Senior Systems Engineer, Analytics - Apple Media Products

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200313237
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 dedication 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 multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with containerized platforms like Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker, Helm, Spinnaker
  • Demonstrate proficiency in data management and automation on Spark, HDFS, Hive Metastore, AWS S3
  • Experience with modern Analytics and Big Data technologies, including Data Lake concepts and tools like Presto/Dremio
  • Experience with maintaining and debugging systems in Java runtime environments
  • Confidence with SQL, relation databases like Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar
  • Competency in Java and other JVM languages like Scala or/and C#, Clojure, or similar object-oriented language
  • Passion and prior experience designing and implementing outstanding large distributed systems
  • Ability to pick up new technologies quickly
  • Excellent debugging, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
  • Dedicated attention to detail
  • Solid documentation and technical writing skills


The AMP Analytics team is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting on customer interactions with Apple Media Products and Services. You will be working on a small team valuing cooperation, brainstorming, with an emphasis on design. You will be responsible for developing systems, tools, and visualizations to make sense of the data. We are looking for a sharp engineer who also has a keen sense of how to build good products. You are also a great teammate -- ready to engage in lively design discussions, and able to give and receive constructive code reviews. Your curiosity drives you to explore new technologies and apply creative solutions to problems. The ideal candidate pays close attention to details, but also keeps sight of the bigger picture!

Education & Experience

BS degree in Computer Science or a related field

Additional Requirements