Sr. Firmware Engineering Project Manager

Culver City, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200018793
Are you passionate about exceptional engineering? Will you help us design the next generation of Apple 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 collaborative role, you will lead build / release efforts between a variety of Apple engineering teams and external partners to develop state of the art technologies for world-renowned Apple products. The Accessories group is seeking a Firmware Build Manager to help drive collaboration between cross-functional engineering teams for embedded firmware development and coordination of features with OS teams. Projects include internally developed and co-developed products where we partner with external companies to create new and exciting accessories to enhance our customer experience.

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as an engineering program manager required
  • Minimum 3 years in consumer products as an engineering program manager
  • Understanding of development and manufacturing processes including test validation
  • Track record of shipping products and managing them through the entire product life cycle
  • History of handling business relationships with suppliers and partners
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers and travel to manufacturing sites
  • Strong background in software and hardware technologies
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse teams and interact, influence, collaborate, and negotiate effectively at all levels of management
  • Knowledgeable of one or more technologies: wireless, DSP, battery, connectivity, UX/UI, and embedded software


In this dynamic position, you will develop, manage, and drive the end-to-end execution of hardware and embedded firmware development programs throughout the product development lifecycle and delivery stages. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to changes. Strong communication and experience across and between a diversity of teams and team members is critical. The EPM will interact with all engineering design disciplines plus safety, reliability, marketing, manufacturing, and other resources inside and outside Apple to create exceptional accessories. • Ensure product requirements are clearly defined • Break down complex software/hardware issues into simple tasks • Develop and oversee comprehensive project plans • Identify and handle program cross-functional dependencies between teams • Communicate development achievements, project timelines and status updates and drive alignment across the organization and between teams • Coordinate with teams to identify issues, prioritize tasks and track risks to schedule and product quality • Drive factory readiness in support of hardware builds • Coordinate multiple validation plans across teams • Understand engineering issues and drive them to closure by bringing together key partners for decision-making • Manage and foster external partner relationships and communication • Grasp complex technical topics and abstract key issues and risks into an actionable form for executive management • Maintain an orientation toward teamwork and collaboration • Provide regular program status updates and communicate critical issues as needed to executive team

Education & Experience

• B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related disciplines. • M.S. is highly desired

Additional Requirements