Senior Software Engineer (Media Processing), Apple Media Products

2 weeks agoSeattle, WA


Posted: Feb 9, 2023

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200461197

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 dedication 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, forward-thinking, and multi-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • Mastery of software design principles in conjunction using Java and/or JVM based languages.
  • Experience with video / audio codecs and media containers a plus.
  • Experience with live video processing and video streaming broadcast protocols like SRT, RIST, and RTMP would be beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of the HLS protocol.
  • Strong understanding of highly available fault tolerant distributed systems.
  • Prior experience building and working with Docker and other containerization technologies.
  • Experience deploying software on elastic platforms such as Kubernetes, EC2, etc.
  • Deep understanding of both SQL and NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Enjoys fixing/improving things and finding solutions to difficult problems.
  • Strong belief in automation and tooling as a critical part of the software lifecycle.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess strong and clear communication abilities


As an Engineer on the AMP Media Processing team, you'll be working on the foundation that underpins all of Apple's media use-cases. This role has a particular focus on developing robust, highly available applications for orchestration and control of live video stream encoding for sports programming. We handle the entire media life cycle, from media creation to international scheduling to developing custom media formats. As a member of our team, you will partner with multiple engineering teams, business operations, technical operations, 3rd party vendors, and sometimes the open-source community. You will help develop the next generation of systems and infrastructure to help divide and conquer the enormous amount of video, audio, and the millions of other media types we process every single day. You should have an eye for reusability, reliability, refactoring, higher level abstractions, and building frameworks that benefit not only our team but other teams as well. Your skills should be motivated by a passion and a deep curiosity to delve into the realm of processing video and audio to accelerate the rate at which we can improve our products. We're looking for a team member whose "people skills" complement their technical skills. You should be confident in articulating a well thought out design, thoughtfully providing regular code reviews, constructively giving and receiving peer feedback, and coordinating communication with a geographically diverse team. This is a rare opportunity to have a direct impact on such a variety of Apple's Services. If this sounds like you, join our team!

Education & Experience

- BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

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 $144,500 and $250,000, 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.

Client-provided location(s): Seattle, WA, USA
Job ID: apple-200461197-1

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