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Technical Program Manager - Digital Humans

Posted: 6 May 2021 Closes: 5 Jun 2021
Zurich, Switzerland Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1323369761

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) is dedicated to research and development required to deliver Facebook's vision of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences that ship in five to ten years. As a Technical Program Manager for Digital Human Research, your job will be figuring out what we need to do to build it. You'll be a critical member of a multi-disciplinary team contributing to our efforts to gain a scientific understanding of the next generation of virtual humans, biomechanics, neuroscience, motion analysis, simulations, computer vision, and whatever else we dream up to create the ultimate AR/VR experiences.As a Technical Program Manager for Digital Human Research, your role will be to work with the multidisciplinary research and engineering team to drive, plan, coordinate, communicate, digital human research projects, and cross-functional interactions. To be successful, you will be eliminating barriers to your team's success 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 attack unfamiliar problems with curiosity and tenacity, and able to use a light touch to find ways to help the team be more efficient.

Technical Program Manager - Digital Humans Responsibilities


  • Program Manage our research/engineering team's efforts to develop software/hardware for prototype systems and our team's efforts to drive human subject experiment protocols and data collection studies to verify the prototype systems.

  • Conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative methods and a subset of quantitative methods, such as surveys.

  • Work with research/engineering teams to identify scope, constraints, dependencies, bottlenecks, and risks and translate to an action plan.

  • Coordinate cross-functional interactions, communication, and alignment.

  • Define and maintain schedule, gather requirements, track resources, develop integration plans, track progress, prioritize initiatives, and proactively identify/address potential setbacks.

  • Create and manage new processes and tools to improve team collaboration and communication.

  • Help define organization-wide practices for privacy and other policy compliance around data collection and handling by research teams.

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

  • Ensure that the information your team needs is complete, current, accurate, and easy to find. Recognize when further information is required and work to provide it.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5+ years of industry technical program management experience.

  • Experience defining and driving project progress and schedules.

  • Communication, cross-functional collaboration, relationship building, and leadership skills, with experience motivating people and resolving conflicts.

  • Organizational, prioritization, and multi-tasking skills, with attention to detail.

  • Resourceful, proactive, autonomous, and adaptable.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in technical program management for Research.

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams, e.g., research, software, and hardware.

  • Exposure to hardware prototyping and development processes.

  • Experience managing budgets.

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About the Facebook company

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Facebook is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to accommodations-ext@fb.com.
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