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Apple Media Products - Senior Software Engineer, Search Platform, Big Data Engineer

Apple US Corp
Seattle, Washington, United States
SummarySummaryPosted: Apr 27, 2021 Role Number: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 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 cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.Key QualificationsExperience with big data systems and distributed computing, such as Hadoop and Spark.Proficiency in using query languages such as SQL, Hive and SparkSQL.Experience with entity-relationship modeling and understanding of normalization.Experience maintaining a large software system.Experience creating test suites.Experience with Continuous Integration.Experience with Version Control such as git.Experience with programming languages such as Scala, Spark or Python.Able to understand various data structures and common methods in data transformation.Keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends.Preferred Skills:Experience with Kubernetes, AWS / Cloud Infrastructure (plus)Deep understanding of the search and information retrieval fundamentals including indexing, query understanding, retrieval and rankingExperience building search solutions using Lucene / Solr / Elasticsearch or related search technologiesFamiliarity developing and integrating microservicesFamiliarity with A/B experimentation and data/metric-driven product developmentDescriptionThe Apple Media Products (iTunes) Search Team is looking for extraordinary engineers to help build next-generation search features for Apple's ground breaking devices and platforms. You will have a major impact on the way people search & discover Apple Media content on Apple devices worldwide! You will support search on all devices (macOS, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, Siri/HomePod) across media products (App Store, iTunes, Music, Video, Books, Podcasts) globally in languages from Arabic to Russian and everything in between. You will work with one of the most exciting high performance computing environments, with petabytes of data, millions of queries per second. You will build search server side features & infrastructure to better support recall, relevance, ranking, real-time indexing, and personalization. Come join a team with strong expertise in software engineering, information retrieval, language processing, data mining, machine learning, scalable systems, and parallel processing (Hadoop, Scala, Spark)!Education & ExperienceMaster's degree or foreign equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, or related field and 5+ years of experience in the job offered or related occupation.Additional Requirements

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