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Watch Panel Process & Optics Engineering Program Manager



Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024


Role Number:200552221
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new insights have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Dynamic, resourceful people and inspiring, innovative technologies are the norm here. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with all Apple Hardware products. The same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices strengthening our dedication to leave the world better than we found it. Do you want to join us in these pursuits? Join us to help deliver the next groundbreaking Apple products! Apple is looking for a world-class Engineering Program Manager to join join Panel Process and Optics (PPO) Engineering Program Management team for AppleWatch products! We are responsible for leading new innovative display panel and module design & manufacturing process technology development to solve sophisticated design challenges that have a direct impact to future products, quality and delivery of Apple Displays & Touch technology. The individual in this role will serve as a focal point to work with display panel and module engineering team and multi-functional teams in display org such as ME and EE teams. We work at a fast pace environment the individual has to be self-motivated. The successful candidate is a flexible thinker and problem solver with ability to work outside of their respective technical area getting results.


Display EPMs must be fearless organizers and excellent leaders cross-functionally with multiple teams throughout Apple as well as with external suppliers. A successful candidate will help set strategy, execute on schedule and be responsible for managing/presenting status and issues along the way. This position demands technical strengths in many areas, including optical, mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing. Major responsibilities: Define project plans and schedules. Drive project execution. Lead internal and external multi-functional teams in engineering and validation activities Ensure tight inter-team coordination and communication Strong presentation and communication skills required Understand and communicate complex, technical/Engineering issues Identify and resolve conflicts, inter-dependencies and program issues quickly and efficiently Lead development budgets and engineering builds

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Experience as a practicing engineer or program manager
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills and proven leadership ability
  • Excellent data handling, documentation, critical milestone creation, and organization skill
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Hands-on experience in working in display panel or module processes & its integration in back-end processes of Flat Panel Display & Touch industry or other related industries
  • Self-starter with proven track record to lead a project from lab scale development to high volume production
  • Proven failure mode analysis, root cause investigation, and problem solving for product yield and quality issue.
  • Experience working with global supply chain
  • A working understanding of high volume manufacturing processes

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS + 3 years of relevant experience; MS preferred

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.