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 AI/ML - Data Engineer (Natural Language), Siri Understanding - Seattle, Washington, 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: 200225215 / Latpro-3776572 
Date posted: Mar-04-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98199


AI/ML - Data Engineer (Natural Language), Siri Understanding

Seattle , Washington , United States

Machine Learning and AI


Posted: Feb 23, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200225215

Would you like to play a critical part in the next revolution of human-computer interaction? Would you like to contribute to the advancement of a product that is globally redefining how humans use voice to relate to technology? You will be working with data science, modeling, multi-functional engineering, project management and quality teams to develop state-of-the-art evaluation strategies, methods and tools to improve Siri customer experience. Imagine being the part of the team that is developing intelligent assistant which is helping millions of people get things done - just by asking!

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional work experience in data engineering and data analysis
  • Software Engineering proficiency in at least one high-level programming language (Java, Scala, Python or equivalent)
  • Previous work with distributed data technologies (e.g. Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, Flink, Kafka, etc.) for building efficient & large-scale data pipelines.
  • Proven experience handling relational databases and large scale distributed systems such as Hadoop and Spark along with querying languages including SQL, Hive and SparkSQL
  • Building batch data processing pipelines curating data for data science consumers.
  • Experience strongly preferred in building stream-processing applications using Apache Flink, Spark-Streaming, Apache Storm, Kafka Streams or others.
  • Creativity to engineer novel features and signals, and to push beyond current tools and approaches
  • Demonstrated ability in orchestrating scheduled jobs and optimizing the flow and schedules as needed
  • Initiate and drive projects to completion with minimal guidance in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Ability to work with remote teams on multiple projects/tasks as needed


As a Data Engineer in Siri Natural Language Data Science team, you will understand the evaluation and metrics used to qualify various products, features and ML models. You will support product development, quality and ML model engineers in identifying the root cause of failures by providing relevant data for root cause analysis. You will play a key part in understanding the points of failure and defining metrics that can track them. You should have developed a strong intuition towards understanding various logs of information and translating it to analytical schema. Your curiosity to understand how the product is used and ability to make customer experience delightful by providing data-driven recommendations takes this team a long way.

Education & Experience

MS or BS in CS, Engineering, Math, Statistics, or a related field OR equivalent practical experience in data engineering.

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to Have:
  • * Applied machine learning, natural language processing skills, applied statistics skills, such as hypothesis testing, experimental design and sample size determination
  • * Designing a data warehouse over a complex network of data sources that can cater to all transactional and analytical needs of data consumers (humans and technology)


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