Technical Program Manager II (16046-1)

Technical Program Manager II (16046-1)

Infotech Sourcing
– Seattle, WA

Job Title: Technical Program Manager II (16046-1)Type: W2 ContractDuration: 12 months with scope for extension/conversionClient: Leading Social Media CompanyLocation: Seattle, WARequest ID: 16046-1**Must have US Work AuthorizationAt Facebook AR/VR/XR, we’re developing the future of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). As a Technical Program Manager, your job will be figuring out what we need to do to build it. You’ll be a critical member of the Display team, removing barriers to your team’s success, communicating progress to all stakeholders and ensuring the big picture stays in focus while delving into the details on specific technical issues. Ideal team members are adaptable and resilient, eager to tackle unfamiliar situations with curiosity and tenacity, while able to inspire and influence team members at different levels of experienceResponsibilities:-Lead product development activities to specify, procure, measure, and build advanced optical components and assemblies for AR/VR/XR displays.-Collaborate with and lead cross functional teams in the pursuit of shipping a 0-1 product: scoping and requirements definition, identifying and managing key constraints, and mapping development plans against program risks with strategies to enable success.-Manage projects with suppliers and partners, from writing statements of work to driving final deliverables in collaboration with support functions such as Ops, Business Development, Legal, and Procurement.Evaluate suppliers’ capabilities to meet product requirements, partner with ops team to establish a robust and scalable supply chain strategy.-Operate at different levels of abstraction, from high-level strategic planning (technology selection, organizational structure, commercial partnerships, investment) to tactical project management (prioritization, schedule creation, milestone definition and execution, and deliverables management).-Breakdown the complexity of deeply technical programs to enable a clear understanding of scope and deliverables to a wider audience of team members and support functions.-Drive the execution of the plan and manage the day-to-day activities of the program.-Proactively identify technical, legal, procedural, logistical, and communication issues and drive creative solutions to address them and manage risk.-Identify resources needed and work closely with team leaders to maintain full visibility of the project schedule and potential roadblocks.-Act as the main channel of communication for key formal discussions and decisions that involve technical team leader, support functions (Legal, Business Development, and Procurement) external partners, and other members of the organization.-Expect to travel domestically and internationally, 3-5 times a year. [In non-covid times]Minimum Qualifications:-Bachelor’s degree or higher in Optical/Electrical/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, or a similar field.-3+ years as a program manager, Manufacturing engineer, Supplier Quality Engineer (or related role) leading complex technology development programs.-Experience leading teams through a phased product development lifecycle.-Demonstrated experience in developing, shipping and ramping product into high volume manufacturing.-Experience communicating technical information to non-experts, at all levels of the organization.-Experience building, coordinating, and maintaining schedules across multiple teams, and managing shared resources to lead successful technology development programs.-A high EQ with experience motivating, influencing, and resolving conflict amongst a cross-functional team.-A track record of transitioning immature or emerging technologies into consumer product.-A strong written and verbal communicator, able to synthesize information into the most salient points to move a team / initiative forward.Preferred Qualifications:-Understanding of displays and AR/VR devices.-Experience leading and partnering with Asian-based vendors and contract manufacturers.-Experience with new product introduction (NPI) and technology transfer best practice and tools.-Advanced manufacturing experience working in production environment.Comments for Suppliers:Open to candidates from the Bay Area (Sunnyvale Office) Posted On: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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