Head, Software Program Management

Magic Leap, Inc., Culver City, CA, Plantation, FL (HQ), Sunnyvale, CA

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Job Description

The Head of Software Program Management will be responsible for building and leading Magic Leap’s Software Program Management Organization, focused on the delivery of innovative high-volume wearable spatial computing devices. You will own the program management of a complex engineering program while ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals. The role is based at Magic Leap Headquarters in Plantation, FL and reports to the Senior Vice President, Software Engineering. 


  • Lead the software program management organization comprised of multiple program managers embedded across the software  teams 
  • Implement processes consistent with Project Management Professional (PMP) and AGILE best practices 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of software milestones, while collaborating with the hardware and product teams
  • Facilitate the definition of program scope, goals, and deliverables
  • Capture overall program resource requirements and manage resource allocation
  • Develop full-scale software program plan 
  • Assist in the recruiting, hiring and coordination of program management staff
  • Develop, manage, and track budgets
  • Oversee the tracking and execution of program deliverables using MS Project and AGILE software tools
  • Provide direction and support to program management team
  • Ensure the quality of all the program deliverables including hardware, software, content, industrial design, and user interface
  • Constantly monitor, track and report on progress of the program 
  • Present program progress, issues and mitigations to all stakeholders
  • Implement and manage change control board 
  • Proactively identify potential issues and propose mitigation plans or alternative solutions
  • Identify key performance indicators, implement meaningful metrics, and measure product performance
  • Prepare presentations for senior management articulating program status, key risks, and mitigations, and technical milestones


  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decision-making
  • Communication skills
  • Influencing and leading
  • Delegation
  • Teamwork
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability
  • Stress tolerance 

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 15 years of experience as a Program Manager on a high volume consumer electronics product with emphasis on hardware and software integration
  • Experience in delivering large and complex hardware and software programs, especially in a mobile product development environment
  • Minimum of six years Management/Supervisory experience essential
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Must be capable of leading a large team of some of the most talented and accomplished Program Managers in the United States
  • Experience with computers software packages such as MS project, Crystal Ball, EXCEL, PowerPoint, MS Word, Hansoft, and JIRA
  • Experience with cloud services and software security strongly desired
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of program and project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools including MS Project
  • Proven experience in AGILE software development methodologies
  • Proven experience in people management
  • Proven experience in strategic planning
  • Proven experience in risk management
  • Proven experience in change management
  • Proficient in software program management 
  • Travel across offices as needed (estimated 15%)


  • BA/BS in a Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other engineering discipline is required
  • PMP Certification or extensive PMBOK knowledge is required
  • AGILE SCRUM Certification is heavily preferred

Additional Information

  • All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.



About Magic Leap, Inc.

How It All Began October 5, 2017 Today, Magic Leap is a company made up of hundreds of artists, engineers, explorers, and dreamers from around the globe, all chasing their curiosity toward the same goal – bringing together the digital and real worlds to advance human potential. But it all began on a road trip to Austin when we asked the question – “what if computing could spill outside the computer?”

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