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 Apple Media Products Engineering - Senior Software Engineer - 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 - Platforms
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: 200241060 / Latpro-3788689 
Date posted: Apr-28-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98199


Apple Media Products Engineering - Senior Software Engineer

Seattle , Washington , United States

Software and Services


Posted: Apr 27, 2021

Role Number: 200241060

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 multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 6 years experience in a professional programming position with Java and similar languages.
  • Strong understanding of building micro-services using REST-style APIs.
  • Experience with big data technologies like Hadoop, HDFS and Spark.
  • Experience with modern queuing and messaging systems like RabbitMQ, Kafka, Phaser, SNS, SQS, etc.
  • Confidence with both SQL databases like Oracle and NoSQL databases like Cassandra.
  • Experience deploying software on elastic platforms such as Kubernetes, EC2, etc.
  • Enjoys fixing/improving things and finding solutions to difficult problems.
  • Strong belief in automation and tooling as a critical part of the software lifecycle.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.


As a Senior Software Engineer on the Platform Services team at AMP, you'll support the content processing pipelines and asset management for all of Apple's digital content including apps, music, movies, and books on the App Store and iTunes Store. We run the life cycle of Apple's digital assets and are responsible for maintaining secure access to them across both new and legacy applications. Engineers on this team 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. This role involved building Workflow and Messaging platforms that enable the business to rapidly adapt to the changing needs of our customers. These platforms are available to be used by all AMP teams that deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Our team is geographically diverse. We're looking for someone whose "people skills" complement their coding skills. Someone who likes improving things as much as building things, and someone who is passionate about discovering new ways to accelerate the rate at which we can improve our products! As a member of our team, you will collaborate with multiple engineering teams, business operations, production support, site reliability engineering, quality assurance, and other infrastructure teams. You will develop the next generation of asset management systems and work with our partner teams to migrate legacy systems onto your new platforms. We will be seamlessly migrating live data and content while maintaining the service quality Apple customers expect.

Education & Experience

Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.


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