AIML - Sr Data Scientist, Data and ML Innovation

Seattle, Washington, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200551175
Do you get excited by driving product impact via measurement and evaluation, for products and services used by hundreds of millions of people globally? The vision for the AIML Data organization is to improve products by using data as the voice of our customers. Within this organization the mission of the Search Analytics team is to inform product evolution through measurement, evaluation, and analysis of the user experience. You will partner with Search engineering teams to improve search quality and guide feature development with data, to deliver amazing search experiences across iPhone, iPad, HomePod, Mac, Watch, tv, across dozens of languages.


Research and develop evaluation methods to improve the quality of Apple user facing products, such as Siri and Search. Work with evaluation/experimentation engineering teams to get your methodological developments translated into technologies that product engineering will use every day. Work with large, complex data sets. Solve difficult, non-routine analysis problems, applying advanced analytical methods as needed. Conduct analysis that includes data collection and quality control, requirements specification, processing and presentations. Build and prototype analysis pipelines iteratively to provide insights at scale. Develop comprehensive knowledge of product data structures and metrics, advocating for changes where needed for product development. Partner closely with product engineering teams on core machine learning algorithms and user experience evaluations. You should be passionate about building outstanding products. This position involves a wide variety of skills and innovation.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Proficiency in data science, machine learning, and analytics, including statistical data analysis, A/B testing, prompt engineering and fine-tune foundational models for specific tasks. Experience crafting, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting experiments and investigations.
  • Experience articulating and translating business questions and using statistical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data.
  • Capable of driving projects of varying sizes and scopes - some will take months and some weeks — and you will need to know when to dive deep.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to naturally explain difficult technical topics (especially causal topics) to everyone from data scientists to engineers to business partners.
  • Strong programming skills, including data-querying skills (SQL and/or Spark, etc.) and experience with a scripting language for data processing and development (e.g., Python, R, or Scala).
  • 5 years of relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Advanced degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Operational Research, Bioinformatics, Economics, Psychology, Computer Science, Sociology, Mathematics, Physics, or similar quantitative field.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.