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 Apple Media Products - Sr. Software Engineer, Core Services - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - DB Mgmt. Systems
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200179533 / Latpro-3746317 
Date posted: Jul-08-2020
State, Zip: California, 95014


Apple Media Products - Sr. Software Engineer, Core Services

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Jul 7, 2020

Role Number: 200179533

The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple's long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple's high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. These engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. They develop the custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Thanks to Apple's unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple's privacy policy, one of Apple's core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple's business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here. The Core Services team at Apple Media Products is looking for a software engineer to help build scalable and creative features that delight hundreds of millions of customers around the world on App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Books, Podcasts, iTunes etc. across multiple platforms on iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Key Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of developing and scaling Java web applications with very stringent latency requirements.
  • Experience working with NoSQL solutions like Cassandra, Voldemort, Redis, and Memcached.
  • Experience working on data pipelines using Kafka, Spark, HDFS.
  • Experience working with Solr / Lucene.
  • Strong object oriented design and analysis skills coupled with a deep understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience working with object relational databases like Hibernate
  • Experience with protocols like TCP/IP, HTTP, SSL
  • Knowledge of JVM hosted languages like Clojure is a plus.
  • Experience writing effective unit and integration tests.
  • Outstanding critical thinking and debugging skills.
  • Ability to effectively work with cross functional teams to understand requirements and engineer highly performant implementations.
  • Ability to develop, advocate for, and build consensus on coding best practices.


You will be part of the server team that powers customer-facing features within the Apple client applications - App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Books, Podcasts, iTunes etc. You will be working cross-functionally with various teams across Apple to deliver some really exciting features to our customers. Thinking about web service performance is a constant thing for us and we are searching for someone like-minded. If you are used to thinking about performance in terms of median, 95th percentile and 99th percentile, then we are looking for you! You would be someone who is not afraid to question assumptions, is a great teammate under tight deadlines and seeks problems with elegant technical solutions.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science. 5 years professional software engineering experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Build large scale web-based projects and features, ensuring robust & maintainable solutions are implemented with special attention to performance and usability details. Effectively demonstrate feature prototypes to executives. Develop, advocate for, and build consensus on, coding standard methodologies. Ability to effectively work with multi-functional teams to understand requirements and engineer highly performant implementations. Experience with crafting web applications that scale to millions of requests per second is highly preferred.


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