AI/ML - Head of ML Data Services, ML Platform & Technology

Seattle, Washington, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200326643
Machine Learning Platform & Technologies (MLPT) group builds the platform that enables the next generation of intelligent experiences on all Apple products & services. MLPT makes it possible for Apple engineers to innovate ML-driven product features rapidly and at scale. The team enables future Apple intelligent products by making cutting-edge ML technologies, large-scale computing, and data systems designed specifically for ML available to engineers within Apple. We are looking for an experienced leader who wants to bring their passion for infrastructure & distributed systems to build world-class ML platforms/products at scale and across different Cloud environments. Our platform is built using a variety of systems and services, from bare metal to managed infrastructure services, and everything in between. We use existing and open-source systems when possible, but do not shy away from rolling components ourselves. As the Head of the ML Data group, you will work closely with many cross-functional teams and lead the planning, execution, and success of technical projects with the ultimate purpose of improving the ML Platform experience for all our users. This role requires strong technical expertise as well as relationship management, program creation, management, and multi-functional coordination.

Key Qualifications

  • Proven experience in delivering distributed systems and data infrastructure in a production setting.
  • Proven experience leading and growing successful infrastructure teams that consist of multiple software engineers
  • A passion for building and maintaining systems that scale with a focus on high availability and ease of use
  • Experience managing expectations and relationships with multiple stakeholders and project teams across various functional areas
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with recruiting to grow technical teams
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills


The ideal candidate will have outstanding communication skills, proven infrastructure design and implementation capabilities, strong business acumen, and an innate drive to deliver results. You will be a self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity, and will enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment. Responsibilities will include: • Manage, mentor, and grow multiple teams of software engineers • Foster a healthy and collaborative culture, and a high output group • Drive technical and cross-functional projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment • Measure and improve the reliability of ML data infrastructure systems • Set vision for the long term in alignment with business priorities and guide short-term planning toward that In this role, you’ll partner with data scientists and machine learning engineers across different Apple organizations to define high-impact product features and deliver them with quality. Your group will be building the platform upon which other teams will develop data pipelines and machine learning applications.

Education & Experience

B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent practical experience.

Additional Requirements