Operations Program Manager, Research Team Capacity

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At Facebook Reality Labs Research, our goal is to explore, innovate and design novel interfaces and hardware subsystems for the next generation of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality experiences. We are looking for a skilled and motivated Operations Program Manager, Research Team Capacity to join our team, whose mission is to invent the technologies needed to develop new ways for humans to interact with VR and AR devices. We are specifically looking for a candidate with experience in managing operations for a fast-moving technology or research team and who can support a team that is working on the next era of human-computer interaction. The chosen candidate will work with a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers and will manage team operations, including planning and building out new lab spaces, purchasing equipment, and optimizing the use of research facilities.

Required Skills

  • Develop and implement measurable improvements to the operational capacity of our research team.
  • Own key cross-functional relationships on behalf of the team including facilities, labs, recruiting, M&A and enterprise engineering/IT.
  • Manage the integration of new teams and bring up of new offices, including working with construction and facilities team to plan and build new lab spaces.
  • Proactively identify potential challenges to research efforts and collect needs from the teams, building plans to address and improve our team's capacity.
  • Work across our team, larger organization, and with partners across the company to learn and share expertise, align on best practices, and communicate status of improvements and projects.

Minimum Qualification

  • 5+ years of experience as an operations manager, project manager, or business manager at a technology company, research institution, or similar organization.
  • 3+ years working on technical facilities.
  • A track record of planning, executing, and delivering results for complex and cross-functional technical projects.
  • Experience navigating complex relationships between teams to drive solutions and unified plans.
  • Interpersonal and inter-team skills, including: partnership building, mentorship, and conflict resolution across a diverse, cross-functional team.

Preferred Qualification

  • 2+ years of people management experience, especially managing project, program, or operations managers.
  • 2+ years of experience managing operations at a technology startup or research lab.
  • 2+ years of experience in managing or technical leadership at a large technology company.


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