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Privacy is a fundamental human right. At Apple, it’s also one of our core values. We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information. It’s not always easy. But that’s the kind of innovation we believe in.

If you are the type of person that feels a personal stake in protecting privacy of users, join our Privacy Preserving Machine Learning team. You will play a meaningful role in improving user privacy by building frameworks and algorithms using groundbreaking technology at every level of the technical stack. You will help product and infrastructure teams to ensure user data privacy is a core component in every feature that we ship.

Key qualifications

  • Strong skills in object-oriented software design, developing and testing.
  • Proficient in at least one programming language, preferably including one of Python, Swift or Java.
  • Comfortable working independently to deliver results with minimal direction.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills.
  • Commitment to high quality, well-tested code and automation.
  • Background in privacy, multi-party computation, cryptography is a plus.
  • Experience working with IETF standard and open source code is a plus.


You will design and implement features on a privacy preserving platform that protects privacy of hundreds of millions of devices. You will use your software engineering skills to build modular and well tested code to prototype groundbreaking privacy preserving algorithms. You will work with IETF working groups and research community to prove the robustness of your implementation. You will benchmark your solution to show efficiency and scalability. Embedding with the core team, you’ll work with other software/ML engineers and researchers. You will review designs and code by others and provide constructive feedback, while continuously learning from colleagues.

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 programs that match your charitable contributions, reimburse you for continuing your education and give you special employee pricing on Apple products.

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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.

Education and experience

Pursuing an MPhil or PhD in Computer Science, or related technical field.