Apple AR/VR Job | Streaming Media Formats/ HLS Content Eng. – Apple Vision Pro

Job(岗位): Streaming Media Formats/ HLS Content Eng. – Apple Vision Pro

Citys(岗位城市): San Diego, California, United States

Date(发布日期): 2023-6-20


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.

Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new insights have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. If you’re passionate about solving complex problems with sophisticated and creative thinking, curious enough to tackle difficult challenges head on, then this job is a flawless fit for you! We are looking for a highly motivated software engineer to support us in the design and development of next generation audio/visual media formats for playback, enabling support for such formats in our content publishing and supervising workflow with our production tools.

Apple’s Audio and Media Technologies Group (AMT) is seeking for a creative and dedicated engineer to join our Streaming Media Team. This team delivers the technology that powers the media viewing and listening experiences on all of Apple’s platforms (iPhones/iPads, Apple TV, macOS, etc) and 3rd party platforms for Apple Services. We support the development of our core frameworks for media playback (Core Media and AV Foundation) and deliver production quality tools to support the content publishing workflow for our media services teams (TV+, Apple Music/Podcasts).


Requires strong software development experience in C / C++, knowledge of streaming protocols: HLS / DASH, and Native iOS application development.

Exhibit understanding of media file formats (ISO base media file format, CMAF, fMP4, MPEG-2 TS)

Outstanding analytical, programming and debugging skills

Strong foundations in Data Structures, Algorithms, operating systems, and software engineering fundamentals

Proficient with multi-threaded development and synchronization primitives


As a Streaming Media Formats/Tools Engineer, you will be accountable for the following. Supporting existing and new media formats (e.g., video codecs, audio codecs, captions, sub-titles, timed-metadata, etc) across all of the apple platforms. Collaborating closely with multi-functional teams to ensure end to end bringup of new streaming features. Development of native reference iOS application showcasing all of the HLS features and standard processes. Aiding our live stream monitoring and content publishing workflow with content validation tools and assist in real time analysis and triage. Build robust content protection/encryption support for various DRM systems in our tools suite (e.g., FairPlay Streaming). Enhance our tools suite to support sophisticated a/v sync detection techniques, loudness/DRM validation, system performance monitoring, etc.

Your creativity will craft protocols, implementations and services that bring the best and latest multimedia experiences to all of our customers. This will give you an opportunity to further improve your systems-level programming skills and understanding of new media formats. To be successful in this role, the individual will need to be versatile and able to thrive in a fast-moving environment and be an excellent standout colleague.

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Nice to have but not required:

– Familiarity with Content publishing/packaging

– Objective-C

– Knowledge of existing audio, visual and caption format standards

– Experience of developing format writers and parsers

– Familiarity with Jenkins or any other CI/CD

– Familiarity with Xcode and Linux make files