Program Manager, AMP Metadata Operations

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Not Available


Posted: Oct 17, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114412657
The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it Apple Media Products (AMP) includes all of the teams who work on Apple Music, Apple TV, Apple Books, Apple News, Podcasts, the App Store, and more. Metadata is at the heart of AMP, powering key aspects of the customer experience including UI, search, and Siri. Metadata Operations is responsible for ensuring world-class quality and discoverability of AMP metadata and we are looking for a skilled and passionate Program Manager to join our team. As a Program Manager, you will play a central role in delivering new metadata-driven features that will improve the customer experience across all AMP products with a focus on search and discoverability. You will partner closely with the business and engineering teams to define initial requirements, produce specifications, and drive new features to completion. You will be required to understand the inner-workings of our products and guide programs that are critical to AMP's long-term strategy to successful launches. We're growing and urge you to apply. We Believe the role would place you in a highly-energized environment with some of the most talented creative individuals in the industry where you would be inspired to share your years of experience along with providing extraordinary support for the team.

Key Qualifications

  • Do you have 5+ years experience in the digital media or technology industry?
  • Project or program management experience including working cross-functionally and leading large requirements gathering or status review meetings
  • You will have a strong combination of technical knowledge, communication, and organizational skills
  • You will have a strong understanding of large-scale content management systems and data modeling
  • Do you have an expert understanding of the digital music space and the challenges inherent to music metadata?
  • Experience writing clear and comprehensive documentation for both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience running multiple ongoing projects in a very dynamic environment
  • Expertise with SQL
  • Python for data science a plus
  • Hadoop and Spark experience a plus


You will be responsible for managing the full lifecycle of new metadata features for the Metadata Operations team, including: DEFINING INITIAL REQUIREMENTS AND SCOPE You'll bring together the right teams to succeed Identifying and engaging with strategic partners that can help us achieve our goals Documenting and implementing any required business process changes Estimating project resource needs based on expert judgment and analysis Determining required reporting and analysis to measure program success over time Executing the project and regularly reporting status You will work collaboratively within the organization and cross functionally with AMP engineering, engineering project management, editorial, and Siri. You will also work externally with software development vendors and strategic data partners. Very strong cross-functional communication, presentation, and influencing skills are essential for success in this role. You will be required to work with all types of people, understand what they care about, and know how to effectively engage them in what you are trying to accomplish. We're a team with a passion for all things media. We focus on getting the big ideas right, but our love is in the details. We have a keen eye for finding the right path forward despite haziness or uncertainty. We love to learn and solve complex problems, and we're always asking why and why not in the pursuit of excellence. Does this sound like you? If so, we'd love to hear from you.

Education & Experience

BA and 5+ years experience in the digital media or technology industry

Additional Requirements