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Senior Software Engineer - Maps Search Group

Company: Apple Inc.
Location: Cupertino
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Would you like to be part of a team that impacts millions of users every single day! Does finding patterns in data and building highly scalable data-driven systems to solve real-world problems excite you? Does designing and improving Local Search for all Apple Maps users appeal to you? If yes, we invite you to join our mission in building and redefining Apple's Local Search. Apple is critically invested in the success of its mobile ecosystem. Maps and Local Search is a core asset that is at the crux of this ecosystem. Our team operates at the intersection of building highly scalable applications, analytics to understand user behavior and big data machine learning to improve our end-user experience.

We have a newly created position at Apple Maps Search team. This role will be owner of an important interdisciplinary maps ranking feature, where this engineer will be working on a challenging project involving client/server programming, machine learning model design and implementation, performance monitoring and optimization, and eventually will see your work impact the user experience of millions of Apple users.

Key Qualifications

  • Strong programming and debugging skills in: Java or Object C or Python or equivalent.
  • Some experience with iOS SDK include frameworks such as Core Data, Core ML.
  • Solid understanding of Protobuf, JSON, REST and other similar web services.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the software development process, including unit testing and release management.
  • Practical understanding of the mathematics behind modern machine learning, linear algebra and statistics.
  • Some experience and familiarity with machine learning and natural language processing is desired.
  • Must be able to brainstorm and effectively communicate technology ideas and issues.
  • Must be highly collaborative and able to work cross functionally with different teams
  • Attention to detail, data accuracy and quality of output.


Here are some of your job responsibilities:

Design, implement, test and launch Ranking features and Ranking models to improve Maps Search quality and relevance. Build highly efficient (low latency + high throughput) runtime and offline systems with focus on scalability and long term maintainability of the underlying components. Apply data driven methods and machine learning techniques to solve complex problems and develop key iOS/OSX features focused on improving maps search experience. Own and conduct A/B tests for exploring various ideas and perform data analytics to infer insights from experiments to help ship features. Collaborate with various teams (e.g., infrastructure, metrics, data) to develop exciting features and bring them from ideation to production. Actively participate and contribute in design discussions, code reviews and roadmap planning to improve the quality of code and team's success.

Education & Experience

BS, MS or Ph.D in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent required

Additional Requirements

  • Good knowledge of big data processing, prior experience with Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Pig is highly desired.
  • Knowledge and prior experience with some deep learning frameworks is desired by not required.
  • Experience shipping products, especially ones incorporating machine learning.
  • Experience/knowledge of search technology and related fields.

Keywords: Apple Inc., Cupertino , Senior Software Engineer - Maps Search Group, Other , Cupertino, California

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