Japan Metadata Operations Project Manager - AMP Video

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Nov 4, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200204224

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entir...Summary


Posted: Nov 4, 2020

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200204224

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that 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.

Metadata is at the heart of Apple Media Products (AMP), powering key aspects of the customer experience including UI, search, and Siri. Metadata Operations is responsible for ensuring world-class quality and discoverability of AMP metadata. We're looking for a self-motivated, resourceful project manager with a real passion for and knowledge of media metadata to help drive TV App integration of 3rd party apps in the Japanese market. As part of the AMP Video Metadata Operations team, you will work closely with our Japanese video business team and partner managers to define metadata requirements that are unique to the Japanese market, and team with engineering to drive feature development that will support those requirements.

We're growing and urge you to apply. We believe the role would place you in a highly-energized environment with some of the most talented, creative individuals in the industry where you would be inspired to share your years of experience along with providing extraordinary support for the team.

Key Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in the digital media or technology industry
  • Fluent in both Japanese & English (Korean not required but desirable)
  • Deep knowledge of Japanese culture & media (TV & Movies)
  • Strong knowledge of the OTT video industry, media content, and video apps with a focus on metadata and video assets.
  • Intimate understanding of complex large-scale media content management systems and how metadata affects the user experience
  • Strong leadership skills & ability to drive consensus with cross-functional stakeholders within Apple
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands in the data
  • Extraordinary attention to detail, impeccable follow-through, and the ability to see how the details fit into the big picture
  • Experience running multiple ongoing projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of quality and accuracy
  • Comfortable with ambiguity, adaptable to rapidly changing requirements, decisive and willing to own the hard calls
  • Ability to strategize and innovate with proven track record for improving processes and building efficiencies
  • Ability to effectively and clearly scope projects, define and communicate action items and goals
  • An uncanny ability to diagnose issues and persistence to see them through closure
  • Passion for TV, Movies and other video content


Acquire an expert-level understanding of our data pipeline, from ingestion, integration to consumption, as well as our data management tools.

Collaborate with business, partner management & engineering to define, develop & communicate Japanese metadata requirements.

Analyze our data catalog health and conduct quality assessment projects. Uncover areas for improvement and develop creative solutions.

Identify and tackle opportunities to enrich and drive metadata quality across various content types and platforms while considering long term impact.

Look around corners, preparing for the future of metadata in Apple Media Products with customer experience in mind.

Work closely with Engineering teams to implement new tooling and enhancements. Recognize and act on opportunities for automation, propose solutions, obtain buy-ins and negotiate timelines.

Additional Requirements:
May need to work, at times, outside of standard business hours
May need to provide on-call support during off hours

Education & Experience

BA/BS and 6+ years experience in the digital media or technology industry

Additional Requirements

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