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At Turing, we are hiring talented macOS engineers to work on macOS application deployment and software troubleshooting. If you are passionate about Apple technologies, here's your chance to collaborate with top industry veterans and rise quickly through the ranks.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Perform TES onsite, Desktop Engineering, and GSD.
  • Deploy new applications for mac and update existing applications.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to deliver and assure Macs are compliant and secure.
  • Draft knowledge articles for end-users and support staff.
  • Assist software evaluation, server requests, and reporting, etc.

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Computer Science or IT (or equivalent experience)
  • 3+ years of experience as a macOS engineer (rare exceptions for highly skilled developers)
  • Good understanding of macOS design principles and structures
  • Proficiency in Citrix, Parallels, VM Fusion, and VirtualBox
  • Experience with Jamf Pro MDM environment
  • Proficiency in desktop app designing, development, and deployment
  • Fluent in both spoken and written English communication
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4 hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Familiarity with Swift and Objective-C
  • Portfolio of deployed macOS applications would be a plus
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

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How to Become a macOS engineer in 2023?

Apple Inc.’s macOS is one of the most popular computer operating systems worldwide. Originally created to run the company’s Macintosh line of PCs, it was different from its predecessors in that it presented a graphic user interface (GUI), which enabled users to manipulate graphical icons with a mouse rather than typing commands in text. mac OS inspired Microsoft to create Windows, which also featured a GUI and was similar to the Macintosh operating system.

Apple introduced the Macintosh in 1984 with an advertising campaign emphasizing ease of use and simplicity. Most computers at that time used command-line interfaces (CLI), with the user typing commands into a text prompt. The macOS, however, was based on a graphical user interface (GUI) that featured folders and files represented by colorful icons.

What is the scope in macOS engineering?

Over the past two decades, the macOS operating system has been updated to work with multiple processor architectures. In 2001, when mac OS X was released, the platform supported PowerPC chips in addition to Intel processors that were still a few years out. Though macOS has evolved since then, it remains relevant and useful even today.

macOS remains a cornerstone of Apple's product lines for the foreseeable future. It is the only way to develop apps for iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or the Apple Watch on a device running anything other than macOS. This means that all software for Apple products is currently built on top of macOS.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a macOS engineer?

macOS engineers design and develop mobile applications for Apple’s Mac OS operating system. They are in charge of designing and scripting the base application, as well as ensuring its quality, fixing bugs, maintaining the code, and implementing application updates.

  • Designing and developing mobile apps for Apple's iOS platform.
  • Defining app features in collaboration with the design team.
  • Assuring the application's quality and performance in accordance with specifications.
  • Identify possible issues and resolve constraints in the application.
  • Solving bugs in the application before the final release.
  • Keeping the code and atomizing the application.
  • Creating and deploying application updates.

How to Become a macOS engineer?

Let's move on to the road that one must take in order to pursue a profession in the macOS engineering field.

To begin, keep in mind that macOS engineers are not required to have a degree. You can be successful in MacOS engineering regardless of your level of formal education or the amount of experience with the technology. All you need is enough practical experience and command of the relevant technical and non-technical skills.
However, at many employers, MacOS engineer positions require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or similar disciplines. This requirement exists for a couple of reasons: first, having a relevant academic background allows you to better understand computer programming and web development, which will aid you greatly in learning front-end development. Second, many firms need candidates to have a specific degree when hiring front-end developers, making it easier for you to get some rewarding work opportunities.

To start your career as a macOS engineer, the first step is to learn the fundamental skills you need to master. The next section introduces those skills and methods that you need to master to become a successful MacOS engineer.

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Skills required to become a macOS engineer

In order to get the training you need to qualify for high-paying macOS engineer jobs, you must start by mastering the fundamentals.

1. Swift

Swift is one of the core programming languages used by Apple. It is a simple, concise programming language, very similar to Python and JavaScript, that allows developers to easily create variables, functions, and other code structures in their programs.

Swift is a young language, so it uses the very latest programming language features. This both means that you get to avoid the outdated features of older languages and that Swift has quite a few more advanced features which may be difficult to master at first. Just take your time: most parts of Swift are relatively straightforward, and some parts will take you longer to really grasp, so just keep at it!

2. SwiftUI

Another important skill is SwiftUI, which is a framework from Apple that lets us write apps for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS using Swift. The framework provides tools to display pictures, text, buttons, and text boxes and also builds in support for tables of data.

Swift is a much more intuitive language to use than UIKit. This is due to Swift's ability to make the code easier to read, resulting in faster compilation times, faster execution time, and faster iteration of code. SwiftUI was built using only Swift code, making it significantly easier for developers who are comfortable using the language.

3. Networking and data

Networking and data are important for macOS development, and Swift and SwiftUI provide easy-to-learn tools for implementing data and networking functionality in your applications.

Networking is the practice of accessing data from a remote server somewhere on the internet. There are many ways to do this. A beginner should learn how to use JSON because it will facilitate the transfer or receiving of data between a local device and a remote server.

To process data, you need to be able to work with databases. You can do this by working with either SQL or NoSQL databases or performing direct processing of stream data coming from a server. The least you need to know is how to convert stream data into information your app can use.

4. Version control

Version control software helps teams of developers keep track of the changes they make to their code by storing all alterations in a database. If a mistake is made, the team can revert to earlier versions of the code to fix it quickly, minimizing disruption for everyone involved.

When two programmers work on different aspects of the same software project at the same time, they will often find that their modifications conflict with each other. Version control is a way for teams to track every individual change made to a project and prevent incompatible changes from being made at the same time.

5. Software Architecture

Software architecture is critical to the success of software projects, for it gives technical guidance on topics critical to the system’s overall quality, such as scalability, performance, modifiability, security, and cost reduction. Architecture is important in early project stages as a way to ensure that design approaches remain consistent with the goals of the project and that potential design risks are identified and mitigated.

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How to get remote macOS engineer jobs?

For developers to develop their skills, they must practice effectively and consistently. They also need to work hard enough that their skills grow gradually over time. Two key factors for this skill development are 1) the support of someone who is more experienced and effective in practice techniques while you're practicing, and 2) making sure there are no signs of mental or physical burnout.

Turing offers the best remote macOS engineer jobs that suit your career trajectories as a macOS engineer. Grow rapidly by working on challenging technical and business problems on the latest technologies. Join a network of the world's best developers & get full-time, long-term remote macOS engineer jobs with better compensation and career growth.

Why become a macOS engineer at Turing?

Elite US jobs
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Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
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Work from the comfort of your home
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Great compensation
Great compensation

How much does Turing pay their macOS engineers?

Every macOS engineer at Turing has the ability to set their own rate. However, Turing will recommend a salary at which we are confident we can find you a fruitful and long-term opportunity. Our recommendations are based on our assessment of market conditions as well as customer demand.

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