Moving to SDE from Automation engineer role at Apple.

Jul 12 21 Comments

I am joining Apple as an Automation engineer(Siri Team).
Is it possible for me to move to dev or is it something that I shouldn’t even think about in Apple?

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  • WeWork / Eng Shwag
    It can be done, but it’s not as easy as one would hope. You really have to build good relationships with the devs, spend 1-2 years as an automation engineer, then use the relationships you’ve built to interview for dev roles.

    That being said, they pay about the same and automation is significantly less stressful.
    Jul 12 5
    • OP
      Thanks a lot for the response buddy 😊
      Don’t see a future in what I m doing currently.
      Also I m very interested to work as a backend dev.
      So will try doing what you have said above
      Jul 12
    • WeWork / Eng Shwag
      Honestly, Apple is a great place to work. Hopefully you enjoy it. What team you going to?
      Jul 12
    • OP
      Siri team buddy. Have you ever worked with Apple??
      Jul 12
    • Apple / Other noobsaibot
      They pay about the same? Really how so?
      Jul 12
    • WeWork / Eng Shwag
      Well, an automation engineer is paid in the same pay band as a SWE, thus the pay is about the same. I think the top end goes higher for devs, but that’s only if you’re a top performer.
      Jul 12
  • Western Digital WD_2
    Is automation same as build / release engineer at apple? If not, what's the difference?
    Jul 12 3
    • WeWork / Eng Shwag
      Automation is an SDET role essentially
      Jul 13
    • Apple / Other noobsaibot
      What is SDET
      Aug 4
    • Western Digital Pardesiya
      SDE in test
      Aug 4
  • eBay crashsale
    Is it Cupertino position ?
    Jul 13 1
  • Apple / Other noobsaibot
    Do you have an offer? TC and IC level
    Jul 12 1
  • Apple / Other noobsaibot
    Are you already at Apple and can you share the TC and level for the Siri role ?
    Jul 12 1
  • New / QA
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    New QA

    PRE
    Fox (Film, TV and Sports)
    BIO
    Love music. Hate overengineering.
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    Could you describe briefly interview process? LC like sessions at Apple?
    Jul 13 0
  • OP
    6
    Jul 12 0
  • Adobe / Eng Pieceful
    How many YoE?
    Jul 12 0
  • OP
    Its for 4 years. Sign on 20K
    Annual bonus 15% of base
    Jul 12 0
  • Adobe / Eng Pieceful
    Is 170k stock per year or for four years? How much is the annual bonus and any sign on?
    Jul 12 0