S5E23 James Cuseo | Defining Requirements, Developing MacBook Pro, & Leading Large Engineering Teams

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S5E23 James Cuseo | Defining Requirements, Developing MacBook Pro, & Leading Large Engineering Teams

The episode discusses James Cousteau’s engineering journey and lessons learned over his career. He shares insights on defining requirements, developing complex products, scaling operations, and leading large teams.

Main Topics:

  • Defining clear product requirements
  • Developing subsystems while considering broader context
  • Accelerating engineering through effective processes
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Emerging technologies impacting design

About the guest: Jim Cuseo is a seasoned mechanical engineer whose remarkable career has spanned over two decades, influencing the design of some of the most iconic technology products. James’s journey began at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and led him through pivotal roles at Ford, Exponent, and MagCanica, where he honed his skills in the motorsport and aerospace sectors. Next, Jim spent over a decade at Apple, where he grew to Director of Mac Product Design, overseeing the development of groundbreaking products such as the 16” MacBook Pro and the iMac with Retina Displays. Currently, he offers his expertise to various companies through his consultancy, James Cuseo, LLC, aiding them in scaling operations and enhancing product designs.

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About Being An Engineer

The Being An Engineer podcast is a repository for industry knowledge and a tool through which engineers learn about and connect with relevant companies, technologies, people resources, and opportunities. We feature successful mechanical engineers and interview engineers who are passionate about their work and who made a great impact on the engineering community.

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