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 Technical Program Manager- Firmware - Cupertino, California, United States

Job information
Posted by: Apple 
Hiring entity type: Retail 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - Platforms
Computers - Networks
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 200294890 / Latpro-3831882 
Date posted: Oct-13-2021
State, Zip: California, 95014


Technical Program Manager- Firmware

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States



Posted: Oct 5, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200294890

System Firmware & Diagnostic Group has an immediate opening for a Technical Program Manager. In this role as a key technical contributor, you will lead, coordinate and cross-functionally represent, the definition and execution of manufacturing tests in Apple's future consumer product lines and set the benchmark for the quality associated with Apple products. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment, have strong understanding of software fundamentals, solid background working with systems, excellent communication skills, and a desire to work with cross- functional teams to develop ground- breaking products. Your contributions will make a pronounced difference to future Apple products.

Key Qualifications

  • Engineering experience: 2-5 years
  • Program Management experience with strong communication skills: 3-5 years
  • Strong background in computer architecture, bus technologies (such as I2C, SPI) and IO protocols (such as PCIe, USB)
  • Strong knowledge of embedded hardware and EE fundamentals is highly desired
  • Prior experience with embedded software development is highly desired
  • Understands and thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to drive issues, track tasks, and evaluate priorities on a daily basis
  • Manufacturing experience and prior exposure to working with contract Manufacturers is highly desired
  • Mac OS X and/or iOS experience, scripting experience is a plus


In this role you will be working with the cross functional team to architect and coordinate definition of a test suite targeted for hardware qualification by way of deep diving into the hardware architecture and analyzing metrics reported by these tests.

  • The responsibilities span all aspects of product bring-up and test:
  • Scoping the development and dependencies of drivers, applications, protocols, frameworks, and command line utilities for validation of hardware internally and in manufacturing
  • Coordinating and managing diagnostic bring up of new SoCs, chipsets, sensors, and products
  • Interacting with Electrical Engineers, Hardware, OS, Test, Operations and various other cross-functional teams within Apple to drive hardware qualification goals and test definition to execute that qualification
  • Enabling test strategies for new components in upcoming products
  • Data analysis from hardware builds to enable feedback to test definition and hardware design and manufacturing quality
  • Leading data driven efforts to identify hardware coverage gaps and redundancies and presenting finding to the executive management team as needed
  • Supporting new product development builds locally in Cupertino and at vendor locations
  • Providing coordination and leadership around debugging issues seen in the test suite
  • Drive issues, track tasks, manage resources, evaluate priorities on a regular basis
  • Driving and enabling process improvements
  • Work with our engineering team to define, schedule, track, and communicate the status of software features and deliverables to other groups and executive management.
  • Communicate status to the executive management on a regular basis
  • Travel to prototype hardware manufacturing builds

    Education & Experience

    BS Electrical / Computer Engineering or relevant work experience (MS is a plus)

  • Requirements

    See job description


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