Senior macOS Software Engineer

USA Remote
Engineering /
Full-Time /
About Kandji

Kandji is building the future of Apple Enterprise Management. The use of Apple devices in the enterprise is growing rapidly. Drawing on decades of experience in Apple IT, we saw a dire need for a modern Apple device management platform that could accommodate growing businesses and increasing regulatory demands. 

Kandji grew to hundreds of B2B customers within a few months of initial product launch in 2019, and secured a $100 million Series C in late 2021. Today, we have a 95% Customer Satisfaction rate and a rapidly growing community of customers, including names like Crunchbase, Belkin, Rackspace, Allbirds, FabFitFun, VSCO, and Turo.

Behind our business is a handful of the best investors in tech. Together, we are creating a new category of device management that can better serve modern businesses.

The Opportunity:

We're thrilled to be hiring a Senior macOS Engineer based in our San Francisco office! As a visionary leader in macOS engineering, you'll hold a pivotal role in shaping Kandji's device management future. Reporting directly to the Sr. Director of Engineering, you'll collaborate with a team of skilled engineers, spearheading innovation and upholding technical excellence. We're seeking a seasoned macOS expert to architect pioneering solutions, leverage macOS internals, and ensure top-tier security and compliance for our users. Your dedication to problem-solving and staying abreast of macOS advancements will drive our mission forward.

How you will make a difference day to day:

    • Hands-on coding and contributing code for new features and proof of concepts.
    • Develop high-level designs aligning with strategic objectives, ensuring flexibility for future options despite uncertainties.
    • Identify technological and strategic growth opportunities to propel Kandji's business growth by advocating for these choices by providing clear rationale and technical vision.
    • Establish expertise in the technologies used by your team, guiding fellow developers and providing technical insights for business management.
    • Collaborate seamlessly with distributed teams, recognizing the remote nature of much of our workforce.
    • Work closely with engineering counterparts on various projects, ensuring consistent architecture and product alignment.
    • Drive quality by advocating for modularized, testable, performant, and easily maintainable code, devising multi-staged validation plans.
    • Design and deliver systems that require innovative research and exploration beyond conventional experiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Proficient in managing complex concurrency using OperationQueue and Grand Central Dispatch within macOS applications.
    • Extensive experience as a macOS developer, showcasing a nuanced understanding of macOS intricacies compared to other Apple platforms. Deep knowledge of macOS-specific technologies is essential.
    • Strong experience with AppKit, Foundation, Core Graphics, Core Animation, and other pertinent frameworks.
    • Exceptional technical communication skills enabling seamless collaboration with peers and leadership.
    • Demonstrated enthusiasm for spearheading the development of pioneering features and products.
    • Expertise in crafting native macOS applications using Swift, Objective-C, and C++.
    • Understanding of operating system fundamentals, Cocoa design patterns, protocol-oriented programming, and system internals encompassing kernel mode, user mode, device drivers, filesystems, networking concepts, process and application management, security, and access control.
    • Proven track record in Agile software development, well-versed in build processes, and adept in best development practices including TDD, CI, and CD.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of authentication protocols within the macOS enterprise system, for instance, enterprise connect.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Outstanding presentation skills with the capability to effectively convey ideas to both the executive and engineering teams.
    • 5+ years of expertise in Swift, including mastery in its advanced features.
    • Experience in developing BSD libraries and other low-level macOS technologies.
    • Familiarity with System and Network extension technologies.
    • Background in enterprise security space is advantageous.
    • Previous involvement in managing a substantial fleet of Apple devices within an Enterprise environment (Mac admin) is a plus.
    • Familiarity with network applications security and secure coding practices with ability to understand and assess client-side network and API code.
    • Expertise in MacOS/Mach/BSD modules, drivers, and kernel extensions.
    • Confidence in acknowledging unknowns with a commitment to discovering solutions.
$160,000 - $215,000 a year

Benefits & Perks

 • Competitive salary
 • 100% individual and dependent medical + dental + vision coverage
 • 401(k) with 4% company match
 • 20 days PTO
 • 14 paid holidays per year
 • 10 sick/wellness days per year
 • Equity for full-time employees
 • 12 weeks paid leave for new parents
 • 12 weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave
 • Cell phone & Internet stipend
 • Work from anywhere in the United States and Canada!
 • Exciting opportunities for career growth
 • An outstanding, inclusive culture

We are excited to be serving a significant need for a fast-growing market, and are proud of the high-performing team we have brought together so far. If you’re someone who wants to engage in new, exciting projects that will challenge your skills in the best way possible, we would love to connect with you.

At Kandji we believe in fostering an inclusive environment in which employees feel encouraged to share their unique perspectives, leverage their strengths, and act authentically. We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those from all backgrounds and varying experiences.

Kandji is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, protected veteran or military status or any other status protected by applicable law.