AIML - Sr Engineering Program Manager, Search



Seattle, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2024


Role Number:200542704
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 Apple AIML org is building groundbreaking technology, and we are looking for people like you! Apple offers a collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and innovation. Every new product, service, or feature we invent is the result of people working together to make each other's ideas stronger. That happens here because every one of us strives toward a common goal - crafting the best customer experiences. We’re looking for an outstanding Engineering Program Manager who will work closely with modeling, data-science, and engineering teams to develop innovative machine learned solutions which power search-based experiences across the Apple software landscape. This individual needs a solid track record building and maintaining complex software and machine learning pipelines, platforms, tools and processes that deliver end-to-end experiences that delight customers.


- Build and run project timelines with clear dependencies, critical path and systematic methodology to communicate status. Handle risks and mitigations, and re-plan as events warrant. Drive alignment across the organization and between teams - Work across research and engineering teams to develop state-of-the-art machine learning solutions - Coordinate and drive end-to-end projects from opportunity analyses, feature definition, and program execution. - Provide clear, timely and objective communication, including regular program status updates and critical issues as needed to executive team - Coordinate discussions and break down complex issues into discussion topics to drive engineering and design alignment with support from project team, maintaining an orientation toward teamwork and collaboration - Create and manage project timelines with clear dependencies, critical path and systematic methodology to communicate status. Manage risks and mitigations, and re- plan as events warrant. Drive alignment across the organization and between teams - Drive on time delivery and deployment, identifying development and feasibility needs, establishing achievements for checkpoints and status updates - 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

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 8+ 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+)
  • 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
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, presentation and influence

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS/MS in EE/CS/CE or equivalent

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.