Apple Music - QA Automation Engineer

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number:200321182
This team is more than a group of engineers — it’s a group of music lovers. That passion has made Apple Music the world’s most complete music experience, with over 60 million songs, thousands of playlists, and daily selections from music experts for 115 countries. The team’s data-driven engineers focus relentlessly on the customer experience by running worldwide experiments and analyzing usage and latency, while collaborating with Apple’s product groups. As a result, someone can use the Shazam app to identify an intriguing song in a café in the morning, add it to their playlist from Apple Watch, listen to it through their AirPods on their commute, and share it with their family on HomePod at dinnertime. And there’s more where that came from, because personalization powered by machine learning and music science helps listeners discover more of what they love. Apple Music is a big part of Apple’s business because it’s a big part of people’s lives.

Key Qualifications

  • Good knowledge of the software development lifecycle and QA approaches
  • Self motivated with proven track record to lead QA projects and contribute as part of team
  • Comfortable and adaptable in a fast paced dynamic environment
  • Experience in services and protocol testing, working with HTTP/JSON/REST APIs.
  • Experience in qualifying cloud-based client/server technologies.
  • Experience in API testing of media or data services
  • Detailed understanding of SQA methodologies and practices.
  • Experience with automation and scripting tools and techniques.
  • Experience with JavaScript, Python, SQL and Shell scripting is desired.
  • Strong problem solving skills and a proven track record to deliver on objectives with little direction.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally with other teams to coordinate testing responsibilities.
  • Music and/or audio applications and services experience is preferred
  • Experience using network monitoring and analytics tools; CharlesProxy, WireShark, and/or Splunk.
  • Experience owning the qualification of cross-platform applications and service


You will be joining a team dedicated to creating best in class applications, services and tools that run across a variety of platforms. As a software QA Engineer, you will work closely with software development engineers, project management, as well as business and content teams to understand feature designs, technical implementation details and business requirements. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic and detail oriented individual with a strong technical background and excellent problem solving skills. The candidate must be able to work independently and collaborate as needed with supporting teams.

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

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