Siri - Sr. Program Manager, Siri Search Web Crawler

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


Role Number: 200091531
The Siri Search team is creating groundbreaking technology for knowledge graphing and algorithmic search using machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence to power search on Siri, Safari, Spotlight, News App, Messages App and Lookup clients across all markets. We are looking for a highly motivated, and technically adept, engineering program manager to help us lead efforts in Web Crawling which is critical for user experience across key search domains. In this role, you will work with engineers from Web Crawling team as well as dependency teams within Siri organization. In addition, you will also partner with teams across Apple to lead technology collaboration in Web crawling area to improve various products on Apple devices to benefit over 1 billion ​users. The environment is fast-paced, requiring the ability to work autonomously and to manage aggressive delivery schedules.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience managing software engineering projects
  • Clear and compelling communication skills
  • Self-sufficient working with ambiguities and great with prioritization as guided by the product needs
  • Experience and/or a keen interest in Web Search technologies
  • Capability to work across a large number of teams to enforce process and efficient outcomes in a data-driven environment
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities required to forge a path to success
  • Ability to, directly and indirectly, lead large teams for success


- Define and lead the roadmap for Siri Web Crawler features and quality improvements, identify improvement opportunities and proactively manage the backlog of investments - Proactively understand use cases and requirements from partners on leveraging Siri Web Crawler and translate them into actionable deliverables for Siri Web Crawler team - Drive execution of key investments in Siri Web Crawler with a mindset of engineering excellence to satisfy product needs across Apple - Manage customer support processes and Webmaster engagements - Effectively help unblock the team to ensure key objectives are met on time and with excellent quality - Keep teams focused on the right priorities to meet aggressive deadlines - Clearly communicate project progress to key stakeholders​, partner teams and executive team

Education & Experience

BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or related engineering degrees

Additional Requirements

  • Past programming experience within a workplace or academic environment