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Machine Learning Engineer - Large Language Models & Generative AI

Cupertino, CA


Posted: May 2, 2024

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200481328

Imagine what you could do here. The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Machine Learning and Generative AI engineer who has a robust understanding of Large Language Models and Generative AI to help work on exciting technologies for future Apple products and bring it to live. In this role, you will join a team of machine learning engineers with different specialization to discover and build solutions to previously-unsolved challenges and push the state of the art for global audience. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams of business SMEs, engineers, data scientists, designers, and researchers. This role is exceptionally technical, and will require you to actively engage in all aspects of the work, from conceptualization and theoretical considerations to design, coding, and implementation.

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Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years building NLP/AI software professionally and successfully releasing to customers.
  • 5+ years of industry experience building machine learning and deep learning based software applications.
  • Experience with state-of-the-art NLP algorithms and AI models, Multi-modal LLMs, Multi-modal contrastive learning, Foundation models, Diffusion based models and parameter efficient fine tuning of LLMs.
  • Solid understanding of inference speed up techniques such as speculative decoding and optimization of LLMs for human preferences.
  • A strong track record of shipping products and publications / patents.
  • Strong understanding of Python, and related machine learning tools (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, NLTK, spaCy,Keras).
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication, engagement and interpersonal skills along with validated skills in building great design.


In this role, you will focus on the following key areas: - You'll work in a team of machine learning engineers of different specialization to prototype and ship world class algorithms that pushes the state of the art. - Lead the exploration and application of Large Language Models and Generative AI, venturing into new areas within these fields. - Turn prototypes into automation pipelines and deploying them to production; deciding when to use out-of-the-box solutions vs. building custom solutions and utilizing both. - Ongoing data analysis to build new or fine-tune existing models such as GPT to optimize results. - Partner closely with software engineers to implement these models into high-performing systems and models in our production environment that can be applied to create amazing experience for our worldwide audience. - Actively engage in all aspects of model development, from ideation and experimentation to deployment. - Communicate results of analyses to business partners and executives. - Maintain expertise in the latest advancements in AI technology. Partner with your team members to prepare presentations, papers, and patents for your inventions.

Education & Experience

• Ph.D. in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning or related field; or • M.S. in related field with 3+ years experience applying machine learning engineer to real business problems

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

    At Apple, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as you grow and develop within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $170,700.00 and $256,500.00, and your base pay will depend on your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

    Apple employees also have the opportunity to become an Apple shareholder through participation in Apple's discretionary employee stock programs. Apple employees are eligible for discretionary restricted stock unit awards, and can purchase Apple stock at a discount if voluntarily participating in Apple's Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You'll also receive benefits including: Comprehensive medical and dental coverage, retirement benefits, a range of discounted products and free services, and for formal education related to advancing your career at Apple, reimbursement for certain educational expenses - including tuition. Additionally, this role might be eligible for discretionary bonuses or commission payments as well as relocation. Learn more about Apple Benefits.

    Note: Apple benefit, compensation and employee stock programs are subject to eligibility requirements and other terms of the applicable plan or program.

    Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Client-provided location(s): Cupertino, CA, USA
Job ID: apple-200481328
Employment Type: Other

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