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Facebook Technical Program Manager in Redmond, Washington


Facebook Reality Labs, or FRL, focuses on delivering Facebook'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.

FRL is currently seeking a TPM on the Optics team who will work with a world-class group of researchers and engineers. This is a full-time position and requires a degree in optical engineering, physics, material science or similar. Successful candidates must be comfortable working in a dynamic cross-functional team.

Required Skills:

  1. Work with research and engineering teams to define milestones and deliverables.

  2. Develop project schedules based on requirements, technical challenges, and business needs.

  3. Identify resources needed and work closely with the team leads to maintain full visibility of multiple projects, ensuring resource gaps are addressed efficiently.

  4. Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage risk.

  5. Work cross-functionally to develop best practices and research development processes in a quickly-changing and dynamic environment.

  6. Engage with cross-functional and external teams to identify constraints, dependencies, and risks/issues.

  7. Coordinate communication between internal and external teams and partners.

  8. Building team, development processes, best practices, and supporting tools to support a growing organization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Optics, Physics, or Material Science and 5+ years of experience as a Technical Program Manager.

  2. Experience with driving programs in a research environment.

  3. Project management, leadership, dependency management and cross-group technical collaboration experience with experience managing projects.

  4. Experience managing external technical engagements.

  5. Knowledge of optical component development including manufacturing processes.

  6. Organizational experience, including managing cross-team budgets and headcount.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Graduate degree in an engineering or scientific field.

  2. Experience in project management on optics development.

  3. Multi-team/geographically dispersed team management experience.

  4. Deep understanding in materials, process development & process improvement, and reliability engineering.

  5. Track record of transitioning research or emerging technologies into consumer products.

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.