Sr. Backend Engineer, QoS (ASE)

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


Role Number:200500665
The Apple Services Engineering (ASE) team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple’s long-held passion for combining art and technology. We are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And we 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. Our engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. We 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, our teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience with Java, building application servers and APIs in Java
  • Proven expertise in designing and implementing microservices architecture.
  • Experience building batch, real-time and streaming analytics pipelines with data from event data streams, NoSQL and APIs.
  • Professional expertise with distributed stream processing frameworks Apache Spark, Apache Flink or similar frameworks
  • Hands-on experience with event sourcing systems like Kafka, showcasing ability to work with complex event-driven setups.
  • Proficiency in Kubernetes, illustrating the ability to manage containerized applications effectively.
  • Desire and ability to engage directly with customers, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Skillful at organizing, planning, and delivering results in alignment with key milestones.
  • Displayed ability to independently foster connections, learn quickly, and influence cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer satisfaction and product excellence.


You will contribute to the technical design and implementation of critical systems in the continuous integration platform that will impact thousands of engineers and ultimately millions of Apple customers. This is a highly collaborative role that will require working with many different teams and internal customers in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment. You will need to be self-motivated and able to work cross functionally to find the right solutions for our customers. You will be part of an Agile team and take part in every aspect of the product, from planning to design to implementation and documentation As a senior engineer you will be expected to excel at making informed technology choices within complex architectures, whether it's deciding to build or buy specific components and selecting the right frameworks. Your deep understanding of the organization's business, products, customers, and strategy will empower us to pinpoint opportunities aligning with our team's mission. You will make decisive choices even amid conflicting perspectives, demonstrating our commitment by disagreeing when necessary and then committing to the chosen path. Navigating ambiguity is our strength - you will concentrate on the broader objectives, goals, and desired impact, taking deliberate steps forward. Our dedication extends to coaching and mentoring teammates, considering their unique skills, backgrounds, and working styles. You will actively seek and provide constructive feedback to foster growth within our team. Here you’ll find that we: • Have a peaceful work environment where you can choose when to socialize and when to focus. • Provide technical guidance and mentorship as needed • Have an encouraging and growth-focused workplace culture. • Encourage you to use accrued vacation time and maintain a healthy work-life balance. • Offer excellent benefits!

Education & Experience

BS degree in Computer Science or related field, or, equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits