Apple Media Products - Manager, Big Data Engineering


Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full time

Oct 31

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Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish!

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 Qualifications

  • 5 - 7+ years experience in managing engineers is required
  • Proficiency in high level programming languages such as Scala or Java
  • Proficiency working with relational databases like Oracle, and document databases like Cassandra
  • Experience with Hadoop related technologies and streaming solutions like Kafka
  • Experience in developing large scale data (ETL) platforms, pipelines, warehousing, mining or analytic systems
  • Ability to understand and explain complex systems, and independently learn new technologies
  • Proficiency with SQL is desired
  • Experience with Spark is desired


Apple is seeking a hands-on data engineering manager with a passion for large amounts of data and analytics. You will be an experienced software engineer who has transitioned to leading individual engineers and delivering Internet-scale engineering solutions.

This manager will develop a team of data engineers within Core Data, which is part of the Analytics Engineering organization within Apple Media Products (AMP), home to the App Store, Apple Music, iTunes, and more.

This is a unique opportunity to form a new engineering team and make a significant impact to how Apple delivers analytics solutions for some of the most compelling big data in the world.

You will have significant responsibility and influence in shaping the future of data engineering at Apple. This position involves hiring and leading a data engineering team to develop large scale data pipelines and analytical solutions using modern big data technologies.

Successful candidates will have strong leadership, engineering skills, and communication, as well as a belief that data driven processes lead to great products.

Education & Experience

Bachelors or masters degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience.

Apple is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Apple does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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