Sr. Firmware Engineering Program Manager

Culver City, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200060916
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 project management efforts between a variety of Apple engineering teams and external partners to build state of the art technologies for world-renowned products. The Beats group is seeking a senior engineering project manager to help drive collaboration between cross-functional engineering teams for hardware, embedded firmware development and coordination of features with OS teams. Projects that you would help to move forward include internally developed and co-developed audio products and accessories.

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 headphones, earphones and 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

- Bachelor or Masters degree in Engineering is preferred. - MBA and/or PMP certification preferred

Additional Requirements