Facebook Technical Program Manager in Cork, Ireland
At Facebook Reality Labs, we’re developing the future of AR/VR displays. As a Technical Program Manager, your job will be figuring out what we need to do to build it. You will work closely with internal research teams, academic institutions, external partners, and vendors. You will help define requirements and deliverables, schedule and track project progress. To be successful, you will eliminate barriers to your team’s success, clearly communicating their work to all stakeholders and ensuring the big picture stays in focus while delving into the details on specific issues. Ideal team members are adaptable and resilient, eager to approach unfamiliar problems with curiosity and tenacity, and able to find ways to help our research teams be more efficient.
Manage research and product development programs to create advanced components for AR/VR displays.
Work with research teams to map out the scope, and identify constraints, dependencies, and risks.
Drive plan execution and manage the day to day activities of the program.
Identify the resources needed and work closely with team leaders to maintain full visibility of the project schedule and potential roadblocks.
Manage projects with suppliers and partners from writing statement of work to final deliverables in collaboration with support functions such as Business Development, Legal, and Procurement.
Operate at different levels of abstraction from high level strategic planning to tactical project management of prioritisation, creating schedules, milestones, and deliverables.
Breakdown program complexity to enable a clear understanding of the scope and deliverables to a wider audience of team members, support functions and the leadership team.
Evaluate suppliers’ capabilities to meet product needs and establish criteria for meeting those needs with collaboration with Research Scientists and Process Engineers.
Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage risk.
Expect to travel domestically and internationally, 4-6 times a year.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Engineering or related field (or equivalent experience).
6+ years of experience program management in the semiconductor field, preferably in optoelectronics.
Experience with new product introduction (NPI) and technology transfer best practice and tools.
Experience with practicing phased product development processes.
Demonstrated experience in launching new products from concept/inception phase with direct knowledge of product and process development, supplier management, and pilot-scale manufacturing lines either internally or with a contract manufacturer.
Ability to understand and communicate technical information to non-experts.
Experience building, coordinating, and maintaining schedules across multiple teams, and managing shared resources.
Self-starter with strong analytical and organisational skills.
Able to create clarity within complex and ambiguous situations in a highly technical setting.