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Facebook Design Program Manager, Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond, Washington


Facebook Reality Labs is a research science organization within Facebook, focused on inventing the future of augmented reality and virtual reality. Design Program Managers at Facebook Reality Labs are passionate connectors and problem solvers. You will lead the operations of the Design team, and improve team communication, collaboration, and remove roadblocks. By working closely with the Director of Design and design leads, you will define the design workflow, facilitate project throughput, and run the team’s kanban or sprint processes. Finally, you'll utilize a full range of organizational and interpersonal skills to help keep our teams on track, execute specific design initiatives intended to grow team culture, industry expertise, and team impact, and you'll have an opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as you establish great ways of working together.

Required Skills:

  1. Coordinate the design team’s collaboration with multiple research science teams and cross-functional partners

  2. Document and automate operational processes to continually reduce manual support needs

  3. Innovate and create new ways to work more efficiently and effectively so that designers spend less time on basic tasks and more time on complex problems

  4. Become an organizational expert to connect the dots between disparate parts of large organizations

  5. Act as the primary point of contact for intake of new work and set up of new working groups/project teams

  6. Define and run a kanban or sprint workflow for the design team that ensures high throughput and effective planning, with minimum overhead for designers

  7. Create and maintain team documentation, wikis, and websites

  8. Plan and run recurring team meetings

  9. Manage vendor relationships with agencies and consultants

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years of experience in a producer/project/program management role, or other operationally-focused position

  2. Experience running an Agile workflow such as Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, Extreme Programming, etc.

  3. Demonstrated experience measuring and tracking goal delivery and KPIs

  4. Track record of operating independently

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working in a game or 3D animation studio

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.