Ai/ml - Sr Technical Program Manager, Search

2 weeks agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Oct 8, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200181869

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Do you love taking on challenges that create a positive impact? Are you passionate about empowering many ground-breaking intelligent experiences to be made? The Siri Assistant team is building groundbreaking technology... and we are looking for people like you! We're looking for a strong Technical Program Manager with a proven track record of building and maintaining complex software platforms, tools and processes that deliver new end-to-end experiences that delight customers. The TPM will lead projects in search quality to serve our over 1 billion customers. You will work with world level deep learning and AI engineers applying innovative machine learning and data science technologies to solve challenges on search relevance, both on-device and server side.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in driving large scale program building machine learning powered products
  • Excellent program management skills including program structuring and managing multiple work streams interdependently
  • Have personally orchestrated the delivery of multiple significant client/server software products requiring large organizations (100+) to execute
  • Strong analytical skills and a curiosity to peel the onion to discover opportunities for impact and better user experience
  • Capability to work across a large number of teams to enforce process and efficient outcomes in a data-driven environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities required to forge a path to success
  • Proficiency in Agile, SDLC development processes
  • Strong leadership skills, including coaching, team-building, conflict resolution and management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, presentation and influence
  • Ability to independently draft and present deliverables, recommendations and communication strategies


- Build and manage project schedules with clear dependencies, critical path and detailed methodology to communicate status. Manage risks and mitigations, and re- plan as events warrant. Drive alignment across the organization and between teams - Coordinate discussions and break down sophisticated issues into discussion topics to drive engineering and design alignment with support from project team, maintaining an orientation toward teamwork and collaboration - Keep teams on critical path to accomplish quarterly goals on search quality hill climbing - Proactively identify issues and solutions, and marshal resources vital to attack and resolve. Coordinate with teams to identify issues, prioritize tasks and track risks to schedule and product quality, including cross-functional dependencies - Provide clear, timely and objective communication, including regular program status updates and critical issues as needed to executive team - Drive privacy approvals needed for search quality improvement initiatives - Collaborate with other Apple teams to promote cross-team technology sharing

Education & Experience

Bachelors or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200181869