Maps Search Principal/Architect

Apple Inc.

Cupertino, US

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Apple Maps powers many applications that are making a huge impact to daily lives of millions of users every single day. You can play a big part in the next revolution in local search in a high-performing and collaborative team with a single mission to surprise and delight users with the world’s best search experience not found anywhere else. You will have plenty of opportunities to create groundbreaking technology for large scale systems, big data, cutting-edge search ranking and relevance, artificial intelligence and more. If you have significant background in machine learning and/or search technology, please consider joining the Maps Search and Machine Learning team at Apple.

Key Qualifications:
•We are looking for a principal engineer/architect to join the Maps Search team and provide technical expertise and leadership as we solve the next generation of local search problems. You will be responsible for figuring out architecture and design for core problems in search such as query interpretation, ranking, retrieval and improving a scaleable search platform. You will help mentor a strong team of engineers and scientists. You will work across Maps and the rest of Apple to power user-delighting experiences based on local search services.
•Key Qualifications
•Expertise and experience in various facets of machine learning and natural language processing, such as classification, feature engineering, information extraction, structured prediction, clustering, semi-supervised learning, topic modeling and ranking
•Desire to solve challenging problems at the intersection of user experience and computational algorithms
•Experience in search, ads or recommender systems.
•Hard working, self-starter with proven ability to manage multiple projects to strict deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to interact with all levels of researchers and engineers

Description: The goal of the Maps Search team is to take Apple’s Maps to the next level of intelligence and accuracy using advanced statistical techniques. Engineers and scientists on this team work on a wide spectrum of approaches to improve the search experience on Apple Maps. You would work on core machine learning algorithms and models that help improve search relevance and experience. You would also work on designing and architecting scalable infrastructure that allow the rest of the team of engineers and scientists to develop, test, debug and release algorithms, models and features quickly. We impact many users around the world by developing a phenomenal product with a prime focus on accuracy, understandability and performance of the product.

Education: BS in Computer Science or related field. MS is a plus.

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