Technical Program Manager

Remote • Remote; Virtual
Job Terms:
$80/hr - $90/hr
Start date:

Job Description:

This Research Team brings together a world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to create the future of AR and VR, which together will become as universal and essential as smartphones and personal computers are today. Aquent's Client is looking for the next generation of scientists and engineers to tackle the most ambitious problems in wearable computing.

As a Technical Program Manager (TPM) on this team, you will work with a team of talented AI researchers, HCI researchers, designers, data scientists, engineers and other cross-functional team members to envision, build and test new computational models and systems. We are looking for an experienced technical leader who can support complex systems at a large scale, while maintaining clarity of vision and organizational awareness.

Job Responsibilities:
● Work with researchers and their stakeholders to define engineering system architecture, research roadmaps, program milestones and deliverables.
● Develop project schedules based on requirements, technical challenges and available resources.
● Coordinate communication between internal and external teams and partners.
● Report program status, issues, challenges and help needed with all stakeholders.
● Collect, monitor and ensure the team’s needs are met around procurement, external engagement, budget, hiring, data collections, and coordinate with other teams when necessary.
● Work closely with team managers to develop new processes, best practices and supporting tools to improve the efficiency of team meetings, project monitoring, and status updates in a multi-team multi-disciplinary growing organization.

Minimum Qualifications:
● 4+ years of artificial intelligence, computer science, machine learning, human-computer interaction or technical product/program management experience.
● Program management, coordination, dependency management, multi-tasking, cross-group technical collaboration and team building skills experience.
● Experience operating autonomously across multiple teams and cross-functional stakeholders at different levels within the organization.
● Experience being flexible/ adaptable in exercising judgment in a changing environment and to manage competing priorities.
● Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
● Experience with driving programs in a research or start-up environment.
● Program-level strategic planning and complex issue resolution

● Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering, computer science, data science, human computer interaction, design or related field required.
● MBA, M.S./Ph.D. or other related advanced degree preferred.

Client Description:

The target hiring compensation range for this role is $80/hr to $90/hr. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. 

If applicable add additional language: Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match (if applicable)


Based in Menlo Park, California, this top social media company builds technologies that help people connect. Their mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

With a culture of constantly iterating, solving problems and working together to connect people all over the world, it’s important that their workforce reflects the diversity of the people they serve. Hiring people with different backgrounds and points of view helps make better decisions, build better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Working here, you’ll:

  • Be part of their mission of community building
  • Work on the most visible apps and services in the social media industry
  • Work in an Agile environment, in constant iteration and problem-solving mode
  • Have a hand in developing products that empower more than 3 billion people around the world to share ideas, offer support and make a difference

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.