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Senior Infrastructure Software Engineer



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200548561
We are building and supporting new and existing critical infrastructural systems and frameworks which provide and support services like structured and unstructured storage, caching, queueing, searching, and much more at hyperscale. These form the platform upon which many iCloud and other backend systems at Apple are built. The team is responsible for the next generation platform that will power Apple’s infrastructural services. These services operate at extremely large scale and store exabytes of data. The platform will support a variety of services based on open-source software, such as Kubernetes, Cassandra, Zookeeper, Kafka, Redis, etc, alongside internally developed services. We are looking for a strong, enthusiastic developer to join as a member of this group. This person will have a tremendous amount of individual responsibility and influence over the direction the core platform of many critical Apple internet services takes for years to come. You are someone with ideas and real passion for software delivered as a service to improve reuse, efficiency, and simplicity. This engineer’s work will impact hundreds of millions of users and be essential to the success of some of the most visible current and future Apple features.


Successful candidates in this role will leverage their skills and experience to deliver services and features aimed at solving challenges pertaining to large-scale infrastructure management, including delivery of code, processes and end-to-end solutions. The role involves creating new service solutions & evolving existing designs together with customer and partner teams, developing and operating highly concurrent GoLang services with goal of ensuring high-availability and performance in production environments, as well as ensuring successful adoption of the newly developed features across platform and service teams. - Experience with large scale server provisioning and maintenance(Open Stack Ironic, Metal3, MAAS, xCat, Netbox, Tinkerbell) - Experience with development within Kubernetes ecosystem, including operator frame work, controllers and CRDs - Experience with UIframeworks such as React, Angular or JQuery - Some exposure to hardware bootstrap and associated security (PXE, BIOS, TPM, secure boot, trusted computing) - Some exposure to structured or unstructured storage and caching. - Some exposure to automating operations processes via services and tools. - Some exposure to configuration management and fleet orchestration via Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or others. - Some exposure to cloud services (AWSS3/EC2/CloudFront/Steps...or equivalent).

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of a successful track record and proven experience as a backend internet services software developer.
  • Deep understanding of multithreading concepts and design of highly concurrent applications.
  • Understanding of distributed system concepts including: the CAP Theorem, micro-services, and the TwelveFactorApp.
  • Knowledge of SDLC, including continuous integration, testing methodologies, TDD and agile development methodologies.
  • Proficiency in one or more high-level programming languages like Golang (preferred), Java, Python, Ruby or equivalent.
  • Understanding of base internet infrastructure services including DNS, DHCP, LDAP, server virtualization, server monitoring

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.