Project Manager IV 33182-1

Project Manager IV 33182-1

Job Title: Auditory Perception Project Manager 33182-1Type: W2 Contract Duration: 12 months with scope for extension/conversionClient: Leading Social Media CompanyLocation: US – WA – Redmond**Must have US Work Authorization**Auditory Perception Project ManagerReality Labs Research at Meta brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of virtual and augmented reality, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. Just as personal computers have done over the past 45 years, AR and VR will ultimately change everything about how we work, play, and connect.We are developing all the technologies needed to enable breakthrough AR glasses and VR headsets, including optics and displays, computer vision, audio, graphics, brain-computer interfaces, haptic interaction, eye/hand/face/body tracking, perception science, and true telepresence. In particular, the Reality Labs Research Audio team is focused on two goals; creating virtual sounds that are perceptually indistinguishable from reality, and redefining human hearing. See more about our work here. These two initiatives will allow us to connect people by allowing them to feel together despite being physically apart, and allow them to converse in even the most difficult listening environments.We are looking for a contract project manager to help us conduct research on spatial audio perception and quality as part of a team of project managers that support senior scientists, researchers, post-docs, and PhD student interns.Responsibilities- Oversee and drive research projects to advance the science and technology of audio perception- Monitor problems, facilitate resolution, and implement changes as necessary to keep projects on track- Implement and conduct preliminary listening tests and other perceptual experiments- Regularly report on project progress, dependencies and risks to stakeholders- Support research scientists and engineers within the team- Manage procurement projects for equipment and vendor services- Willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and take on operational tasks in support of the team’s goals- Reports to a senior project or technical program managerMinimum qualifications- Work experience in research project management with a track record of successful project completion- Interpersonal and communication skills, with strong attention to detail- Proactive with ability to execute on multiple tasks simultaneously- Ability to collaborate cross-functionally with team members and individuals throughout the broader organization- Strong organizational and time management skills- Track record of communicating research in an academic or industrial setting- Experience working in a fast-paced research and/or product development environment- Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Electrical Engineering, Perception, Experimental Psychology, Audio Engineering, Acoustics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or a related fieldPreferred qualifications- Experience with science outreach programs- Experience with auditory perception- Experience with scientific programming languages such as Matlab, Python, C++, or similar- PhD degree or equivalent experience¬†

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