Business Operations Lead

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Aug 12, 2019

Role Number: 200084560

At Apple, we work every day to create products that enrich people's lives. Our Advertising Platforms group makes it possible for people around the world to easily access informative and imaginative content on their devices while helping publishers and developers promote and monetize their work

Our technology and services power advertising in Apple News and Search Ads in App Store. Our platforms are highly-performant, deployed at scale, and setting new standards for enabling effective advertising while protecting user privacy

We are looking to hire an extraordinary individual to join our team. You will help drive the Ad Platform Ops and Enterprise Engineering team planning and financial processes. You are an energetic self-starter with excellent attention to detail and follow through

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent operational analysis and planning skills; superior data and quantitative analytical skills; previous experience in business planning/analysis
  • Innovative complex problem-solving skills and careful attention to detail
  • Proven excellence with Microsoft Excel, especially use of VLOOKUP and creation of pivot tables and charts. Solid familiarity with other Microsoft Office suite applications
  • Extraordinary success record in working across multiple organizations and multiple programs. Exceptional ability to influence across organizational boundaries
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal), presentation and facilitation skills - especially clear articulation of data-driven findings into business benefit/value
  • Experience presenting to senior management and building consensus
  • Ability to take the initiative to solve problems, and want to work in a creative and dynamic work environment


The primary role of the Business Operations Lead is to develop and lead the financial planning processes for hosting expense, contractor and software expense, and then to monitor the execution of these plans, while partnering closely with the Ad Platforms finance teams. In addition, the person will establish processes to ensure hosting capacity meets capacity utilization goals, partnering closely with Apple infrastructure teams and finance teams.

In performing this role, the Business Operations Lead is responsible for:
- Applying business acumen to understand what's important to hosting demand management and key priorities to deliver
- Partnering with Ad Platforms engineering leaders to balance short and long outcomes
- Taking initiative to learn, clarify information, close communication gaps, resolve issues, mitigate risks, and keep details running smoothly
- Communicating progress across organizational boundaries and levels from individual contributor to senior executive
- Helping drive annual and 3-year hosting plans, including forecasting 1stpart datacenter capacity needs and public cloud requirements
- Developing and implementing processes and tools to ensure accuracy of hardware forecast and footprint, and to monitor and improve hosting costs and utilization
- Providing project management on need-basis, for small to medium size projects

Education & Experience

Bachelor's and/or advanced degree; degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Business, is preferred but not required

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