Software Engineer, Core Services - Apple Media Products

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Role Number:200460068
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. The Core Services team at Apple Media Products is looking for a software engineer to help build scalable and creative features that delight hundreds of millions of customers around the world on App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Books, Podcasts, MusicKit, iTunes etc. across multiple platforms on iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Key Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of developing scalable Java web applications with very stringent latency requirements.
  • Knowledge of JVM or functional languages like Clojure.
  • Self-driven; ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and agility to build features that span cross-functional teams.
  • Strong object oriented design and analysis skills coupled with a deep understanding of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience in designing and implementing RESTful APIs.
  • Exceptional debugging, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience writing effective unit and integration tests.
  • Experience with Solr / Lucene or other NoSQL solutions (Redis / Memcached / Cassandra / Voldemort / MongoDB etc.) is a plus.


You will be part of the server team that powers customer-facing features within the Apple client applications - App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Books, Podcasts, MusicKit, iTunes etc. You will be working cross-functionally with various teams across Apple to deliver some really exciting features to our customers. Thinking about web service performance is a constant thing for us and we are searching for someone like-minded. If you are used to thinking about performance in terms of median, 95th percentile and 99th percentile, then we are looking for you! You would be someone who is not afraid to question assumptions, is a great teammate under tight deadlines and seeks problems with elegant technical solutions. You will also have the opportunity to help develop and enhance the MusicKit - Apple Music APIs for our developer community and partners — Check out some of the sessions presented by the members of this team at WWDC: WWDC21 - Explore the catalog with the Apple Music API WWDC21 - Cross reference content with the Apple Music API WWDC18 - MusicKit on the Web WWDC17 - Introducing MusicKit

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science. At least 5 years of professional software engineering experience preferred.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits