Senior Software Engineer, SIML

Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Software and Services


Role Number:200441328
Can Computer Vision and Machine Learning transform the way people interact with devices? Can it revolutionize how we think about fundamental applications such as communication, photography, health and fitness, home security, digital payments, voice assistants, and many more? We truly believe it can! And we are looking for a motivated and hard-working software engineer who can help deeply integrate AI models into iOS, macOS and other Apple systems. You will work closely with machine learning researchers, software engineers, and product teams to design and implement core functionality that provides ML capabilities centrally in the OS. This is an opportunity to help build the software stack for the next generation of experiences on Apple devices. We are the Human and Object Understanding (HOUr) team within the System Intelligent and Machine Learning (SIML) group. We are an applied R&D team that develops core technologies for visual perception and reasoning that power various applications across the Apple eco-system. As an ML Software Engineer on the team you will be responsible to build s/w components to accelerate system-wide adoption of these technologies and develop prototypes to demonstrate new experiences. HOUr technology has been instrumental in several beloved features over the years. Some recent examples include Cinematic Framing, Cinematic Mode, Photographic Styles, Person Recognition in Photos and HomeKit, Live Text, Visual Lookup, etc.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong coding skills in C++
  • Experience with Objective-C, Swift and Python is a plus (However, these languages can be learned; we care much more about your general engineering skills than knowledge of these particular languages)
  • Hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with production systems
  • Have extraordinary communication skills, for collaborating across many participating teams
  • Passion for scalability, reliability, power, and performance in software: both theory and practice
  • Enjoy and have experience: building APIs, defining abstractions that model use cases
  • Experience with ML-related Apple frameworks is a plus: e.g., CoreML, Vision Framework, ARKit, etc.


As a software engineer in the SIML HOUr team, you will develop new software components to deeply integrate ML-based capabilities centrally in iOS, macOS, and other Apple platforms. You will work on various levels of the stack, such as defining software architecture, contributing to frameworks and daemons, and creating prototype apps. Your work will be cross-functional, interfacing with ML researchers, software engineers, product design, and other teams. You will be expected to deliver high quality code, that is performant, reliable, testable, and documented. Apart from code development, the role will also give you the experience of scoping projects, estimating timelines, cross-functional planning and presenting your work to organization leadership.

Education & Experience

Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related engineering fields

Additional Requirements