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Apple AIML - Machine Learning Researcher, Foundation Models in Seattle, Washington

AIML - Machine Learning Researcher, Foundation Models

Seattle,Washington,United States

Machine Learning and AI

We are a group of engineers and researchers responsible for building foundation models at Apple. We build infrastructure, datasets, and models with fundamental general capabilities such as understanding and generation of text, images, speech, videos, and other modalities and apply these models to Apple products. We are looking for researchers who are passionate about developing algorithms, techniques, and systems that push the frontier of deep learning and delight millions of users with Apple products powered by foundation models.


We believe that the most interesting problems in deep learning research arise when we try to apply learning to real-world use cases, and this is also where the most important breakthroughs come from. You will work with a close-knit and fast growing team of world-class engineers and scientists to tackle some of the most challenging problems in foundation models and deep learning, including natural language processing, multi-modal understanding, and combining learning with knowledge. Example applications include (but are not limited to) - Web-scale information retrieval - Human-like conversation agent - Multi-modal perception for existing products and future hardware platforms - On-device intelligence and learning with strong privacy protections Further, you will have opportunities to identify and develop novel applications of deep learning in Apple products. You will see your ideas not only published in papers, but also improve the experience of millions of users.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in deep learning with publication record in relevant conferences (e.g., NeurIPS, ICML, ICLR, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV, KDD, ACL, ICASSP, InterSpeech) or a track record in applying deep learning techniques to products

  • Proficient programming skills in Python and one of the deep learning toolkits such as JAX, PyTorch, or Tensorflow

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

PhD, or equivalent practical experience, in Computer Science, or related technical field.

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 $131,500 and $243,300, 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.Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant. (

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