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Facebook AR Products, Technical Program Manager in Des Moines, Iowa


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 driving the industry forward by developing Augmented Reality Products. The AR SW TPM team is responsible for driving development of software that power the experiences on AR devices. As the Technical Program Manager on that team, you will be responsible for defining and driving highly complex, cross-functional software products across internal and external teams. You will collaborate with engineering and product management on strategy, team goals, and with primary responsibility to drive execution of all phases of development, planning requirements, managing schedules, identifying and tracking risks and clear communication to project stakeholders. The ideal candidate is energized by having impact, is passionate about high-quality user interfaces, and enjoys working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Required Skills:

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

  2. Manage communication within and between external engineering firms, and Reality Labs software and marketing teams.

  3. Work with teams to set milestones, communicate project statuses, and identify/address potential setbacks.

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

  5. Coordinate and contribute to engineering deliverables including specifications and test plans.

  6. Ensure project documents are complete, current and available for staff and leadership review.

  7. Engage with cross-functional teams to identify constraints, dependencies, risks/issues, and to deliver software features.

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

  9. Up to 15% travel.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 5+ years experience as a Technical Program Manager managing software programs from inception to production.

  2. Software experience in a development and deployment of mobile applications.

  3. Knowledge of C++, Java, or C.

  4. Experience with program and issue tracking.

  5. Experience with software development processes and best practices.

  6. Experience building relationships and collaborating with cross-functional teams.

  7. BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering or equivalent experience.

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