Siri Senior Ontologist

Apple   •  

Santa Clara, CA

Industry: Business Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 393 days ago

Siri Senior Ontologist

  • Job Number: 112931078
  • Santa Clara Valley, California, United States
  • Posted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The Siri Search team is creating groundbreaking technology for algorithmic search, machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence. The features we create are redefining how hundreds of millions of people use their computers and mobile devices to search and find what they are looking for. As a Senior Ontologist, you will have the opportunity to directly and significantly impact Siri's universal search engine by designing and building strategies and standards for Siri's Knowledge Graph.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience with building taxonomies, data classification or creating metadata schemas
  • Proven taxonomy design judgement with the ability to translate business use cases into sound taxonomy design
  • Great track record of working with engineering and product teams
  • A deep curiosity and fundamental knowledge about natural language understanding, representation and data management
  • Familiarity with Python, SQL, or other equivalent programming languages


* Develop ontologies, data models and standards to define and organize Siri's knowledge * Own requirements related to ontology tools, metrics and process improvements * Advise engineers and product managers on taxonomy and metadata solutions to aid with Siri search * Represent and advocate for Apple ontology needs in open-source ontology projects.