AR/VR Applications Developer

at Apple Inc.
Published October 3, 2022
Location Boulder, CO
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


The Technology Development Group (TDG) is looking for a Software Development Engineer to help us push the limits of the next generation of interactive experiences on our platform. This team is working with some of Apple's most advanced technologies including augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) offered in RealityKit, ARKit, and Metal 2. As a member of our creative organization, you will have the uniquely rewarding opportunity to craft future products that will delight and inspire millions of people every single day.

Key Qualifications

* Experience with iOS / iPadOS app development for multiple genres of apps: productivity, lifestyle, social media, educational, entertainment, and/or games.
* Swift development using native Apple frameworks.
* Keen ability to independently prototype user-centric apps with good user experience, without requiring direction from a product manager or UX designer.
* Proactively work with other teams as required for your development projects, and to improve public frameworks based upon your work and explorations.


Apple makes innovative technologies accessible for the creation of amazing user experiences. You will have the opportunity to work in a team developing system level frameworks enabling these experiences, in close collaboration with other innovative teams across Apple and TDG. The candidate for this role will be comfortable working in a dynamic and creative environment with an ambition to improve, innovate and explore these technologies to enable creators to surprise and delight our users.

This role develops prototype AR / VR apps and experiences to test the limits of our public frameworks and explore opportunities for improvements. All genres of apps should be prototyped to ensure our frameworks provide excellent features and support for developers.

Engineers are expected to work quickly and smartly to build creative prototypes and work closely with other teams to proactively improve our public frameworks. Key qualifications for strong candidates include experience with traditional app development for iOS and iPadOS, and experience developing AR / VR apps and features.

Education & Experience

Bachelors of computer science or equivalent, and at least 3 years of professional experience

Additional Requirements

* Familiarity with AR / VR apps and 3D experiences on any platform (doesn't specifically need to be for iOS or iPadOS).
* Apple frameworks for specialized functionality, such as AV Foundation, Core Audio, Core Media, Core Motion, IOKit, RealityKit, SceneKit, SpriteKit, and WebKit just to name a few.
* Real-time 3D app development, rendering, simulation, and physics, and effects.
* If you are a Colorado resident, this is for you: At Apple, we see the whole you. We carefully consider a wide range of compensation factors, including your background and experience. These considerations can cause your compensation to vary. This AR/VR Apps Developer starts at a minimum annual salary of $107,500. The actual pay may be higher depending on your skills, qualifications, and experience. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Every Apple employee also has the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder, because all team members are eligible for stock grants and also a discount when purchasing Apple stock.
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* Apple stock at a discount - both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company's success. You'll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.
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