In a mobile world, knowledge of the physical world around you is key. People rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about their environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications.
Apple Maps is looking for a great Senior Program Manager.
Program Managers on Maps are responsible for shipping new products. We're looking for people with proven track records of shipping complex, integrated, cross-functional products with super high quality standards. Maps program managers are engaged with all aspects of the software development process from requirements analysis & architectural design to software engineering development, QA, and deployment readiness. Bonus points for new product introductions.
This is not a task-based job; you will be responsible for successful outcomes and delivery. Strong fundamentals are a must, but you have more. You take responsibility; you feel a personal stake in the product you ship; you communicate responsibilities and scope clearly; you value integrity; you manage conflict; you need to know how things work; you work for your own success and the success of the entire team; you thrive in ambiguity and strive to bring clarity to it; you have deep wisdom and judgement; you keep your eye on the ball; you ask why; you build strong relationships; you are aware of politics but do not get mired in them; you are constantly looking to improve yourself and your team; you're prescient; and you ship code which millions of customers will use.
- At least 5 years of program management or technical product management in software development.
- A clear track record of making a difference in the projects you drive.
- Naturally accountable and responsible.
- Self-starting, self-motivated, self-directed, and self-sufficient.
- Outstanding communication and presentation skills (written and verbal) to all levels of an organization.
- Strong facilitation skills (requirements sessions, design meetings, progress and status meetings).
- Strong technical proficiency. Bonus points for past programming experience.
- BS or equivalent; CS degree preferred.
Program Managers work with a broad set of teams to define new products and drive successful delivery. The ideal candidate will act as a partner with many teams, driving clarity and judgement on what’s best for the project, the Maps group, and for Apple. An understanding of new technology as it comes together, and the ability to track and facilitate cross functional tasks and dependencies is essential. Maps is complex, so you will be expected not only to readily understand complicated systems and their interdependencies, but also to evaluate the effects of new asks and new information on those systems.
Drive and ship all aspects of large, cross-functional projects and program areas. Oversee all aspects of multiple concurrent features including scope, requirements, timelines, and resource allocation. Define business, functional, and reporting requirements. Take a role in improving how products are built and executed on Maps. Collaborate broadly with internal Apple groups as necessary: IS&T, Legal, Operations, Finance, and other organizations both inside and outside of Apple to deliver an outstanding product.
BS or equivalent; CS degree preferred.