Engineering Project Manager - Audio products

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200181254
At Apple we believe our products begin with our people. By hiring a diverse team, we drive creative thought. By giving that team everything they need, we drive innovation. By hiring incredible engineers, we drive precision. And through our collaborative process, we build memorable experiences for our customers. These elements come together to make Apple an amazing environment for motivated people to do the greatest work of their lives. You will become part of a hands-on development team that sets the standard in cultivating excellence, creativity and innovation.Â

Key Qualifications

  • In general, EPMs need to be:
  • - curious - want to know all the details and not afraid to ask questions
  • - smart - good engineering sense, quick turnaround, staying firm in front of ambiguityÂ
  • - flexible - good at adapting to changes on the fly, assembling recovery plans, looping in the extended team for agreement,Â
  • - great communicators - clear, efficient, and consistent
  • organized to successfully track multiple open items running in parallel and with priority
  • - leaders - running things at the factory
  • You will able to prioritize issues and track the details as well as be in touch with the big picture issues. EPMs must be fearless organizers who are ready to work with the highly skilled hardware, software, mechanical design and industrial design teams to identify and resolve potential risks to the schedule and risks to the quality of the product. Success is defined in terms of the quality and timeliness of the pre-production builds and the start of mass production. EPMs need to have a strong understanding of development and manufacturing processes - from part design to circuit board manufacturing to production line bring-up.Â
  • You will interact with all engineering design disciplines plus safety, reliability, marketing, packaging, manufacturing, component engineering, and other resources inside and outside Apple
  • Required Experience:
  • Strong English-language and Chinese-language skills are required
  • 5+ years in consumer products and/or other product development
  • 2+ years of project management experience
  • Strong technical background, audio products experience would be a bonus
  • Strong track record of shipping products and managing them through the entire product life cycle
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers and travel to manufacturing sites
  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Some international travel (to Cupertino) is required, approximately 10%. Extensive travel within China.


Managing project schedules Maintaining communication within product development team. Cross-functional organization, communication, and management Run build daily meetings and documenting action items and progress Identify, track critical build issue and mitigations Travel to support engineering builds, including managing pre- and post- build activities, and ensuring daily status communications get sent back to the Cupertino team Work with and coach suppliers on Apple project management expectations and requirements Reporting and presenting to senior management on project status and schedules

Education & Experience

BS ME/EE/CE degree or equivalent

Additional Requirements