maintained from release to release
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