WebKit Engine Security Engineer

    • Apple, Inc.
  • San Diego, CA
  • Posted 41 days ago | Updated 7 hours ago


On Site
USD 115,731.00 - 204,000.00 per year
Full Time


Computer hardware
System integration
Fuzz testing
Operating systems
Software security
iOS development
Open source
Software development
Computer science
Web browsers
Cascading style sheets

Job Details


Join us in building the best, most secure browser engine! You'll bring to bear the hardware and software integration that only Apple offers. You'll take bold steps to eradicate whole classes of security issues. And you will work directly with industry leading experts in fuzz testing, cryptography, and operating system security. This is a dream job in software security.WebKit is open source and the engine that powers Safari, the world's fastest and most power efficient web browser. WebKit also powers other Apple apps such as Mail, Books, and News, and it's one of the most popular frameworks for apps in iOS, watchOS, and macOS.

Key Qualifications

Experience in a manual memory managed and pointer-based language such as C, C++, or Objective-C.Experience in finding and correcting bugs with security implications.Familiarity with systems programming, for instance multi-process or multi-threaded programming.


As a WebKit Engine Security Engineer you will work on security hardening of the WebKit engine. This involves both fixing security bugs and working strategically to prevent future security issues. You'll collaborate across teams at Apple to drive security improvements in our platform and also interact with developers on the Open Source WebKit project.IN CONCRETE TERMS, YOU'LL WORK ON:Improved memory management, for instance through smart pointers.Sandboxing, inter-process communication, and process isolation.Innovative technologies to eliminate classes of security issues.Architectural changes to improve security.Programming language enhancements to improve security.Static analysis of source code.New testing strategies and improved testability.Down-to-earth security bug fixing.At Apple, user privacy and security is paramount. You will play a meaningful role in advancing these features for hundreds of millions of users across the many products and services we make.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent.

Additional Requirements

  • Engineers often build successful careers on the WebKit team without prior experience working in web browsers. Some of these skills can give you an advantageous head start:
  • - Experience with Web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • - Experience with the UIKit, AppKit, and CFNetwork frameworks.

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 $115,731 and $204,000 annualized, 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. Learn more 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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