Systems HW Technical Program Manager

Systems HW Technical Program Manager
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Reality Labs Research at Meta focuses on delivering Meta's vision through virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences that ship in five to ten years. Come work alongside world leading scientists and engineers to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal. Join the adventure of a lifetime as we make science fiction real and change the world. We are currently seeking a TPM on the Optics and Display Research team who will work with a world-class group of researchers and engineers. This is a full-time position and requires a degree in optics/display, optical/electrical engineering, systems HW engineering, physics, or similar. Successful candidates must be familiar with imaging system hardware and software and relatively versed in VR or AR display technology trends. We’re also looking for a candidate who is resilient in pursuing solutions to hard and complex problems. You will establish requirements with internal and external customers, manage program schedules, identify risks and associated mitigation plans, and clearly communicate to program stakeholders. We look for Technical Program Managers who have a strong technical foundation and are natural motivators, cross-functional relationship builders, and champions for driving the right level of process to ensure smooth and predictable program execution in a fast-paced innovative environment.
Systems HW Technical Program Manager Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain an overall program schedule based on feedback from multiple work streams such as requirements, technical challenges, available resources, and business needs.
  • Work with research, engineering, and business teams to define roadmaps, program milestones and deliverables.
  • Identify resources needed and work closely with the team leads to maintain full visibility of multiple projects, ensuring resource gaps are addressed efficiently.
  • Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage both technical and programmatic risks.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop best practices and research development processes in a quickly-changing and dynamic environment.
  • Engage with cross-functional and external teams to identify constraints, dependencies, and risks/issues.
  • Coordinate communication between internal and external teams and partners.
  • Report program status, issues, challenges and help needed with all stakeholders.
  • Building teams, development processes, best practices, and supporting tools to support a growing organization.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS in Display, Systems Engineering, Imaging Science, Electronics, Optics, or Physics.
  • 5+ years of experience as a Technical Program Manager.
  • Experience with driving programs in a research environment.
  • Project management, leadership, dependency management and cross-group technical collaboration experience.
  • Experience managing external technical engagements.
  • Knowledge of display development including manufacturing processes.
  • Organizational experience, including managing cross-team budgets and headcount.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in an engineering or scientific field related to display/optics/imaging systems.
  • Experience in project management on optics and display development especially in the consumer market.
  • Multi-team/geographically dispersed team management experience.
  • Track record of transitioning research or emerging technologies into consumer products.
  • Experience working with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers, software engineers and hardware engineers.
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$167,000/year to $228,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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