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Technical Program Manager



IT, Operations
Abingdon, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Snap Inc is a technology company. We believe the camera presents the greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. Snap contributes to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. The Company’s three core products are Snapchat, a visual messaging app that enhances your relationships with friends, family, and the world; Lens Studio, an augmented reality platform that powers AR across Snapchat and other services; and its AR glasses, Spectacles.

Snap Lab is home to our hardware products with a world-class research & development team. We are focused on pushing the boundaries of what a camera can be, specifically overlaying computing on the real world. Next Generation Spectacles are our first pair of glasses that bring augmented reality to life

We’re looking for a Technical Program Manager to join Snap Inc!

What you’ll do:

In this exciting role you will lead cross-functional engineering efforts delivering cutting edge technologies that will enable the mass adoption of Augmented Reality glasses. You will work with high performing, industry leading, engineering and operations teams who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

  • Create integrated project schedules between hardware and software that align with product requirements, technical challenges, tooling lead-times, and business needs

  • Communicate with hardware and software engineering, operations, and quality teams to develop & capture requirements, identify risks, plan and drive execution of deliverables

  • Plan milestones, anticipate setbacks, and support troubleshooting and/or contingency plans

  • Drive best practices and production processes in a fast-paced production setting

  • Document and execute on product specifications and test plans

  • Develop business relationships with external partners, contractors, and vendors

  • The role may require availability for international travel (10% - 30%)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expert in schedule creation and management for hardware test systems (custom development)

  • Proficient with materials planning and lead times for hardware and software builds

  • Skilled at risk identification and mitigation across hardware and software

  • Strong motivational leadership skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optical engineering, industrial engineering, or equivalent years of experience

  • 2+ years experience of optical, electrical, mechanical, or hardware project management at a tech or consumer electronics company

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of interdisciplinary system integration of electrical, mechanical, optical, and software components

  • Experience with project/issue tracking and version control software

  • Experience driving complex programs in a fast-paced consumer electronics environment

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please don’t be shy and provide us some information.

"Default Together" Policy at Snap: At Snap Inc. we believe that being together in person helps us build our culture faster, reinforce our values, and serve our community, customers and partners better through dynamic collaboration. To reflect this, we practice a “default together” approach and expect our team members to work in an office 4+ days per week.

At Snap, we believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices working together will enable us to create innovative products that improve the way people live and communicate. Snap is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE, including disability/vets.

Our Benefits: Snap Inc. is its own community, so we’ve got your back! We do our best to make sure you and your loved ones have everything you need to be happy and healthy, on your own terms. Our benefits are built around your needs and include paid parental leave, comprehensive medical coverage, emotional and mental health support programs, and compensation packages that let you share in Snap’s long-term success!