Software Engineer (Data Solutions), IS&T Ai & Data Platforms

Austin, Texas, United States
Software and Services

Summary

Posted:
Role Number:200547787
Do you love understanding every detail of how new technologies work? Join the team that serves as Apple’s nerve center, our Information Systems and Technology group. There are countless ways you’ll contribute here, whether you’re coordinating technology needs for product launches, designing music solutions for retail locations, or ensuring the strength of in-store Wi-Fi connections. From Apple Pay to the Apple website to our data centers around the globe, you’ll help design and manage the massive systems that countless employees and customers rely on every day. You’ll also build custom tools for employees, empowering them to solve complex problems on their own. Join our team, and together we’ll explore all the ways to improve how Apple operates, freeing our employees to do what they do best: craft magical experiences for our customers. At Apple, extraordinary ideas have a way of becoming excellent products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple's Global Business Intelligence (GBI) team is seeking an expert Software Engineer to build high quality, scalable and resilient distributed systems that power Apple's analytics platforms and data pipelines. Apple's Enterprise Data Warehouse landscape caters to a wide variety of real-time, near real-time and batch analytical solutions. These solutions are an integral part of business functions like Sales, Operations, Finance, AppleCare, Marketing and Internet Services, enabling business drivers to make critical decisions. We use proprietary and open source technologies, Kafka, Spark, Iceberg, Airflow, Presto, etc. If you are looking to solve infrastructure problems at scale, both on-prem or in cloud, focusing on ease of use, ease of maintenance and most importantly implement solutions that are scalable, you will have fun in GBI! If you enjoy learning new technologies, solving challenges with little mentorship, and are comfortable proposing and implementing solutions, demonstrating Software Engineering standard methodologies, you will find it exciting to work in GBI! The ideal candidate for this position will be able to think outside of the box and should have passion for building engineering solutions to enable business in making time sensitive and critical decisions.

Description

We engineer high-quality, scalable and resilient distributed systems on cloud that power data exploration, analytics, reporting and production models. Our core systems are diverse and come with an unusual intersection of high data volumes with systems distributed across cloud and on-premise infrastructure. On our team you will build solutions that integrate open source software with Apple’s internal ecosystem. You will drive development of new components and features from concept to release: design, build, test, and ship at a regular cadence. You will work closely with internal customers to understand their requirements and workflows, and propose new features and ecosystem changes to streamline their experience of using the solutions on our platform. This is a hard-core software engineering role, where a large part of an engineer's time is spent in writing code and designing/developing applications on cloud, with the remainder being spent on tuning and debugging codebase, supporting production applications and supporting our application end users. This role requires in-depth knowledge of innovative technologies and cloud data platform with the ability to independently learn new technologies and contribute to the success of various initiatives. We are looking for a hardworking and passionate person to join this amazing team. If you feel this is you, we'd love to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience building enterprise level applications on large-scale distributed systems
  • Knowledge of BI concepts and implementation experience on Cloud with databases like SnowFlake, Big Query, Cloudera
  • Understanding of fundamentals of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithm design, and problem solving
  • Programming experience in building high quality software. Proficiency in at-least one of the following programming languages - Python, Scala or Java.
  • Experience in multi-threaded, concurrent programming and synchronization
  • Cloud technology experience on platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • Experience developing Big Data applications using java, Spark, Kafka is a huge plus!
  • Hands-on knowledge of Spark cluster-computing framework & Kubernetes or similar containerization technologies.
  • Experience in Enterprise-ready Cloud Data-Warehousing platforms like Snowflake is highly valued.
  • Strong hands-on experience in designing and development of cloud-based applications that include large scale compute services, database services, APIs to design RESTful services, ETL, queues and notification services.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in Software Engineering processes, including test driven development
  • Secure and skilled at working in tandem with a team of engineers, or alone as required.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture impact of decisions

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

  • 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.