Apple: Machine Learning-Industrial Methods Engineer

Seeking a Machine Learning-Industrial Methods Engineer to collaborate with mechanical and quality engineers to apply machine learning to industrial problems and situations and identify new opportunities in to apply machine learning tools.

Company: AppleApple
Location: Cupertino, CA
Position: Machine Learning-Industrial Methods Engineer

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In Manufacturing Design, the team takes a vision of a product and turns it into a reality through the development of mass production processes and systems. Turning this vision into a reality can unearth significant obstacles that the team needs to tackle, and the Industrial Methods Team jumps right in. Through the use of statistics and the scientific process, the team can develop proven solutions to the most challenging problems.  Put your Machine Learning experience to work in this highly visible role as an Industrial Methods Engineer.  The results of your work will have a significant impact across the globe. 

Key Qualifications:

  • Collaborate with mechanical and quality engineers to apply machine learning to industrial problems and situations
  • Identify opportunities in the production and development processes to apply machine learning tools for improvements
  • Develop a toolkit to guide application of machine learning tools combined with statistical tools for common engineers
  • Assemble large data sets for analysis either through direct SQL-based querying or development of scripts and code-modules to collate distributed and disparate data sources
  • Analyze large data sets towards the goal of identifying anomalies (pattern detection) and variabilities in a measure of interest
  • Proof-of-concept application of ML methods and Neural Networks for a wide range of prescriptive/predictive applications
  • Develops software components in Python, Java and/or C/C++/Obj-C towards roll-out of a data automation system
  • Travel internationally to manufacturing sites – 30%


  • Minimum four years of solid hands-on experience applying machine learning techniques to build models integrated into Industrial applications. Additional experience with data visualization, data analytics and data mining.
  • Strong analytic problem solving skills, and an aptitude for learning systems quickly.
  • Strong software development skills with proficiency in Python (applied background in Hadoop, Spark, Hive, Cassandra, and knowledge of R is a plus).
  • Experience with image processing and using ML tools to identify patterns in images, specifically applied to industrial or manufacturing environments is a plus
  • Experienced user of machine learning and statistical-analysis libraries, such as GraphLab Create, scikit-learn, scipy, NetworkX, Spacy, and NLTK
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks, such as mxnet, Torch, Caffe, and TensorFlow
  • Strong working knowledge of ML algorithms including decision trees, probability networks, association rules, clustering, regression, and neural networks.
  • High level of autonomy and influence to unblock delivery of results (evaluate and solve difficult problems involving various teams ranging from data instrumentation to analytics tool development).
  • A proven track record for self study and self exploration into new tools and techniques
  • Ability to analyze existing database schema DDL/instance layout and determine impacts migrating to new target schema/instance environment.
  • Ability to explain and present analyses machine learning concepts to a broad technical audience.


  • Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in Data Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, Data Analytics and 3+ years of application in industry or academic fields


  • Bachelors, Master, or PhD in an Engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, other) plus self study of Machine Learning and Statistical toolsets and 5+ years of application in industry

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