AI/ML - Engineering Manager Data Platform, Siri Search, Knowledge & Platform

Seattle, Washington, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200220380
Data Infrastructure team within the Siri organization powers analytics, experimentation and ML feature engineering to power Siri we all love in our Apple devices. The mission of the Data Infrastructure org is to provide our engineers and data scientists a cutting edge, reliable and easy to use infrastructure for ingesting, storing, processing and interacting with data and ultimately help the teams that build data intensive applications be successful. You will work with many cross functional teams and lead the planning, execution and success of technical projects with the ultimate purpose of improving Siri experience for Apple customers. We are looking for engineers who want to bring their passion for infrastructure to build world class infrastructure products. Are you passionate about building scalable, reliable, maintainable infrastructure and solving data problems at scale? Come join us and be part of the Data Infrastructure journey.

Key Qualifications

  • - 8+ years of experience in big data ecosystem. Example technologies include batch and stream processing (e.g. Spark, Hive, Flink, Beam), analytical engines (e.g. Presto, Druid), search platform (e.g. Solr/Lucene), tooling (e.g. Airflow, Jupyter, Superset, Tableau), and storage format (e.g. Iceberg)
  • - 2+ years of experience building and leading a team of highly-skilled software engineers
  • - Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to collaborate cross-functionally with data science, machine learning, data platform and analytics teams
  • - Superb problem-solving skills, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • - Prior hands-on experience in designing, building, and scaling solutions to big data problems
  • - Must have strong project management skills, scrum master experience is a big plus
  • - Programming experience in Java, Python, Scala, or similar languages
  • - Passionate about latest big data technologies, open source community presence is a big plus
  • - Experience with AWS, Kubernetes, Infrastructure-as-code, and data privacy & compliance is a big plus


You will be responsible for managing a client-facing team that drives user engagement with our new generation of data platform, collaborates cross-functionally with data, product management, and infrastructure teams, and provides tooling support to enable ingesting, storing, processing and interacting of data with a focus in user experience. RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Manage, mentor, and grow a team of engineers who operate our data tooling infrastructure - Collaborate with our infrastructure users and product management to ensure success in customer engagement and onboarding of new users - Be an advocate of our tech stack, stay on top of technology advancement and explore innovation opportunities - Foster a healthy, collaborative, and technology-driven culture, and a high output team - Expected 50% time on technical work, including prototyping, problem solving with team, technology evaluation, performance tuning, architecture and code reviews, etc. - Drive technical and cross-functional projects and provide leadership in an innovative and fast-paced environment - Measure and improve the reliability and scalability of data infrastructure systems

Education & Experience

BS, MS, or PhD degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Additional Requirements

  • 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 programs. 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 programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programs 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