Silicon Partnerships Manager

Silicon Partnerships Manager
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As a Silicon Partnerships Manager for Meta’s Reality Labs organization, your job will be to build technology partnerships that accelerate the introduction of new consumer hardware products and AR/VR experiences. You will be part of a fast moving team that focuses on partnerships and advanced technology exploration to develop custom solutions for silicon, sensors, wireless, AI, computer vision and other advanced technology areas that are critical to deliver our future vision of connecting people through both augmented and virtual worlds. This is a key role that requires driving a path for key technology innovation together with leading engineers, researchers and partners that include large established component suppliers, startups and everything in between. Responsibilities include negotiating and driving development agreements to close, identifying new partners, and building strategic relationships with key partners in the industry. The ideal candidate will also be experienced at hiring and mentoring a high performing team. You will have the opportunity to deepen Meta’s understanding of technical advancements and roadmaps in the broader ecosystem and create partner strategies to make the future.
Silicon Partnerships Manager Responsibilities
  • Drive partner strategy for technology innovation cross-functionally with leading engineers and technologists in Reality Labs.
  • Lead, build and mentor a team of diverse silicon partnership managers.
  • Negotiate and drive development deals with strategic technology partners in the silicon ecosystem with focus on execution of SOCs and related software for VR.
  • Manage business relationships with current partners, including executive level.
  • This role requires domestic travel when deemed safe.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing & Operations Engineering or other relevant technical field.
  • 10+ years of either business development work experience or commodity sourcing management for silicon, application processors, wireless, AI, graphics, computer vision or other advanced technology areas relevant to mobile and consumer products. 3+ years leading of leading teams.
  • Track record of negotiating and structuring complex technology or sourcing deals with consideration for technical, long-term business and strategic aspects of the relationship.
  • Technical foundation to ramp quickly on various technologies associated with silicon, sensing, graphics, computer vision, AI and other HW areas that are associated with bringing the future of AR and VR forward.
  • Familiarity with the silicon development process and strategic vendors in the silicon ecosystem (e.g. foundries, IP licensors, design services vendors, and OS/SW companies).
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to champion initiatives internally and externally, including compilation of clear and concise briefing materials, for effective communication with executive management and external partners.
  • Analytical skills and experience formulating clear partner and technology strategies with cross-functional teams. Proven experience influencing cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with supply chain and supply agreements.
  • Technical degree with MBA or JD.
  • Detail-oriented and experience organizing a team.
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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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(Colorado only*) Estimated salary of $216,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits
*Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)
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