Technical Program Manager

Remote • Burlingame, CA
Job Terms:
$75 to $84 an hour
Start date:

Job Description:

In this role, the Technical Program Manager will support a Research team that is working on the future of input and interaction for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). This role will focus on project managing cross-functional projects through the planning and execution phases while working with researchers and engineers. Other aspects of the job will include developing and managing contracts with external academic research teams and vendors, overseeing project budgets, communicating with cross-functional stakeholders, and coordinating resources and timelines for experiments.


● Work with internal research/engineering teams to track statuses of multiple projects, lead regular check-ins (monthly, quarterly, etc.), identify and escalate dependencies and risks, seek and reduce inefficiencies

● Coordinate cross-functional interactions, communication, and alignment

● Be accountable for project budgets

● Communicate program progress to cross functional stakeholders through internal posts and meetings

● Work with researchers to coordinate human subjects research experiments, including lab setup and data collection and analysis operations

● Work with technical leads to develop, modify, and manage technical Statements of Work (SOW) with academic research teams and vendors


● 2+ years of experience as a technical program manager, working with engineers or researchers and driving project progress and schedules

● 1+ years of experience managing budgets and contracts

● 1+ years experience managing vendors and external suppliers

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience in one of the following: hardware development, optics, sensing technologies, biomedical engineering, neuroscience, or human-computer interaction

● Experience in project management

● Experience in managing budgets and contracts

● Experience with research and academic environments

● Experience working with team members from diverse backgrounds (scientists, engineers, program managers, supply chain, finance contacts, lawyers)


  • Bachelor's in a technical field with a focus on hardware engineering (e.g. biomedical, electrical, mechanical). PMP, Master’s, or PhD preferred


The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $75.65 to $84.06 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

Client Description:

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.