Senior Software Analytics Engineer - Apple Services Engineering

Seattle, Washington, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200525922
The Apple Services Engineering (ASE) Engineering 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 dedication 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 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, these teams remain small, nimble, and multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here. The ASE Analytics & Data Engineering organization powers the analytics behind the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Apple Fitness+, Apple Books, Apple Wallet, and more. We’re looking for an engineer to join the team working on defining the future of our data and instrumentation capabilities. As a member of the Instrumentation team, you will work with a number of cross-functional stakeholders to answer two main questions: What metrics should we collect for our media products and how will we get those metrics from client devices?

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience working as a software engineer, technical product manager, or engineering-focused management consultant.
  • Strong software design skills, coupled with a deep knowledge of data structures and algorithms.
  • Experience working with large, cross-functional teams spread across multiple locations.
  • Comfort with translating ambiguous high-level analytics questions into concrete engineering asks.
  • Clear and concise communication.
  • Strong prioritization skills with the ability to manage multiple programs simultaneously with overlapping deadlines.
  • Development experience in some or all of the following is a plus: metrics or analytics systems, frameworks or toolkits, Objective-C, JavaScript, Swift, C/C++, Java, TypeScript, React, Angular, Ember, Vue.


You’ll be tasked with designing, launching, and supporting new metrics infrastructure products as necessary to answer high-level analytics questions at scale. Your responsibilities will include all aspects of software development management, from brainstorming, design and analysis to development, implementation and maintenance. You will also be expected to write and maintain instrumentation specifications—documents that specify what fields and values should we collect as well as what triggers this data collection—for all new features released across our media products. To accomplish all this, you’ll collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders including product managers, client and server engineering, data scientists/business analysts, privacy engineers/attorneys, QA, and more. You will: Develop frameworks and tools for the iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS platforms to collect analytics data from our products and services. Write detailed client instrumentation specifications for new features across Apple’s services that provide clear guidance to engineering, data science, and QA stakeholders about what data should be collected and when manage the end-to-end design, launch, and support of new metrics infrastructure as needed to address complex analytics needs, including technical system design and implementation. Advise business and engineering stakeholders by serving as a data collection subject-matter-expert who understands how analytics-related asks will impact numerous server and client engineering systems. Design innovative technologies with privacy and legal teams to ensure that both Apple’s analytics needs are met and consumer privacy is protected.

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits