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Engineering Manager



Software Engineering, Other Engineering
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024


Role Number:200548310
The Apple Services 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 outstanding integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep dedication 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, flexible, and multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.


The Apple Services Engineering Commerce group is looking for an extraordinary, hands-on Engineering Manager to join our platform engineering team. The Commerce team provides the transactional engine for App Store, iTunes Music Store, Apple Music, iBook Store, Apple TV+ and more. Our platform is the highest volume digital content store in the world, serving millions of transactions daily in more than 130 countries. Would you like the stimulation and challenges of building a world-class, extraordinary scalable commerce platform? Then this is the opportunity for you at Apple! We strive to provide a flawless purchase and subscription experience for millions of customers and developers. You’ll build services and application components, shared across applications, to support very high levels of transactional integrity, scalability, availability, fault tolerance, and security. You will also contribute to the architecture, design and implementation of top-level user visible features, with an emphasis on identifying components that can be used across different scenarios and domains. We are looking for a self-starting, ambitious individual who is not afraid to question assumptions or charge head-first into gray areas. Excellent written and interpersonal skills are a must to collaborate in our multi-functional environments. You should have in-depth experience developing large-scale web-based applications using object-oriented languages. Excellent understanding of relational databases and data-modeling techniques are needed, and Cassandra or other NoSQL knowledge are a plus. We partner with a variety of cross and multi-functional team members from a diverse array of other exciting groups across the company. If you like the stimulation and challenges of building systems and features exposed to hundreds of millions of transacting users, and you want to make a difference, you will find Apple Services Engineering to be a fast-paced, rewarding environment where the best engineers and scientists collaborate to deliver fantastic products and features to our customers. You will work on features that touch all Apple Services Engineering Commerce services — from account management, application, music, and video purchase / download / entitlement, subscription management, and a lot of new features coming to the Apple product ecosystem. You will ensure that language and local market requirements are understood and supported from a technical perspective. You will find opportunities for software reuse across problem domains, design and code components / libraries / frameworks to support that re-use, and refactor code to achieve higher levels of leverage in the codebase. Using 3rd party and hand-rolled solutions, you will build infrastructure for caching, messaging, and workflow management, that will be used by other teams in the Commerce group. Be ready to make something extraordinary when you come here. Dynamic, inspiring people and innovative, industry-defining technologies are the norm at Apple. The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with our products and services. The same passion for innovation also applies to our business practices - strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. You should join the Apple Services Engineering Commerce Team if you want to help deliver the next amazing Apple product.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • At least 10 years of experience, at least three of which are in a lead or management role
  • Strong object oriented design and analysis skills
  • Experience writing components/frameworks/libraries that achieve software leverage
  • Experience working in a large code base
  • Experience with relational databases, JDBC, and object relational frameworks like Hibernate, JPA, etc.
  • Experience using NoSQL solutions like Cassandra, Voldemort, Memcached, etc.
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Apache Spark, Hadoop, etc.
  • TCP/IP networking experience, with protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, SSL
  • Willing to take ownership and set direction, especially in gray areas
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Hands-on coder, with ability to write clear, concise, coherent code
  • Superb verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent judgment and integrity with the ability to make timely and sound decisions. Ability to self-direct when necessary, all the while supporting strong team dynamics
  • Ability to simultaneously face multiple teams and/or partner organizations
  • Fastidious attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience. MS preferred.

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.