iPhone System Architecture Engineering Program Manager

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200169410
Imaging what you could do here. At Apple, creative ideas have a way of becoming wonderful products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. As an Architecture Engineering Program Manager, you will be responsible for managing the product definition and development process for our product teams within iPhone System Engineering. In addition, you will utilize your Program / Project management skills and have significant responsibility for driving program schedules and resolving technical issues that enable on-time system delivery. This is an individual contributor role, helping manage the development process for Custom next generation Apple products. Role encompasses interfacing with Architecture & System design teams; driving full Product life cycle as well as managing vendors who deliver strategic solutions.

Key Qualifications

  • 7+ years of related technical background in Computer or Consumer Electronic Products preferred
  • Ideally 5+ years experience in Technical Program or Project Management, Systems Support, Customer Support
  • Strong technical knowledge of Systems and Electronics
  • Excellent data presentation, communication, organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience
  • Ability to rapidly understand new technologies
  • Ability to comprehend, communicate and manage complex design tradeoffs
  • Familiarity with computer architecture
  • Self-motivated and proactive with demonstrated creative and critical thinking capabilities
  • Remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity
  • Knowledge of product development and manufacturing processes
  • Understands and deals well with rapid development cycles


This role will be responsible for managing iPhone system product development from architecture to production. Enable large cross-functional teams and corresponding product integration. Orchestrate program dependencies into a schedule plan and direct its execution. Understand engineering issues and drive mitigation and closure. Manage prototype builds by working with internal operation teams and external vendors. Communicate status and escalations to management team. Offer multiple levels of status across a wide spectrum of individual contributors to executive management. Drive internal program process to guarantee high quality definition and design execution. Support high level milestone execution in a fast paced core technology design team. Interface and drive product issues within cross-functional teams: Design, Verification, Validation, Technology, System Hardware and Software Focus design teams on meeting near term milestones and unblocking technical issues by pulling together the right cross-functional technical expert(s) to resolve the issues with data based decision making. Attend and drive technical sessions with suppliers/design partners to track & follow up issues/escalations. Disciplined issue reporting, bug tracking, and communication of program risks & status

Education & Experience

MS or BS Degree in technical discipline, MBA preferred

Additional Requirements