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Sr. Software Engineer - Cloud Infrastructure Platform (ASE)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200546816
Come help us build the next generation cloud platform to support internal and public-facing services across Apple. In Apple Services Engineering (ASE), we build and run systems that form the foundation for some of Apple’s most exciting services, including iCloud, Siri, iTunes, and more. In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to own and deliver key components in a new platform that will power Apple’s growing suite of infrastructure and customer-facing services. We are looking for a world-class engineer to help accelerate the way Apple developers build and operate services. This may include everything from implementing Terraform or Pulumi providers, working on code generation systems, designing reference architectures in code, or building and operating user-facing backend services. Collaboration with engineering teams and internal stakeholders is essential, as is influencing platform tools, APIs, and architecture.


Our team leads the development of the next-generation cloud platform for Apple’s renowned services. Join us and play a pivotal role in building the foundational systems for services such as iCloud, Siri, and iTunes. In this role, you’ll take on the intricacies of hybrid cloud management using technologies like Terraform, Pulumi, Kubernetes, and Spinnaker. Collaborate closely with internal teams to grasp their needs and workflows, driving the evolution of features and enhancements. From conceptualization to execution, you’ll deliver engineering solutions that push the boundaries of cloud computing. You’ll assume ownership of critical facets of our infrastructure, maintaining an exceptional standard to ensure optimal development. Your expertise in integrating open source tools with Apple’s ecosystem will be instrumental in delivering robust, end-to-end solutions. If you’re driven by the prospect of crafting resilient, high-performance distributed systems and thrive in a challenging environment, this is an excellent opportunity to make a profound impact on the biggest scale.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Proficiency in at least one infrastructure as code technology (e.g., Terraform or Pulumi)
  • Extensive professional experience with the Go programming language.
  • Significant experience with at least one other modern programming language - Swift, TypeScript or Python
  • Passion for writing high-quality, reliable code, including unit and integration tests, and maintaining clear and concise documentation.
  • In depth understanding of infrastructure provisioning, cloud security, and cost management in public cloud environments (e.g., AWS, GCP or Azure).
  • Understanding and practical experience with HTTP, DNS, RPC frameworks, databases, and operating systems.
  • Experience in designing, implementing, and managing systems that provide self-service and self-healing capabilities.
  • Experience or strong interest in building enterprise platforms facilitating large-scale management of dynamic cloud resources.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn other modern programming languages.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science, 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.