Apple Media Products -Engineering Program Manager

    • Cupertino, CA


Posted: Jun 19, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200161033

The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple's long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple's high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. Apple Media Products Program Managers partner with engineers who build secure, end-to-end solutions. Thanks to Apple's unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers and Program Managers partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple's privacy policy, one of Apple's core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple's business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of program or project management in software, preferably in media ecosystems
  • Solid understanding of the software development cycle
  • Superior scheduling capability with overlapping deliverables
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • A clear track record of making a difference in the programs you drive
  • Self-starting, self-motivated, and self-directed - ability to execute on high-level strategy with minimal guidance
  • Strong facilitation skills (driving key partnerships, providing meaningful program trajectory updates, progress and status meetings, etc.)
  • Ability to anticipate critical program needs and provide solutions quickly


Apple is seeking a Senior Program Manager for the HomePod Release Program Management team. This role is focused on driving meaningful aspects of HomePod software releases. You will need to have hands-on experience managing key aspects of software releases. You will develop tools and processes to gain efficiencies in the overall OS lifecycle. Be ready to make something great when you come here. Dynamic, inspiring people and innovative, industry-defining technologies are the norm at Apple. The people who work here have reinvented and defined entire industries with our products and services. The same passion for innovation also applies to our business practices - strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. -- Drive and ship very cross-functional releases, end to end. -- Oversee large-scale lifecycle management of operating systems: Run program-level bug reviews through critical release junctures Provide arbitration over critical decisions impacting timeliness of releases Work with a variety of stakeholders: Engineering, PM, QA, Design, Marketing, Product, Legal, Privacy, et al. Enable effective approaches of software live-on and beta testing *Maintain focus on bug volume targets, trajectory, and intervention needed per release -- Define, gather, and own KPIs for product-level success -- Take a role in improving how software releases and projects are run and executed on the team. This is a full time position, located at our Cupertino, California headquarters.

Education & Experience

Prefer a BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, similar technical field, or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

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