Director, HomePod Software

Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Job Code
    200270200
Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 27, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200270200

Apple is searching for a leader to conceive, investigate and develop exciting new technologies, features and ex...Summary

Summary

Posted: Jul 27, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200270200

Apple is searching for a leader to conceive, investigate and develop exciting new technologies, features and experiences for HomePod and future products. Alongside partner teams across the company, you'll help create the customer experience for HomePod and related initiatives in Home Platforms.

The product engineering organization you will join is one of the most exciting examples of Apple's long-held passion for combining art and technology. We fuse hardware, software and services for a seamless and delightful customer experience. We do this at global scale, meeting Apple's high expectations with high performance to deliver a huge variety of entertainment and home intelligence in over 35 languages to more than 150 countries.

The people who work at Apple have reinvented and defined entire industries with the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, AirPods, HomePod and Accessories. We have done the same with Apple Music and iTunes, Apple TV+, the App Store, Apple Pay, Apple Maps, Apple News, Siri, iMessage, FaceTime, Health, Fitness and other software and services.

We believe privacy is a fundamental human right, and this belief is incorporated into everything we build. The same passion for innovation and customer wellbeing that goes into our products also applies to our practices as a company - strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. You should join us to help deliver the next amazing Apple product.

Key Qualifications

  • We're an engineering organization that partners closely with designers to build intuitive and enriching user experiences. The interview process will gauge your dedication to delivering products that always serve the best interest of the customer.
  • Leading this team requires proactive collaboration and networking across Apple's multidisciplinary connective tissue with high emotional intelligence. Your comfort managing complex cross-functional relationships and establishing strong partnerships with colleagues who may have different goals than you do will be a key driver of success.
  • We value your experience in developing roadmaps and long-term strategies for consumer products at global scale. We also expect you to review designs and code, providing actionable feedback to your team. You must have a keen attention to detail as you engage with individual contributors and leaders throughout every level of your team and partner teams.
  • You will showcase your ability to break down high-level feature requests and work through complex software and hardware integration challenges to architect practical solutions.
  • 10+ years management experience in software engineering demonstrating these stated qualifications is desirable. Ideally you have led large SW engineering teams as a Director or above for a company developing amazing consumer software at scale.

Description

Enabling responsive and entertaining audio-based interactions and environments throughout the home is what the HomePod software team is about. You will lead the creation of applications, frameworks and services to deliver extraordinary and delightful customer experiences on our unique, deeply-integrated platform. With your leadership, we will bring new features to life quickly, with close collaboration spanning Siri, HomeKit, audio, music, communications, wireless, and other Apple teams.

You will lead the HomePod Software team that develops creativity and innovation as their primary export. As a hands-on engineering leader, you will personally drive system function and features as well as provide overall software architecture direction for the HomePod platform. Looking into the future of what's possible, you will identify the steps necessary to bring us there and enable your team to build that future.

Education & Experience

BS/MS EE/CS/CE or equivalent work experience.

Additional Requirements

  • Recruit and mentor talented people who are not only deep technical experts, but who also demonstrate success in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment of innovation.
  • Assess difficult trade-offs, triage, and know that sometimes moving slowly now is essential to unlocking fast progress later.
  • With compassion for your colleagues and the challenges they face, you can drive a controversial direction when needed and inspire others to follow.
  • You care about craft and appreciate that tools and processes impose structure on how we think. You also recognize they can be counter-productive when applied too rigidly or too early in a project.
  • Move up and down the ladder of abstraction and empower your team do so as well. You can talk and contribute on technical matters but are always able to connect that work to the impact on customer experience.
  • In the role you will help deliver privacy-preserving, rich Apple-quality experiences into the intelligent home of the future. We value your background in and seek your passion for these types of challenges.
  • You will lead the creation of software that utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI). Any prior experience developing or working with these technologies, including applied Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) is desired.
  • The people here at Apple don't just build products - they build the kind of wonder that has revolutionized entire industries. The diversity of those people and their ideas inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple and help us leave the world better than we found it.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
  • We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


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