GBI Software Engineer (Data Applications)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Corporate Functions


Weekly Hours: 39
Role Number:200514057
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 experienced 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 utilise proprietary and open source technologies Spark, Iceberg, Airflow, Presto, etc. If you are looking to solve infrastructure problems at scale, both on-premise 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! The ideal candidate for this position will be able to think outside of the box and should have a passion for building engineering solutions to enable the business in making time sensitive and critical decisions. If you feel this is you, we'd love to hear from you!


We engineer high-quality, scalable and resilient distributed systems on cloud that power data exploration, analytics, reporting and ML 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 Appleʼs 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 hands-on 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 brand-new technologies and cloud data platforms with the skills to independently learn new technologies and contribute to the success of various initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Knowledge of BI concepts and implementation experience on Cloud with databases like SnowFlake, Big Query, Cloudera, Azure, etc
  • 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.
  • Cloud technology experience on platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud
  • Hands-on experience in design and development of cloud-based applications ( including large scale compute services, database services, APIs, ETL etc)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Software Engineering processes, including test driven development
  • Passionate about data and its nuances and curious about the underlying business context

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience 3+ years experience building enterprise level applications on large-scale distributed systems

Additional Requirements

  • Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programmes. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programmes vary by country and are subject to eligibility 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.