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Apple AIML-Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), Search, Knowledge & Platform in Seattle, Washington

AIML-Site Reliability Engineer (SRE), Search, Knowledge & Platform

Seattle,Washington,United States

Machine Learning and AI

  • Solid understanding of Linux fundamentals (filesystems, processes, memory, signals, etc)

  • Strong Systems Administration experience

  • Understanding of standard Networking protocols and principles (HTTP, TLS, DNS, UDP, TCP, MPTCP etc)

  • Familiarity with version control

  • Ability to write and review programs/scripts in Bash and one or more high level language such as Java, Ruby, Python, Go

  • Good grasp of distributed infrastructure and architecture with an understanding of CAP theorem, HA principles, etc

  • Experience with systems and configuration management systems

  • Strong troubleshooting principles for both systems and applications

  • Working understanding of tsdb/logging basics and monitoring infrastructure

  • Familiarity with containerization, resource management and task scheduling systems

  • Strong Communication (written and verbal)

  • Usage and understanding of basic CI/CD concepts

  • Passion for eliminating toil through automation


  • TSDB/visualization (Graphite/Grafana/Prometheus/OpenTSDB/InfluxDB/etc)

  • Service Discovery (Consul, ZK, etcd)

  • Systems Monitoring (Consul, Zabbix, Sensu, Nagios)

  • Logging (Elasticsearch/ Logstash /Kibana{ELK},Splunk)

  • DB/Data (Hadoop/DFS/NFS/Postgres/MySQL/etc)

  • Version control (Git, SVN)

  • Package management (yum, homebrew, rpm, apt, npm)

  • Configuration management (puppet, chef, ansible, terraform)

  • Mesos/Docker/Kubernetes

  • CI/CD (Jenkins, spinnaker, team city, etc)

  • Load Balancing (HW/SW) such as netscaler based, corelb, lvslb, nginx


SREs in Siri are responsible for both infrastructure and the applications that run on top. We use a variety of open source and home grown tooling to achieve our goals. We are a Linux focused team running at scale while supporting regional deployments to support our customers across the globe. We push for more automation, monitoring, QA etc at all parts of the development lifecycle to ensure that the code we push to production meets Apple’s high standards. As a member of our team, you are responsible for learning our internal tools, driving their future development, and implementing new processes of your own in order to drive automation and excellence. TO THIS END, WE PERFORM THE FOLLOWING WORK: - On-Call (rotating schedule) - Code Deployment to dev and production environments - Automation - Performance and Scalability work - Architectural improvements surrounding SPOF and redundant systems - Application/System Troubleshooting - Instrumentation/Monitoring/Alerting - Tooling - Software updates/testing - Operationalizing developmental features (sometimes referred to as "Launch Readiness or Launch Readiness Engineering)

Education & Experience

B.S. in Computer Science or relevant/equivalent experience in the field

Additional Requirements

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