Job Title: Program Manager
Duration: +12 months with a scope of extension or conversion
Job Type: W2
FRL Pittsburgh, TPM (CW for Capture Systems)
Facebook Reality Labs Research is dedicated to the research and development required to bring virtual and augmented reality to billions of people around the world. To give people the power to build community, to share what matters most to them, and to bring people closer together. To that end, our Pittsburgh based team is specifically focused on making interpersonal, social experiences in virtual reality and augmented reality, perceptually indistinguishable from real life. Our goal? To enable the ability to interact with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
At FRL Research, you will join a world-class team exploring cutting edge machine learning, computer vision, hardware, software, and state of the art Augmented and Virtual reality technology. Every day, you will work alongside the world's leading Research Scientists, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Software Engineers to create the technology that will make VR and AR pervasive and universal.
For this role, FRLR Pittsburgh is looking for an exceptional Technical Program Manager to join our team. If your passion and experience lies in working with multidisciplinary teams and building the right processes and methodologies for them; if you’ve had experience with complex cutting edge technology; if you thrive helping your team coordinate and collaborate in the face of ambitious and ambiguous challenges, taking on work that has never been done before; we might have a spot for you.
-Building out tasks, timelines, and project management structures for teams operating unique hardware and software capture systems.
-Setting and maintaining expectations. Ensuring the team has a unified clear vision, understood goals, and expectations of progress.
-Keeping partners and stakeholders informed and involved. Being able to represent your program at a deep level throughout the org, to be able to build the appropriate communication channels both within and outside the team.
-Being responsible for the rules of reality. Ensuring work is adequately resourced and scoped. Effectively escalating or directly resolving resourcing issues to accomplish the teams mission.
-Keeping the team unblocked and effective. Ensuring the members of their team are able work at their highest potential and able to play to their strengths. That conflicts (both technical and interpersonal) have paths toward resolution to allow the team to move forward.
-Iterative process improvements. Leverage the least amount of process to accomplish the goal. Ask, "Is there a better way?“. Evaluate retrospectives to add, adjust, and remove processes based on learnings.
-4+ years of experience as a project manager in software or hardware development.
-Experience with either hardware and software integration and rapid development practices.
-Project management, leadership, task tracking, dependency management and cross-group collaboration experience.
-Bachelor’s degree in computer science, program management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-Experience leading a team from concept to completion of a program.
-Communication/presentation ability through all levels of the organization, technical and non-technical.
-Experience building and managing relationships with hardware vendors and other external partners, including creating statements of work and negotiating purchase agreements.
-Experience with machine learning and computer vision.
-Experience working with a cross-disciplinary team of researchers, software engineers and hardware engineers.