App Store SW Engineer - Search

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


Role Number:200188365
The App Store Team : When this team introduced the App Store, it launched a cultural and economic phenomenon that changed the way people live, work, and play. These engineers continue to innovate the platform, now home to over 1.5 million apps - each created using the team's own software development kit and related services. All those apps mean the store takes billions of requests from more than 500 million visitors every week, across iOS, macOS, tvOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. To deliver such a rich experience at this scale, the engineers build high-performance systems backed up by persistent systemwide A/B testing. And to help people discover apps they love, the team uses machine learning techniques that include natural language processing to develop new algorithms for personalization, search, and recommender systems. In a world where apps have become essential in people's daily lives, the App Store team has become crucial to Apple's business. Areas of work include macOS/iOS Engineering, Full-Stack Engineering, Front-End Engineering, Back-End Engineering, Quality Engineering, Machine Learning Engineering, Data Science, Data Engineering, Site Reliability Engineering, Commerce Engineering, and Engineering Project Management. The App Store engineering team is looking for engineers dedicated to improving the search experience across the platform in order to aid content discovery and acquisition. The role will involve close collaboration with server engineering, analytics, product and design teams at Apple to identify, test and implement the improvements.

Key Qualifications

  • Prior experience developing applications in Swift or ObjC
  • Passion for building high-quality user experiences with attention to detail!
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate and work well multi-functional
  • Prior experience with JavaScript and server development paradigms a plus.


The App Store team sits at the nexus of many different teams, platforms and technologies at Apple, providing opportunities for interesting technical and user experience challenges. In this role you will closely collaborate with your immediate team, server engineering, search, recommendation and product teams to both build new features, as well as run AB tests with our existing functionality.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements