Apple Media Products Engineering - Software Engineer - Java/Scala Serverside

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number:200184566
The Apple Media Products 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 unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment 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, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven programming experience with an object-oriented programming language (Java or Scala preferred)
  • Familiarity with modern architectures, such as micro-services or server-less computing
  • Proficiency in modern software engineering techniques and best practices
  • Deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms, concurrency and design patterns
  • Experience building loosely coupled, eventually consistent distributed systems
  • Exposure to frameworks for network applications (Netty, Hystrix, Jersey, RESTEasy, DropWizard or similar)
  • Familiarity with relational databases and NoSQL stores (Cassandra, Voldemort, DynamoDB, Bigtable or similar)
  • Be an advocate and driver for test automation and good software engineering practices
  • Knowledge of test automation frameworks (JUnit, JMock, Mockito, REST Assured, ScalaTest or similar)
  • Critical thinking and curiosity driven, problem solving attitude and attention to detail
  • Interest and ability to pick up new technologies quickly


The AMP Customer Engagement engineering team is responsible for building the platform and services that enable communication with millions of subscribers every day, across services such as Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and more. In this role you will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining server-side components that process requests at phenomenal scale, with low latency and high availability, supporting many features across many of our services. As a member of the team, you will be encouraged to propose, design and implement solutions, while taking ownership of critical components of the stack. The right person will be highly experienced in building scalable distributed systems, using Java or Scala. You will need to be capable of writing well-architected, clearly documented and testable code, that new team members can easily become familiar with. The role requires someone who can interpret both technical and high-level business requirements, make informed design decisions and collaborate to deliver high quality finished products that conform to existing design patterns and utilise standard libraries and conventions. We work in a team oriented manner with an eye towards code re-use, testability and performance. The ideal candidate will have phenomenal interpersonal skills and come with a real passion for iterating on products. We work in a fast-paced environment, iterating rapidly while remaining open to feedback and debate along the way. You should feel comfortable explaining your designs and proposals to your peers, while being capable of providing sound and solid technical justification for your decisions. Strong collaboration with business partners is expected, in order to deliver sound engineering solutions. You pay close attention to details and engineering quality, but also keep sight of the bigger picture.

Education & Experience

Bachelors in Computer Science or equivalent, Masters preferred Apple’s most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programmes. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programmes vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements. 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. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace

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