Manager, Video Tools

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Posted: Nov 9, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114325232
Apple Media Products is seeking a Manager for this exciting and fast-paced development organization. With customers in 155 countries, we lead a fast-growing marketplace and set of services for apps, music, TV & movies, books, podcasts, and more. You will manage a team of Program Managers focused on the development of our iTunes TV & Movies and TV App Editorial Tools. These tools help our Editors, Designers, Localization, Production, and Operations teams, among others, to craft rich experiences for our customers in all of our services across the world. 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. You should join the Apple Media Products team if you want to help deliver the next amazing Apple product. You are responsible for shipping new features in our video tools, integrating them into our Editorial & Production Workflows and leading a team at Apple. You will be tasked with maintaining the video tools roadmap and aligning priorities with our key stakeholders. Strong fundamentals are a basis, but you have more. You take responsibility; you feel a personal stake in the product you ship; you communicate responsibilities clearly; you value integrity; you handle conflict; you know how things work; you work for the success of the entire PM team; you thrive in uncertainty and strive to bring order to it; you have deep wisdom and judgement; you keep your eye on the ball; you form 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.

Key Qualifications

  • 8+ years of program, project, or product management in software development with at least 3 years of management experience.
  • A clear track record of making a difference in the projects you drive.
  • You have excellent judgment and integrity with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Self-starting, self-motivated, focused, and self-sufficient.
  • Extraordinary communication, leadership 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 in software architecture and development.
  • Thorough understanding of macOS and iOS is helpful. Bonus points for past programming experience.


By joining our team, you will: - Drive and ship all aspects of large, cross-functional projects and feature areas. - Oversee multiple concurrent projects including scope, requirements, timelines, and resource allocation. - Identify and communicate innovative ideas to foster partnerships - Establish a team - attracting, hiring, retaining, motivating the best program managers - Are you deeply accountable for your work? Your passion for product ownership and track record of product development will prove critical to your success on our team. - Own overall cross-functional project timeline, including development within the Apple Media Products team and other Apple groups (OS teams, device teams, other business teams), and backend reporting systems. - Collaborate with IS&T, Legal, Finance, operations and other organizations both inside and outside of Apple to develop solutions for partnerships, promotions and other new business.

Education & Experience

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

Additional Requirements