Director AI/ML Annotation; APAC Region

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Machine Learning and AI


Role Number:200175334
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Would you like to contribute to the advancement of a product that is redefining human-computer interaction, and work with the people who build the intelligent assistant that helps hundreds of millions of people get things done - just by asking? Can you build high-performing teams and inspire the Apple vision of excellence? Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. The AI/ML team is passionate about technology with a focus on enriching the customer experience. We are seeking a collaborative Regional Leader who will oversee operations of the AI/ML Annotation team in the APAC Region. You will coach, mentor and guide a group of leaders to inspire quality, innovation and strong performance from their teams of language Annotation Analysts. You’ll use your analytical mentality, driving quality and performance to achieve organizational goals. If you are a smart, creative, engaging people leader who thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, passionate about quality and driving what matters, this is the job for you! This role can be based at our corporate site in Singapore or Yokohama.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years senior leadership experience leading all aspects of a large, worldwide organization in Operations or related field
  • Passion for AI/ML and Operations
  • Fluent in English
  • Global experience leading geographically dispersed teams
  • Strong quantitative and decision-making skills with ability to synthesize and distill large amounts of data into action plans
  • Proven success providing vision and strategy while leading and developing high-performance teams in a dynamic, global organization
  • Consistent track record of operational results
  • Strong decision making skills based upon mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, judgement and input from the team
  • Deep knowledge of data reporting and excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills, ability to clearly and concisely motivate frontline employees, managers and senior leaders
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, meticulous attention to detail and dedication to quality
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, to all levels of an organization
  • Innate capability to, directly and indirectly, lead large teams for success


The Regional Leader for our AI/ML Annotation team will lead teams at multiple sites in the APAC region for Apple. You will oversee policies and procedures and quality audits. You will collaborate with cross functional partners in the development of tools and reports to analyze and run the business, including workflow optimizations, workforce management, and volume predictions. You’ll report on status, achievements and goals to partners and leadership. You will mentor and inspire your teams to deliver innovative ideas, strong performance, and high quality results. You’ll determine staffing requirements, participate in interviewing, hiring and on boarding of new leaders. You will be responsible for overall team performance while developing leaders and achieving quality results. This position comes with competitive pay, great benefits, eligibility to participate in our company stock plan, time off, an employee discount, and dedicated resources to support your ongoing growth and career development.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, MBA preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Position will require travel and non-standard work hours including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to travel internationally when required
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment assessment and background check