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Sr. Software Engineer - Data Platform (ASE)



Software Engineering
Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024


Role Number:200554713
The Data Platform team in Apple Services Engineering builds and runs data services, tools, and pipelines to support Apple Music, the App Store, Apple TV+, and more. We are looking for enthusiastic engineers to join us in building the next generation of our data platform. We work closely with engineering teams across Apple. We focus on building systems to deliver data requirements at high scale and reliability, whilst meeting Apple’s belief that privacy and security are paramount. You will be encouraged and supported to do your best work and to have fun doing so.


We provide platforms, services, tools, and datasets for use by engineering teams within Apple. We cover batch, realtime, and near-realtime requirements, handling petabytes of data and ultimately supporting hundreds of millions of customers. In this role you will build infrastructure to drive Apple’s highly visible global-scale systems. You will work with attention to usability, performance, scalability and high availability of your systems. You will support other engineering teams as they adopt these systems for their own products. We are looking for a strong, enthusiastic developer to join as a member of this group. You will have a tremendous amount of individual responsibility and influence over the direction of critical services for years to come.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience building reliable services that work at scale. Expertise at building micro-services using Kubernetes.
  • Proficient in Java/Spring, with understanding of recent language features and frameworks. Expertise at building jobs with Apache Spark using Scala is highly desirable.
  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of Cassandra. Experience with other storage systems.
  • Understanding of data storage technologies, for example: serialization, schemas, file and table formats for large-scale data processing. Understanding of formats such as Apache Iceberg and Parquet is a benefit.
  • An ability to communicate with users and drive adoption, to troubleshoot and diagnose issues, and to work effectively with teams adopting our tools.
  • Ability to write and deploy well-tested production code. A drive for modern software engineering practices.

Education & 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.