Sr. Engineering Project Manager - Software and Ecosystem

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200170987
Are you passionate about outstanding 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 establish and manage relationships with external strategic partners and drive collaborative discussion between engineering and design teams in support of several new product areas. Projects that you would help to move forward include audio products, accessories and ecosystem infrastructure.

Key Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of experience in product development from early concept phases through production, with exposure to hardware, software and ecosystem infrastructure development process
  • 5 years project management experience in consumer product development
  • History of balancing business relationships with strategic partners and cross-functional engineering teams
  • Strong background in hardware and software technologies and experience with ecosystem infrastructure development and integration
  • Understanding of development and manufacturing processes including test validation
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers and travel to manufacturing sites
  • 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 coordinate and drive early engagements on product architecture, feature definition and program execution. We are looking for someone who is flexible and can respond quickly, energetically, and enthusiastically to dynamic project needs. The EPM will interact with all engineering and design fields in addition to other cross-functional resources inside and outside Apple to create exceptional products. - Establish strategic relationships and represent the Beats organization with partners both inside and outside of Apple - Collaborate with Design, Engineering, QA, Legal, Security, Privacy, Business Operations and other organizations - Coordinate architecture discussions and break down complex software/hardware/infrastructure issues into discussion topics to drive engineering and design alignment with support from project team - Identify and handle program cross-functional dependencies between teams - Help define and implement software privacy, security, open source compliance and build / release processes - Communicate development and feasibility needs, establishing achievements for checkpoints 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 - 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