Sr. Program Manager, AI/ML China

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Machine Learning and AI


Posted: Jun 7, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200066194
We are looking for a rock-star performer with knowledge and insightful visions with machine learning, exceptional organizational and cross-team collaboration skills. You have a consistent track record of successfully leading large, highly complex and dynamic, cross-functional programs. You're willing to wear any hat necessary​ and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. You have a solid background and rich experience in the program-managing hardware manufacturing process and quality assurance. You are well versed with the frontier of AI/ML technologies in China, and its applications in various industries and consumer products.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years in a technical product, program and/or project management role leading cross-functional teams in product development
  • 4+ years experience managing large, highly complex, and commercially successful hardware programs in design to engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance environment
  • Deep understanding of China user needs and market trends, and of the landscape of AI and machine learning technologies and areas of applications
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with proven creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Solid fundamentals in program management skills in understanding the business and users, planning features, managing and measuring execution, shipping products with post-launch follow-ups
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and verbal, to all levels of an organization
  • Great skills in cross-functional, multi-language based collaboration among hardware design and engineering, manufacturing, software integration, and quality assurance disciplines
  • Innate drive to improve how things work, with strong technical skills and a sharp eye for design, user experience, ​and quality control.
  • Insatiable curiosity, deep conviction, and the raw guts to ask questions and dig deep into technical areas
  • Leadership skills with a clear vision for the product, an understanding of key stakeholders interests, and the courage and ability to make hard decisions
  • Deep understanding of China user needs and market trends, and of the landscape of AI and machine learning technologies and areas of applications
  • Language fluency is a must for English, and highly expected for Mandarin Chinese


As part of the founding team, you will be heavily involved in the development of the strategy, roadmap, culture and the creation of the team. You will work with cross-functional leaders globally to ensure a healthy and efficient environment for the new team. You will be part of the leader group from ideation, planning development, execution, to delivery of results to significantly contribute to the success of Apple products and services, and features or services that are especially popular for users in China. In particular, you will be responsible for leading highly critical yet complex ML projects for hardware manufacturing quality control to achieve business goals of quality improvement and cost reduction.

Education & Experience

BS/MS/PhD CS/CE/EE or Equivalent

Additional Requirements