Apple Media Products Engineering - Security Architect

    • San Francisco, CA


Posted: Jun 2, 2020

Role Number: 200151375

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 outstanding integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep dedication 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, flexible, and multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in application architecture and security. Deep understanding of services oriented architecture, building internet-scale, distributed and mission critical services.
  • Extensive knowledge of security issues faced by internal/external facing applications and ability to articulate their impact on technical and business users
  • Extensive knowledge of Java and the Java Ecosystem. Proficiency with Python, Javascript and other scripting languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and execute complex, performant and highly secure designs. Experience implementing strategies to support secure and compliant architectures.
  • Knowledge of network architectures, topologies and concepts (Firewalls, LB, WAF, CDN, VPC, ACL)
  • Experience with full software development lifecycle, likes to champion secure-SDLC, comfortable working with SAST/DAST/SCA tools and committed to "shift left" strategy.
  • Experience with architecture and security reviews, threat modeling applications and identifying areas of risk.
  • Experience securing infrastructure in public cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and cloud security/governance tools.
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization and documentation of a comprehensive set of security technologies and processes around inventory, data protection, crypto, key management, identity and access management.
  • Experience with containers and kubernetes.
  • Familiar with compliance regulations e.g. PCI, GDPR, SOC2, SOX
  • Ability to craft and establish secure coding patterns/standards across multiple teams.
  • Ability to triage, recommend remediations and implement fixes if needed.
  • Ability to collaborate with multi-functional teams located in different time zones to drive fixes and alignment to established policies.
  • Keeps up with industry trends insecurity technology and threats


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. Would you like the stimulation and challenges of building a world-class, extraordinary scalable platform? Then this is the opportunity for you at Apple! We are looking for a self-starting, energetic individual who is not afraid to question assumptions or charge head-first into gray areas. Work with other security leads to define the org's security program, measure alignment, suggest/implement changes, present to steering committee and engineering teams. Work on defining the security initiatives roadmap and implementation plan. Working with engineering teams during design to build secure services, conducting security architecture reviews of the application stack, including applications built on cloud and emerging technologies. Provide SME support, security guidance and mentoring. Work with engineering teams to evaluate new platforms, technologies and patterns. Work with other architects and engineers to develop tooling and framework components to allow easy adoption of security best practices e.g. auth, transport encryption, tracing. Work with central information security team to prioritize and address open issues and plan for security initiatives, red teaming and compliance audits. Publish and maintain coding standard methodologies, guidelines and policies, review source code for potential security issues. Mentor team members on writing code that is efficient, maintainable, testable and secure. Publish and maintain open source best practices, guidelines and policies. Determine training topics and material (with partners), determine audience,facilitate training and measure efficiency. Analyzing threat response triggers, suggest additional monitoring criteria and provide support during incidents. Stay on top of industry trends and threats/vulnerabilities. Research the latest security standard methodologies, trends, threats and vulnerabilities, and technology frameworks.

Education & Experience

BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience.

Additional Requirements

Working at Apple means doing more than you ever thought possible and having more impact than you ever imagined.

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