Apple Maps is the most popular mapping application on iOS. We offer an incredible, connected experience across the Apple ecosystem iOS, macOS, Apple Watch, tvOS, CarPlay and are delivering the future of maps to hundreds of millions of customers. We are passionate about creating excellent user experiences, making complex things simple and usable, and building a product that will make an impact around the world. We work hard and have fun doing it, put partnership above individual glory, and place high value on the relationships we build with our teams. The Experience Programs team builds the features our customers interact with. If you've ever searched for a restaurant, explored a transit route, received driving directions or visited a city in FlyOver, you've seen our work. We are seeking a terrific people manager to lead our Search & Discover Program Management team. Program Managers at Maps deliver the right feature at the right time. It's a hands-on, cross-functional, highly-engaged job. No tourists. A good PM is the beating heart of their team. For this role, we're looking for a manager who delivers great work by investing in great people. Someone who can recruit, retain and grow their PMs. Someone who understands the details, but stays focused on the bigger picture. Someone who knows how to drive accountability. And someone who ensures that the right work is being delivered by the right people, all the time. This position will be responsible for the Search & Discover program portfolio. You'll define and staff a roadmap. You'll ensure your people have the right context to be successful. You'll work with other teams throughout Maps and across Apple. And you'll ship. A lot.
8+ years of Program Management experience with consumer-facing products. 4+ years of experience managing Program or Product managers Hands-on experience defining, building and delivering Internet services Hands-on experience using experimentation and data to drive product improvements (A/B testing, analysis, statistics) Proven ability to amplify the effectiveness and abilities of your colleagues and directs Clear ability to develop strong, encouraging relationships with partner teams (engineering, design, evaluation, etc) Clear ability to understand and manage highly technical, complex systems Experience working in a dynamic, execution-driven environment Extraordinary leadership, communication, and organizational skills Experience building search products and technologies Mapping or GIS background a serious plus International product development experience a plus
The Search & Discover team helps customers explore their world. Searching for an address?
Trying to find a gas station along your drive? Browsing for a coffee shop downtown? Sharing a location with a friend?
That's us. As the manager of the Search & Discover Program Management team, you will be responsible for a broad portfolio and the success of your people. Specifically, you will:
Manage, coach and strengthen a team of hardworking Program Managers
Define, develop and deliver features that enhance the Search & Discover customer experience
Work through your people to figure out requirements, scope work, develop plans, generate schedules, execute, and ship
Work cross-functionally across Maps and Apple to use the collective skills and intelligence of our people
Make critical decisions and trade-offs to ensure your team and projects are successful
Resolve conflicts, troubleshoot, and unblock issues
Communicate with every level of our organization, from individual contributors to executives
Demonstrate high integrity and strong values, every single day