Data SRE Manager, Ad Platforms

Austin, Texas, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200232936
At Apple, we work every day to create products that enrich people’s lives. Our Advertising Platforms group makes it possible for people around the world to easily access informative and imaginative content on their devices while helping publishers and developers promote and monetize their work. Today, our technology and services power advertising in Search Ads in the App Store and Apple News. Our platforms are highly-performant, deployed at scale, and setting new standards for enabling effective advertising while protecting user privacy. We are seeking a senior Manager who has experience leading large big data environments. You have the detailed knowledge and ability to roll your sleeves up and go hands on to solve problems if needed, but in this role you’ll be much more focused on managing and developing skills within your team. You will partner strategically with other engineering leaders to ensure we can deliver important customer outcomes. You will have experience delivering big data platforms in AWS (or other major public cloud providers), including knowlege of how to do Data/Compute separation. You will have significant opportunity to influence and shape our big data platform strategy and data products as we work on the next generation of our architecture, platform and processes. You keep yourself informed about the choices and trade offs as the new technology evolves in big data landscape. You have an eye for talent and hire and grow your engineers by mentoring and challenging them. Ad Platforms has a global engineering organization and you’ll be responsible for coordinating data across SRE teams around the globe.

Key Qualifications

  • Track record of building and running high-performance teams
  • 5+ years management experience leading teams of engineers
  • Deep expertise and experience managing EMR/Hadoop clusters with thousands of nodes and 10’s of petabytes of data running 10’s of thousands of jobs
  • 5+ years experience delivering high SLA production outcomes in a Public Cloud environment - leveraging cloud-native architectures to build and manage resilient, highly available infrastructures that deliver customer outcomes with high SLAs
  • Strong experience in driving partnership with between SRE, Dev and QE teams towards delivering excellent customer outcomes - managing above the level of infrastructure to deliver great customer outcomes
  • Experience partnering with senior leaders as part of a broad organizational product development leadership team that focuses on ensuring and delivering customer value
  • Strong expertise in managing production incidents, with experience driving for resolution and stakeholder communication during incidents. The candidate should be adapt at prioritizing multiple issues in a high pressure environment
  • Hands on capability, and detailed knowledge of data ecosystem tools such as Spark, EMR, Kafka and others. At Apple there is a strong expectation to manage and lead with detail
  • Experience with SRE tools, process and culture. An ideal candidate would have experience leading through an SRE transformation - leading “ops” focused teams to develop engineering capabilities that improve ability to deliver at scale
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills - Lead by example to motivate and challenge the team to deliver their best
  • Should be able to understand sophisticated architectures and be comfortable working with multiple teams


We are a diverse, global, agile engineering team that moves smart and fast by consuming and optimizing readily-available technology, collaborating to improve and scale capabilities across businesses and use cases, and sharing our own innovative solutions so everyone can benefit. We are not constrained by organization structure and offer flexibility to work on a variety of full-stack and backend systems and we have fun doing it! RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:. - Building software and systems to manage infrastructure and applications through automation - Lead a strategic shift from on prem infrastructure to public cloud infrastructure, using public cloud capabilities - Strategic leadership for Data and Algo outcomes as part of Data leadership team for Ad Platforms - Managing complex, large scale data processing systems with tight SLAs for data delivery - Deployment, support and monitoring of existing and new services, platforms, and application stacks - Work beyond infrastructure management to deliver customer and business outcomes - Resiliency and Availability improvement - continuously work to improve resiliency to customer impact in the face of infrastructure problems, capacity issues, and other types of real world production problems - Excellent people management and development - grow a set of technical leads who can partner with teams across Ad Platforms. Lead cross functionally to deliver important business outcomes. - Capacity planning and management - drive an understanding of capacity needs based on our business drivers. - Explore and evaluate new technologies and solutions to push our capabilities forward and solve tomorrow’s problems not just today’s

Education & Experience

BS in computer science with 7-10 years or MS plus 5-7 years experience or related experience

Additional Requirements