Sr. Software Engineer - Frameworks (ASE)

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200547457
Imagine what you could do here. The people here at Apple don’t just build products — we craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that supports the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Apple Services Engineering (ASE) Server Frameworks 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 outstanding integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep dedication 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.


The Apple Services Engineering (ASE) Server Frameworks team is responsible for providing both frameworks and reference examples for Java applications and services that various ASE engineering teams build on top of. We need to provide our engineering counterparts with reliable, well tested and documented frameworks. Like widely used open source frameworks, these APIs and frameworks need to consider backward compatibility, upgrades, transitive dependencies and dependency management. As we evolve and modernize, we need to rev and introduce new frameworks as appropriate. The candidate will be working with a team of other hardworking Java engineers and architects focusing on implementing a feature backlog and roadmap. The frameworks need to incorporate ASE standard methodologies and incorporate foundational support for core services like logging, statistics collection, distributed tracing and other critical features of services frameworks.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Strong proficiency and experience in Java, open source HTTP frameworks and API design
  • Experience with Reactive Java and asynchronous Java development
  • Detailed knowledge and experience working with network stacks and Internet protocols
  • Experience with performance critical applications and optimization
  • Linux networking and socket experience a plus
  • Experience building platform and framework libraries
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and network building skills
  • Experience driving product features, functional specifications, and development schedules, represent team and technology
  • Be an advocate and driver for proven engineering practices
  • Dedicated attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and network building skills
  • Proven documentation and technical writing skills

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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