Senior Privacy Engineer - Generative AI & Privacy Technologies



Software Engineering, Data Science
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200549288
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple delivers great features and great privacy to our users. The Privacy Engineering team works with teams all across the company to make sure that products and services protect user privacy by designing architectures that reduce the exposure of user data at all levels of the technology stack. We are looking for an outstanding candidate to become a member of the Apple User Privacy Team.


We are seeking an experienced engineer to provide privacy guidance to teams across Apple working on machine learning and generative AI infrastructure. This includes feature reviews and the design of new, privacy preserving data collection methodologies to enable the evaluation of AI systems. It also includes guiding the roadmap of privacy technologies at Apple like differential privacy and private federated learning. In this role you will: - Review features to identify privacy exposures and partner with teams to design mitigations. - Audit new products to identify bugs in development, and review customer data collected by engineering teams to drive decisions for privacy impact. - Communicate privacy risks and potential mitigations to senior leadership to drive decisions. - Guide the development of data collection systems that enable training and evaluation of generative AI systems while preserving privacy. - Partner with cryptographers and technical experts in SWE and AIML to develop our roadmap for privacy technologies, and provide guidance to engineers and leaders on the right privacy technology to use when developing new features. Successful candidates will need to have superb communication skills and a passion for protecting privacy. Creative problem solving, analytical, and deductive reasoning skills are critical for this position. You will be working on multiple unrelated systems each week, so the ability to learn quickly and an excitement for new things is a must.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Passion for customer privacy
  • Strong collaboration, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to learn and research new technologies rapidly, assess privacy exposures, and suggest mitigations
  • Ability to analyze systems’ architectures for privacy impact
  • Ability to solve complex problems independently
  • Experience with foundation models, including training and evaluation
  • Experience with differential privacy or private federated learning
  • Programming experience

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BSCS or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • 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.