Apple Media Products - Software Engineer

Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Machine Learning and AI


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200377240
The Apple Media Products 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 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, forward-thinking, and multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent programming skills, computational complexity knowledge and computer architecture awareness.
  • Experience crafting API and communication protocols between services.
  • Experience working with big data and horizontally scalable solutions.
  • Work-experience in analysing sophisticated problems and crafting and building highly scalable, robust and efficient solutions.
  • Experience in project-management in rapid environments with shifting priorities.
  • Experience with data analysis, extracting valuable insights from large amounts of data.
  • Good communication skills and a product-oriented attitude.


We're building an AI-based system that is capable of achieving a profound understanding of different kinds of media, from movies and shows to podcasts, by using present and historic real-world knowledge, innovative DL recognition models and powerful NLP and graph algorithms. The main objective of this role is to be the bridge between the team’s services and the rest of teams at Apple, to be able to demonstrate our data and technology to improve Apple Media Products (such as search or recommendations) and create new user facing features. The day-to-day tasks might range from creating big data pipelines to designing and implementing system architectures and APIs, extracting insights from large amounts of data or interacting with engineering and product teams across Apple to gather requirements and specifications.

Education & Experience

• BS, MS or PHD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, related technical field or equivalent meaningful experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Nice to have:
  • • Background in Machine Learning.
  • • Work-experience with Python.
  • • Experience working with Knowledge Graphs.
  • • This role may require occasional international travel/transatlantic travel.
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