AIML – Machine Learning Research Engineer (Knowledge Platform), Information Intelligence

at Apple
Published February 11, 2023
Location Seattle, United States of America
Category Machine Learning  
Job Type Full-time  



The Apple Knowledge Platform Team is building the next-generation of machine learning solutions in the Knowledge Graph Platform at Apple and help power features including Siri and Spotlight. The features we build are redefining how hundreds of millions of people use their computers and mobile devices to search and find what they are looking for. As part of this group, you will work with one of the most exciting high performance computing environments, with petabytes of data, millions of queries per second, and have an opportunity to imagine and build products that delight our customers every single day.
Key Qualifications
  • Industry experience of at least 5-years in a similar position preferred
  • Strong research and prototyping experience in the fields of natural language, deep learning and machine learning, in particular focusing on natural language generation and summarization
  • Excellent programming skills in Python or Scala
  • Prior experience with Machine Learning Frameworks such as PyTorch and Tensorflow
  • Prior experience with parallel programming over GPUs
  • Experience working with large data sets and pipelines, ideally using the Apache software stack (e.g. Spark)
  • Broad knowledge of computer science and systems; ability to quickly learn new domains
  • Proven system development skills in UNIX-type OS
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytic skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Passion for building phenomenal products and curiosity to learn


The Knowledge Platform team is looking for extraordinary Machine Learning engineers to join a small, driven team of world-experts on Large-Scale Data Management and Machine Learning Systems. Together, you will be pushing the boundaries of Knowledge Graph Construction in Siri. As part of the Knowledge Platform team, you will design and develop features for a platform that touches upon large-scale data management, machine-learning systems over graph data, and knowledge extraction over semi-structured and unstructured data feeds. You will have the outstanding opportunity to change how hundreds of millions of people use their computers and mobile devices to search and find what they are looking for.

Education & Experience
PhD in Computer Science. NLP related fields strongly preferred.
Additional Requirements
  • Apple’s most important resource, our soul, is our people. Apple benefits help further the well-being of our employees and their families in meaningful ways. No matter where you work at Apple, you can take advantage of our health and wellness resources and time-away programs. We’re proud to provide stock grants to employees at all levels of the company, and we also give employees the option to buy Apple stock at a discount — both offer everyone at Apple the chance to share in the company’s success. You’ll discover many more benefits of working at Apple, such as programmes that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products. Apple benefits programs vary by country and are subject to eligibility requirements.
  • 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. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace.


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.