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Facebook Audio HW Module and Subsystem Technical Program Manager in Menlo Park, California


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.


As an Audio HW Module and Subsystem Technical Program Manager at Facebook Reality Labs, you will lead multidisciplinary programs through the product development process to develop custom and semi-custom audio HW modules/subsystems to drive acoustic performance and features in our industry-leading FRL/Wearable/Portal systems. You will establish requirements with internal and external customers, manage program schedules, identify risks and associated mitigation plans, and clearly communicate to program stakeholders. We look for program managers who are natural motivators, cross-functional relationship builders, and champions for driving the right level of process to ensure smooth and predictable program execution in a fast-paced innovative environment.

Required Skills:

  1. As part of the HW Module (Audio) team, you will drive and track the investigation, definition and delivery of next generation modules

  2. Create development, delivery, and qualification schedules based on system requirements, technical challenges, lead-times and business needs

  3. Manage communication within, and between, internal engineering and external vendor teams

  4. Assist engineering and sourcing teams with supplier evaluation and selection

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

  6. Work cross-functionally to develop best practices and technology development processes in a quickly-changing and dynamic environment to ensure on time delivery

  7. Manage delivery of samples and mass production parts for the different builds

  8. Organize required face to face on site meeting with vendors

  9. Coordinate and contribute to engineering deliverables, including specifications, design options, and test plans

  10. Ensure program documents are complete, current and available for staff and leadership review

  11. Contribute to resource planning to ensure program success

  12. Up to 20% travel

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. BS in Engineering field or equivalent experience

  2. 3+ years experience working as a technology development program manager for consumer electronics

  3. 2+ years working experience on Audio HW Module projects or equivalent experience

  4. Understanding of phase gate approach to technology development projects

  5. Experience with component and module qualification, validation and characterization processes

  6. Knowledge of program and issue tracking

  7. Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams and projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Firmware and algorithm 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