Head of Operations & Strategy - Machine Learning Platform Technologies (MLPT)

Apple Inc.
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Job Description

Apple builds world-class innovative products that integrate hardware with intelligent software experiences using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and computer vision. MLPT is the team that makes it possible for Apple engineers to innovate ML driven product features rapidly and at scale. The team enables future Apple intelligent products by making cutting edge ML technologies, large scale compute and data systems designed specifically for ML available to engineers within Apple. This role will play a critical role in the global MLPT executive leadership team by ensuring that the organization and team are continuously improving across multiple dimensions and serving as a close partner, collaborator and operational expert for our leadership. This role requires strong relationship management, program creation and management and multi-functional coordination. This teammate will use collaboration and partnership to impact engagement across all of AIML and Apple.

Key Qualifications

  • We expect this candidate to...
  • Bring a hybrid technical and business background to join a nimble team of strategy & operations professionals that support the MLPT division and senior leadership team at greater depth.
  • Be responsible for supporting the management of a highly complex division-wide P&L with a specific focus on infrastructure components. Past hands-on financial experience performing budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis in an engineering org is beneficial.
  • Drive strategic processes: Spearhead our fiscal & quarterly planning efforts, ensure the leadership team is setting effective OKRs, communicating with clarity and transparency to the organization, and taking effective action on team culture topics.
  • Handle breadth: The needs of the organization are numerous and ever-changing. This role will need to handle a very wide variety of focus areas as the situation demands.
  • Streamline logistics: Support key logistical tasks including space planning, headcount planning and management, compensation planning, talent planning, etc.
  • Enhance culture: Lead the division’s cultural initiatives in partnership with HR and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in the creation of team-wide comms such as: Town Halls, Manager Meetings and exec demos. React proactively to events that shape the world we live in.


A competitive candidate will have strong leadership skills to partner with and mentor both technical and non-technical colleagues, in addition to the following skills:

  • Logistical powerhouse: Exhibit incredible follow through! Turn complicated multi-person work into an execution plan


  • Create informative emails, documents and presentations.

Strategic and process thinking:

  • Design efficient processes that elicit results from a busy team.


  • strong ability to influence others without direct authority.

Key engagement partners are diverse and include:

  • recruiting, engineering, design, product management, HR, & executives.
  • 10+ years of existing experience required, 15+ preferred

Education & Experience

  • Technical Bachelors or graduate degree with business experience. MBA a plus but not required

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Company Info.

Apple Inc.

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company that focuses on producing consumer electronics, software, and online services. It holds the distinction of being the world's largest technology company by revenue and the world's biggest company by market capitalization as of June 2022. Apple is the second-largest mobile phone manufacturer and the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales.

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    Computer software,Consumer electronics
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  • Location
    1 Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California 95014, USA
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