The launch of Siri was a defining moment in the history of Artificial Intelligence. Hundreds of millions of people now use Siri to send a message, play their favourite song or even take a selfie.

Now imagine what you could do here at Apple?

At Apple we’re driving a new revolution in the way people and machines interact. We are looking for a creative Senior Applied Scientist to own the development of new algorithms for implementing conversational dialogue with the overall goal of making Siri more intelligent.


Working as part of an extraordinary team, including world renowned academics, top software engineers and expert machine learning practitioners, we are passionate about applying groundbreaking techniques to conversational dialogue.
Siri processes more than a billion requests every week, so you will enjoy implementing machine learning at scale and you’ll take on all the complexities involved in taking research work through to production.

You will love the state of the art resources at Apple. Huge compute grids, top-quality machine learning tools, and large quantities of data will help you improve user facing features.

Day to day you will be leading the development of new NLP components and prototyping solutions within the Siri system. You will provide technical leadership as well as direct hands-on contributions to model design, evaluation and reporting of scientific results. If you are interested in taking on line management responsibilities, there will be opportunities to do so. However you contribute, our goal is to make a real difference to the lives of Siri users.

There are many difficult problems for us to solve, so we’re keen to take on new ideas and ways of thinking.

If this is you, we’d love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

PhD in Machine Learning or a related topic (or equivalent practical experience)




NLP applications and/or conversational dialogue systems
Machine learning fundamentals
Software engineering skills
Large-scale machine learned systems
Publications in top-tier NLP and/or machine-learning conferences
Leading projects and/or building research agendas
Experience in mentoring junior colleagues

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Ph. D.

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About Apple

Apple reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, defined the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad and has announced Apple Watch, its most personal device ever. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store, continues the rapid pace of innovation of mobile software with iOS and integrated services including Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world with OS X, and free iOS and OS X apps like iWork and iMovie.

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