Engineering Manager, Apple


+ discretionary restricted stock unit awards

Expert level
New York

Personal technology company

Job no longer available


Personal technology company

1001+ employees


Job no longer available


+ discretionary restricted stock unit awards

Expert level
New York

1001+ employees


Company mission

Apple's mission is to bring the best user experience to its customers through its innovative hardware, software, and services.


Who you are

  • At least 10 years of experience, at least three of which are in a lead or management role
  • Strong object oriented design and analysis skills
  • Experience writing components/frameworks/libraries that achieve software leverage
  • Experience working in a large code base
  • Experience with relational databases, JDBC, and object relational frameworks like Hibernate, JPA, etc
  • Experience using NoSQL solutions like Cassandra, Voldemort, Memcached, etc
  • Familiarity with big data technologies such as Apache Spark, Hadoop, etc
  • TCP/IP networking experience, with protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, SSL
  • Willing to take ownership and set direction, especially in gray areas
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Hands-on coder, with ability to write clear, concise, coherent code
  • Superb verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent judgment and integrity with the ability to make timely and sound decisions. Ability to self-direct when necessary, all the while supporting strong team dynamics
  • Ability to simultaneously face multiple teams and/or partner organizations
  • Fastidious attention to detail
  • We are looking for a self-starting, ambitious individual who is not afraid to question assumptions or charge head-first into gray areas
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills are a must to collaborate in our multi-functional environments
  • You should have in-depth experience developing large-scale web-based applications using object-oriented languages
  • Excellent understanding of relational databases and data-modeling techniques are needed, and Cassandra or other NoSQL knowledge are a plus

What the job involves

  • The Apple Services Engineering Commerce group is looking for an extraordinary, hands-on Engineering Manager to join our platform engineering team
  • You’ll build services and application components, shared across applications, to support very high levels of transactional integrity, scalability, availability, fault tolerance, and security
  • You will also contribute to the architecture, design and implementation of top-level user visible features, with an emphasis on identifying components that can be used across different scenarios and domains
  • You will work on features that touch all Apple Services Engineering Commerce services — from account management, application, music, and video purchase / download / entitlement, subscription management, and a lot of new features coming to the Apple product ecosystem
  • You will ensure that language and local market requirements are understood and supported from a technical perspective
  • You will find opportunities for software reuse across problem domains, design and code components / libraries / frameworks to support that re-use, and refactor code to achieve higher levels of leverage in the codebase
  • Using 3rd party and hand-rolled solutions, you will build infrastructure for caching, messaging, and workflow management, that will be used by other teams in the Commerce group

Otta's take

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CTO of Otta

With a market capitalisation that reached $3 trillion in 2022, Apple is the world's most valuable company. A vertically integrated approach and obsessive focus on the user experience have helped to make Apple one of the most successful companies in the world.

Since taking over at Apple, Tim Cook has been carefully curating the company's reputation as a champion of consumer privacy, trying to set the company apart from others that monetise their users' data.

The company even went as far as to introduce sweeping privacy changes which made it difficult to tailor ads to Apple’s 1bn+ iPhone users. This rocked the $400bn digital ads market, seriously harming the revenue of its bigger rivals in the lucrative industry and forcing them to rebuild their ad infrastructure.

Despite this, the company has been shaken by supply chain issues and moved a considerable amount of its manufacturing from China to India, and increased its Vietnam presence. This is because of multi-pronged production disruption in China, the second largest customer market for Apple, and triggered an estimated 10% revenue drop in the first quarter of 2023.


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Company benefits

  • Everyone has different needs and schedules, and that’s why we offer medical plans that cover both physical and mental healthcare
  • In addition, employees have the option to access medical professionals from almost anywhere and get free confidential counselling — virtual or in person
  • You could also be eligible for help with fitness-related expenses
  • Our medical coverage plans include family-friendly features such as fertility treatments
  • Because we know there’s more than one way to bring a new child into your family, we support all kinds of new parents with paid leave and our gradual return-to-work programme
  • You also get paid time away if you need to care for an ill family member and free guidance to help you find support for childcare, elderly care, legal referrals and more
  • At Apple, we make sure women earn the same as men performing similar work. As part of that effort, your salary history is history — we won’t ask
  • Every employee here also has the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder, because all are eligible for stock grants and also a discount when purchasing Apple stock
  • To help you prepare for retirement, our pension can help you meet your savings goals. And to help you prepare for the unexpected, you’ll have the security of multiple forms of income protection
  • Plan on developing both professionally and personally. Apple University creates classes, seminars and beyond-the-classroom tools that help employees understand Apple’s culture, organisation, values, and role in the world. You can sharpen general business and software skills through online classes
  • For more formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, we’ll reimburse you for certain educational expenses, including tuition
  • Whether you’re exploring personal pursuits, welcoming a new child or caring for a family member, rest assured that you’ll have paid time away when you need it most
  • When you give money to an eligible organisation, we’ll match your donations one-for-one, so your contribution is doubled. And if you choose to donate your time, we’ll contribute US$25 for every hour you volunteer. Whether you donate time or money, Apple will match your contributions up to US$10,000 a year
  • Get the world’s best prices on the world’s best products — Apple products. You’ll also get deals on great third-party accessories
  • And there are services to help you manage life’s day-to-day tasks: dinner reservations, pet-sitters, shopping, personal travel, financial guidance and more

Company values

  • We believe that we’re on the face of the Earth to make great products
  • We believe in the simple, not the complex
  • We believe that we need to own and control the primary technologies behind the products we make
  • We participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution
  • We believe in saying no to thousands of projects so that we can really focus on the few that are truly important and meaningful to us
  • We believe in deep collaboration and cross-pollination of our groups, which allow us to innovate in a way that others cannot
  • We don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every group in the company, and we have the self-honesty to admit when we’re wrong and the courage to change

Company HQ

Cupertino, CA


Tim Cook

(CEO, not founder)

Joined Apple in 1998 and held various senior roles before being promoted to CEO in 2011. Previously Spent 12 years with IBM, most recently as director of North American Fulfilment, where he led manufacturing and distribution functions for IBM’s Personal Computer Company in North and Latin America

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