Audio Products, Product Design EPM

Cupertino, California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200553059
At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish! We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to join our growing team. As a Product Design Engineering Program Manager you will be responsible for the technical management of the development and implementation process for the mechanical components of one of our Audio Product Design teams. In this role you will drive the day-to-day activities to meet key program objectives focusing on engineering, development planning and validation cycles. This involves engaging with cross functional teams to balance competing objectives and meet aggressive deliverable timelines.


- Support product definition and drive closure of architecture and technical opens in early stages of a project - Establish and manage program feature baseline, scheduling, budget, critical paths, and technology risk areas for execution through final delivery of the product - Identify and highlight technical risk areas and mitigation strategies in partnership with impacted teams to help drive them to closure - Enable the development effort by creating and monitoring an efficient, streamlined process - Drive drawing releases and tooling kickoff with PD Engineering and the vendors to meet aggressive schedules - Plan and execute prototype builds by directing OEM partners - Lead cross functional communication between project teams and external vendors - Drive day-to-day activities to meet overall project objectives including calling and running meetings among engineering stakeholders - Offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to executive management via written and verbal communication

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS ME/EE degree or equivalent

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience leading program management or mechanical engineering design of product development
  • Excellent communication, organizational, presentation and leadership skills
  • Self motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Deep understanding of rapid development cycles; remains flexible when faced with uncertainty and changes in direction
  • Knowledge of product development processes as well as an understanding of manufacturing processes, mechanical engineering fundamentals; prior experience with metal stamping, forging, machining (CNC), die casting, plastic injection and metal injection molding (MIM) is highly desirable
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to effectively manage complex design strategies
  • Participated in delivering products comprised of multiple materials and high esthetic quality
  • Experience interfacing with cross functional teams including Mechanical Engineering and Design, Manufacturing, Systems Engineering, Reliability, Operations, and Marketing
  • Embraces ambiguous situations and drives closure

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

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