Senior AI/ML Engineer - Apple Vision Pro


Job Description


Apple is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Every new product we build, service we create, or Apple Store experience we deliver is the result of us making each other’s ideas stronger. That happens because every one of us shares a belief that we can make something wonderful and share it with the world, changing lives for the better. It’s the diversity of our people and their thinking that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. When we bring everybody in, we can do the best work of our lives. Here, you’ll do more than join something — you’ll add something.

Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space. It will allow us to do the things we love in ways never before possible — all while staying connected to the people around us.

Apple's Vision Products Group (VPG) delivers algorithms that drive revolutionary Apple products, to create ground-breaking new products. In this position, you will have the opportunity to be part of our extraordinary team of engineers to discover and build solutions to previously-unsolved challenges and push the state of the art in Spatial Computing/AR algorithms and experiences that will change the way people experience the world! This team is working with some of Apple’s most advanced technologies including Spatial Computing, augmented reality (AR), machine learning (ML), and computer vision (CV).

Key Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in machine learning, with specific expertise in using machine learning for animation, reinforcement learning, imitation learning, or other deep learning algorithms.

Experience in at least one major machine learning framework: DeepRL, Caffe, TensorFlow, Torch, Keras, etc.

Knowledge and experience with general-purpose AI, knowledge representation, and reasoning.

Solid mathematical foundation to understand and advance our understanding of machine learning techniques.

Practical experience in Python, C, C++. Objective-C and Swift.

Creativity and curiosity for solving highly complex problems, and a team-oriented attitude (you need to work well with others) — must also be an excellent communicator.


Apple’s apps define our products; they are the core fulfillment of our user stories. We work closely with Apple's human interface design team and our internal framework teams to define and develop high-impact applications for Apple platforms.

The ideal engineer for this role is comfortable working in a dynamic and creative team charged with exploring an uncharted and rapidly evolving domain. You will be researching and developing an entirely new application paradigm - a challenge that will demand rapid experimentation and prototyping without sacrificing code quality or attention to detail. You will work closely with Apple's UI frameworks, Algorithms, Human Interface designers, hardware engineering and system software teams - pushing you to think outside-the-box, and solve incredibly challenging and interesting problems in the Spatial Computing space. You will work with technologies such as SwiftUI, RealityKit, UIKit and ARKit. You’ll also have to develop and deploy ML algorithms for power constrained devices and experiences. You will have access to a wide variety of internal frameworks and services that will allow you to create applications that are deeply integrated into our operating systems.

As a driving force behind the application experience, your contributions empower our users and helps shape the course of Apple’s product for years to come. Above all, we value teamwork and passion when building impactful products.

Education & Experience

Degree in Machine Learning, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field.

Additional Requirements

Experience with AR/VR algorithms and applications is a big plus

API development experience based on modern design principles is a plus

Strong command of object-oriented programming (C / C++ / Obj-C / Swift) for application and frameworks development on device is a plus

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 $170,700 and $300,200, 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.

Role Number: 200501445