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Sr Manager, Design - Design Lab

Santa Clara, CA


SummaryPosted: Weekly Hours: 40 Role Number:200306630At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Apps for iPhone and iPad have transformed how people work, and for business the possibilities are endless. The apps people use at work should be just as capable, intuitive, and compelling as the apps they use at home. We are looking for a creative and highly entrepreneurial individual to inspire and direct a multi-disciplinary team focused on creating models of strategic 3rd-party business solutions which take full advantage of Apple's hardware and software ecosystem. This role is all about new ideas, product definition, design, architecture, prototyping, and helping companies worldwide understand how to design and build best-in-class apps and solutions for their employees and customers.In a dynamic and creative environment, you’ll take a hands-on approach to understand challenging 3rd-party business needs and create models of innovative app-based solutions 3rd-party partners can then build and deploy. Business tools should work for employees and customers, not the other way around. By creating innovative and engaging models of key processes you'll show 3rd-party companies how apps can re-invent their workplace, grow their business, and improve employee and customer satisfaction.We’re seeking a leader with strong business and technical acumen who is a leader, coach, mentor, and manager able to quickly identify unique opportunities, listen to all voices, facilitate collaboration and ideation, gain consensus, provide clear direction, manage detail and process, collaborate with 3rd-parties, effectively engage with Apple leadership, and build and maintain a strong team and work environment. You must be curious, comfortable with complex problems, energized by collaboration, and enjoy the variety afforded by repeatedly tackling new challenges.Key Qualifications15+ years applied experience creating software solutions, with 5+ years of experience delivering apps for iOS or iPadOSExpert understanding of the Apple ecosystem and how its myriad technologies and devices enable innovative business and customer solutionsDeep understanding of digital trends, vertical solutions, e-commerce systems, and customized business applicationsExtensive experience collaborating with project stakeholders and decision makers, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with product designers, system architects, and app developersProven track record leading cross functional teams and successfully shipping new products to market (from conception to launch)Experience building teams with the right mix of skills, and working with team members to set goals, grow, and succeedExcellent written and verbal communication skills, combined with a mature, professional, and credible demeanorSelf-starter who takes initiative, drives to solutions, is outgoing, able to work independently, and motivationalExcellent collaborative skills, with strong interpersonal skills and an openness to teach and learn from othersProven ability to deliver high-quality results on timeUnderstanding of and dedication to Apple's high standardsDescription• Lead a team of product strategists, product designers, and software engineers as a player coach• Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships with leaders of internal Apple teams you’re partnered with• Evaluate prospective 3rd-party business needs for relevance, strategic fit, opportunity, quality, and overall benefit• Work with 3rd-party partner technical and business teams to translate and synthesize requirements into product vision, definition, specifications, and roadmap• Prioritize and manage activities and projects to ensure a strong pipeline of platform-differentiated business solution models for 3rd-parties to build and deploy• Continually measure and optimize to increase quality, efficiency, innovation, engagement, results, and moreEducation & ExperienceB.Sc. or equivalent in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Software Development, Software Design Engineering


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