Software Development Engineering Manager

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200521831
The SWE Developer Productivity organization builds technologies and tools to help software engineers at Apple to do the best work of their lives. The Infrastructure Team within that organization is seeking a hands-on, versatile manager to lead the development of foundational technologies in the area of distributed systems.

Key Qualifications

  • Experience building and leading system engineering teams (2 years minimum).
  • Effective proficiency in strongly-typed languages such as Swift, C++, Rust, Erlang (5 years minimum).
  • Subject matter expertise in a distributed systems domain. Familiarity with networking, distributed consensus algorithms, service development lifecycle, large scale services operation.
  • Consistent track record of running engineering processes, owning and leading delivery of products.
  • Experience building partnerships with cross -functional partners.


You will be most successful here as a hands-on and proactive manager who thrives in a supportive, respectful, and balanced work environment with interesting and complicated problems to address. You know how to drive constructive discussion of design points, learn from your team, and use your experience to help the team grow and the project evolve. We welcome all applicants, but familiarity with the following areas will help you come up to speed fastest on our project: - Existing distributed computation engine systems or distributed databases. - Understanding of distributed systems’ space concerns and algorithms. - Familiarity with application and service monitoring tools and techniques. - Involvement with incident management and response. - Familiarity with virtualization and containerization stacks. Managers at Apple split their time between pure people management, technical leadership, architecture, and hands-on coding. In your role as a manager on our team: - You’ll spend a significant amount of your time working on engineering of distributed computation platforms, tooling used across the organization. - You’ll lead by example and collaborate with your teammates to identify problem requirements, develop product roadmaps, and work with teams to implement long-lasting solutions. - You’ll engage with other teams to help identify issues and establish long-term relationships that include knowledge sharing and providing customer support. - You’ll provide valuable feedback loops to engineering teams backed by application metrics and log data. - You’ll invest in areas of service scalability by driving relevant architectural projects, as well as collaborating with operations and other adjacent teams in planning meetings. - You’ll design new ways to scale Apple’s distributed services to ever increasing problem sizes. - You’ll collaborate with engineers who create Apple’s technology, tools, and operating systems stack. HERE YOU’LL FIND THAT WE: - Have an encouraging and growth-focused workplace culture. - Practice a blameless approach to operations and outages, and work together to define safety mechanisms and processes. - Value integrity and respect for others, and take the safety of our employees seriously. - Provide a safe work environment where you can be yourself. - Encourage you to use accrued vacation time and maintain a healthy work-life balance. - Offer excellent benefits.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

  • - Demonstrated success in architecting and operating distributed databases, platforms, or distributed heterogeneous services at large scale.
  • - An understanding and interest in distributed functional computation platforms, virtualization, distributed build systems, and content-addressable storage.
  • - Excellent judgment and integrity with the ability to make timely and sound decisions.
  • - Fastidious attention to detail.
  • - Positive and respectful demeanor in a diverse environment.

Pay & Benefits