Apple Media Products - Release Manager

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Jan 8, 2021

Role Number:200214827

The Apple Media Products Engineering team is one of the most exciting examples of Apple's long-held passion for combining art and t...Summary


Posted: Jan 8, 2021

Role Number:200214827

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.

These engineers build secure, end-to-end solutions. They develop the custom software used to process all the creative work, the tools that providers use to deliver that media, all the server-side systems, and the APIs for many Apple services.

Thanks to Apple's unique integration of hardware, software, and services, engineers here 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, forward-thinking, and cross-functional, offering greater exposure to the array of opportunities here.

This role is a mixture of hands-on SRE work and Process Management work, requiring a high level of commitment to ensuring smooth operations for the Apple Media Products Engineering team.

Key Qualifications

  • - 5+years of experience successfully managing change in a dynamic, complex work environment.
  • - Experience crafting multi-phased release plans, driving consensus across multiple stakeholders.
  • - Strong workflow and process oriented mentality, with a bias towards automation.
  • - Capable of working under pressure and tight deadlines to solve critical issues.
  • - One or more scripting language experience, such as Bash, Perl or Python, a plus.
  • - Experience building data-driven reports to help enforce service level objectives.
  • - Experience working within a SOA / microservices environment.
  • - Strong understanding of Kubernetes concepts and their impact on a release pipeline.
  • - Experience collaborating with other team members in multiple teams diagnosing and debugging complex systems, and participating in investigating build, deployment and operational issues
  • - Strong oral and written communicator, with good interpersonal skills; able to forge trusting relationships within a diverse team and across organizations.


- Management of the AMP release calendar, including code freezes and special events.
- Build and maintain release checklists, providing documentation and cross-training for stakeholders.
- Management of pre-release tasks, such as scheduling, announcements, and resource allocation.
- Identify and communicate risks which could affect the release scope, schedule, and quality.
- Measure and supervise progress to ensure releases are delivered on time and that they meet or exceed expectations
- Execution of release day activities, coordinating handoffs between engineering, QA and SRE.
- Management of post-release tasks, collating reporting, preparing postmortems, and following up on incidents.
- Identify processes for automation and ensure automation is implemented with a focus on efficiency.
- Work flexible hours to support releases and environment refreshes for teams across the globe.

Education & Experience

BS/MS in Computer Science or Equivalent and 5+years of experience

Additional Requirements

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