Maps Search infrastructure Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200066785
Apple is looking for experienced, self driven, Search Engineers to deliver the next generation of Local Search. This is an opportunity to be part of a team which is re-architecting search infrastructure from the ground up to deliver the best in class local search experience for our customers. This is an ideal role for someone who is passionate about search, cares about innovation, software craftsmanship, building high performance software products, always thinking about optimizing software for best utilization of resources and provide a high quality of customer experience by providing the best search results.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience developing high quality, high performance Server Software in Java or C++
  • Experience building Information Retrieval systems
  • Extensive experience with object-oriented design.
  • Fluent in C++ or Java.
  • Experience in Unix or Linux related software development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills
  • Extensive experience with high-performance HTTP server architecture.


As a member of the Maps Search Infrastructure team you will be working on various components of the Maps Search Infrastructure. As a member of the team you will be responsible for design, development and maintenance of core search components which serves millions of customers worldwide. You will be working closely with the data, search relevance and analytics teams to develop new features and ensuring our customers have the best search experience. You will be working on high performance and highly available search systems using Lucene, Java in Linux environments. You will participate in design and code reviews and work with engineers and QA to deliver high quality search experience to our customers.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent. PhD preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • •Experience with analysis and improving efficiency, stability and scalability of Search Systems
  • •In-depth knowledge of at least one modern scripting language (python, ruby, JavaScript)
  • •High performance computing experience building large volume serving infrastructure,
  • •Experience with Hadoop/Map-Reduce/Yarn/Spark
  • •Algorithm development/design
  • •Experience with distributed systems.
  • •Experience with Lucene or any other Search Engine
  • •Experience with processing large volumes of data
  • Good understanding of client-server protocols, algorithms and data structures