Apple Media Products Engineering- Program Manager, Apple Books

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200202286
The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple’s long-held passion for combining art and technology. These are the people who power the App Store, Apple TV, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Apple Books. And they do it on a massive scale, meeting Apple’s high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries. Apple Media Products Program Managers partner with engineers who build secure, end-to-end solutions. Thanks to Apple’s unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers and Program Managers partner to get behind a single unified vision. That vision always includes a deep commitment to strengthening Apple’s privacy policy, one of Apple’s core values. Although services are a bigger part of Apple’s business than ever before, these teams remain small, nimble, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of program or technical project/program management experience in software development
  • Passion for working on products related to books and audiobooks across multiple platforms (iOS, watchOS, macOS, tvOS)
  • Excellent organization skills, acute attention to detail, ability to balance multiple tasks in a constantly evolving environment
  • An extraordinary communicator to all levels of the organization with a knack for encouraging positive relationships
  • Naturally accountable, responsible and self-motivated.
  • Strong facilitation skills (requirements gathering, design reviews, cross-functional stakeholder meetings, reporting status and schedules).
  • Strong technical proficiency. Bonus points for past programming experience


We are looking for an Engineering Program Manager to drive initiatives related to Apple Books, building features for our customers and partners. In this role you will: -- Drive & oversee all aspects of multiple concurrent projects & features, including scope, requirements, timelines, resource allocation & reporting. -- Define business and functional requirements for Books features (often writing them yourself). -- Define user workflows, taking into account multiple teams and their differing work styles. -- Identify multiple projects that can be re-scoped against each other to maximize resources and time.  -- Own overall cross-functional schedules, which may impact multiple engineering teams, including client, server, tools, reporting and others. -- Collaborate with IS&T, Legal, Finance, Design, Ops, Editorial, QA and other organizations inside Apple to deliver Books features. -- Take a role in improving how features are built and executed in the AMP ecosystem.

Education & Experience

BA/BS or equivalent experience. MBA a plus.

Additional Requirements