University Engagement Initiatives Program Manager

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Role Number:200130254
Apple’s Exploratory Design group is seeking an enthusiastic program manager with background in electrical or computer engineering to join a team of highly innovative scientists and engineers and have a strong impact on Apple Hardware Technologies targeted University Engagement initiatives. The ideal candidate would be self-driven with initiative. He or she must have multi-disciplinary skills with a focus in collaboration, relationship building, and technical background problem formulation and solving across a broad set of technologies.

Key Qualifications

  • Typically requires 3 to 5+ years of technical experience, and at least 2+ years of program management experience. Individuals with more experience, can tackle additional responsibilities.
  • Experience with research and university level technical curriculum.
  • Technical background (e.g. silicon chip engineering; hardware modules/systems; machine learning and data analytics a plus) with first-hand knowledge of any of these specialties to understand systems and technologies and communicate effectively on internal and university projects.
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles; remains flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty.
  • Proactive and dedicated with proven creative and critical thinking capabilities.
  • Outstanding written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to filter and distill meaningful information for the right audience and is data driven.
  • Phenomenal leadership skills and ability to encourage team members
  • Teamwork: you are able to fit in well with a team, understand capabilities and priorities while fostering a reciprocal environment.
  • Limited domestic and international travel required.


• Drive multi-functional teams including university relations, silicon/module/system engineering, legal, finance, strategic deals, and University administration/faculty/students to deliver creative solutions/engagements. • Define the program plan/schedule and run program execution • Deliver executive communication/presentations and drive the decision-making process. • Ensure tight inter-team coordination and communication. • Effectively and consistently communicate overall program status. • Identify and resolve conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and deftly. • Improve the system: look for patterns, offer validated methodologies and implement change.

Education & Experience

PhD, MS or BS degree in technical discipline

Additional Requirements