Senior Software Developer, Site Reliability Engineering

Apple Inc

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), CA

Job posting number: #7194393 (Ref:apl-200519507)

Posted: November 15, 2023

Job Description

People at Apple don’t just build products — they craft the kind of experience that have revolutionized entire industries. The diverse collection of our people and their ideas inspire innovation in everything we do. Imagine what you could do here! Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Apple Services Engineering (ASE) team builds and provides platforms, services and infrastructure that fuel Apple’s services (such as iCloud, iTunes, Siri, and Maps). We are the foundation on which Apple’s software developers build the products that our customers love. We are looking for passionate and dedicated engineers to continue our focus in providing our customers the highest quality Apple Services experience. Our services have to scale globally, stay highly available, and "just work.” If you love designing, engineering and running products and platforms that will help millions of customers, then this is the place for you!
Key Qualifications
  • An inherent bias for action, strong sense of ownership and integrity proven through clear communication and collaboration
  • Experience with developing, deploying, and supporting new and existing services, platforms or application stacks, preferably for end-user facing products
  • Experience in running and scaling distributed systems in a public, private, or hybrid cloud environment
  • Working experience with microservices architecture and container orchestration with Kubernetes or similar technologies, preferably in a large-scale production environment
  • The ability to design, author and release code in languages like Go, Python, Ruby or Java
  • Being curious about how systems work and, more importantly, how they fail
  • A strong desire to build bots that automate away repetitive tasks
  • Experience with disaster recovery, capacity planning and chaos testing
  • Experience with running large numbers of diverse systems with configuration management and software delivery platforms (such as Spinnaker, Puppet, Chef or Ansible)
  • A track record of partnering with peers to cultivate proven engineering principles
  • Strong belief in acquiring and spreading knowledge via mentorship
Apple Services’ scale is BIG. Operating at our scale, across multiple geographies and servicing hundreds of millions of users presents unique challenges. As a Software Developer in SRE at Apple, you'll need to solve these problems using data, teamwork, and your own expertise. ASE Products Site Reliability teams are responsible for the reliability and performance of the server software stack that powers products like iCloud Photos, Mail, Drive, Backup and many more. We do that by focusing on reliability best practices from service inception to production, collaborating deeply with product development teams to deliver a superlative product and shared vision while leveraging data and automation as first principles. We run a mix of open source, vendor licensed, and internally developed tools to manage the end to end SDLC of our products. You'll learn these tools and have opportunities to improve them.

We think critically and strive to balance the best solution with the need to get things done for each engineering challenge we face. Good ideas are heard and results are rewarded.
Education & Experience
BS/MS in Computer Science or Equivalent (software development or production experience in a large-scale environment)
Pay & Benefits

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