System Engineering Program Manager - Beats Audio

Los Angeles, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200544150
Are you passionate about audio and exceptional engineering? Will you help us design the next generation of Beats audio products? Join us in developing creative solutions to deep engineering challenges. You will become an integral part of a team that champions engineering excellence, creativity and innovation. In this highly visible role, you will lead multi-functional collaboration with design, marketing and engineering teams to build world-class audio products. Apply today! We are seeking a senior engineering program manager responsible for engineering development projects within the Beats organization. Projects that you would help to move forward include Beats branded earphones, headphones and accessories.

Key Qualifications

  • Understanding of consumer electronics system architecture and at least 5 years project management experience in consumer electronics product development
  • Strong background in hardware and software technologies
  • 5-7 years of product development experience from early concept phases through production, with exposure to hardware, software, test and infrastructure across both development and manufacturing processes
  • Self motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities; flexible process perspective
  • Identifying critical technical questions and organizing teams to find efficient ways to get answers. Understanding the link between technical decisions for the system and customer experience, and communicating impacts clearly and concisely
  • Ability to lead multiple tasks and projects with rapid development cycles
  • History of leading business relationships with strategic partners and new product development with multi-functional engineering teams
  • Experience as primary point of contact with vendors and CM partners to establish objectives for engineering builds, daily build plans, and provide clear direction and guidance to meet the build and overall program objectives
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers and travel to manufacturing sites
  • Excellent negotiation, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to lead diverse teams and interact, influence, collaborate, and negotiate effectively at all levels of management


In this dynamic position, you will coordinate and drive early engagements on product architecture, feature definition and program execution. We are looking for someone who likes to work in a fast paced environment, who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to dynamic project needs. The EPM will interact with all engineering, design and development support disciplines both within Apple and our external program partners to create exceptional products. Support system definition and drive closure of architecture and technical opens in the early stages of a project. Establish and lead program feature baseline. Identify and highlight technical risk areas and mitigation strategies in partnership with multi-functional technology teams. Grasp complex technical topics and abstract key issues and risks in an actionable form to upper management. Lead and maintain full-view of system level programs serving as the single point of convergence across sub-systems. Create and maintain comprehensive program schedule including baseline, multi-functional dependencies and critical path. Lead development budgets and related activities such as purchase orders, change requests, invoicing etc. Drive key decisions with high level of risk and prioritization. Establish working multi-functional program plan. Identify and handle program multi-functional dependencies and support resolving issues between teams. Communicate development and feasibility needs, establishing milestones for checkpoints and status updates and drive alignment across the organization and between teams. Lead multi-functional teams including EE, PD, Software, Firmware and Operations through program milestones and engineering validation activities. Create comprehensive build plans and drive engineering builds with vendors and CM partners. Deliver regular executive communication/presentations and drive decision alignment across the organization. Identify and drive process efficiencies for new product development with multi-functional teams. Travel Requirements as needed to support engineering builds.

Education & Experience

B.S. in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science Engineering or related disciplines.

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits