Video Search Engineer - AI/ML Search/Recommendations/Personalization

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services

Summary

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Role Number:200253072
The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple’s long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple’s high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. These engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. They develop the custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services. Thanks to Apple’s unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple’s privacy policy, one of Apple’s core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple’s business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of relevant industry experience building and scaling fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • Experience developing high quality, high performance server software in Go/Java/C++/Rust
  • Hands on experience across the software engineering stack, including core backend systems, APIs, data pipelines, and infrastructure
  • Experience in the design and delivery of sophisticated production infrastructure systems
  • Experience building microservices on Kubernetes, Docker, or other container deployment architecture
  • Strong production debugging and performance tuning skills
  • Passion. Our customers love what we do at Apple, and we want the same from our engineers
  • Deep understanding of the search and information retrieval fundamentals including indexing, query understanding, retrieval and ranking
  • Experience building search solutions using Lucene / Solr / Elasticsearch or related search technologies
  • Experience building real-time data ingestion pipelines using big data / streaming technologies like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Akka, etc
  • Familiarity with A/B experimentation and data/metric-driven product development

Description

The Apple Media Products (iTunes) Search Team is looking for extraordinary engineers to help build next-generation search features for Apple's ground breaking devices and platforms. We have a major impact on the way people search & discover Apple Media content on Apple devices worldwide! We will support search on all devices (macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, Siri/HomePod) across media products (App Store, iTunes, Music, Video, Books, Podcasts) globally in languages from Arabic to Russian and everything in between. You will work with one of the most exciting high performance computing environments, with petabytes of data, millions of queries per second. You will build search server side features & infrastructure to better support recall, relevance, ranking, real-time indexing, and personalization. Come join a team with strong expertise in software engineering, information retrieval, language processing, data mining, machine learning, scalable systems, and parallel processing (Go, Kafka, Hadoop, Scala, Spark)!

Education & Experience

Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation. Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. Visit jobs.apple.com to learn more. If you do not consent to Apple storing your information in our system for Recruiting purposes, please reply to this email requesting deletion. For more information on Apple’s privacy policy please visit https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/.

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