Senior Manager, Technical Program Management - Advanced Optics

Magic Leap, Inc., Plantation, FL

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Job Description

Magic Leap is seeking an energetic and dynamic Program Manager to manage R&D specializing in optics and opto-mech systems.  


Lead group of cross-functional technical and operational subject matter experts in order to accomplish the following:

  • Drive teams with ambiguous “definition of done” and significant unknown risks.
  • Provide clarity and lead teams with continuous priority changes. 
  • Act has a problem solver and drive efficient decision making.
  • Create an agreed-upon definition of project scope and goals.
  • Prioritize and manage resources.
  • Define and track KPI’s for each project.
  • Develop project schedules and identify resource gaps and risks.
  • Risk reduction & mitigation with clear actions and owners.
  • Create and drive an integrated project plan.
  • Convey to project team a strong sense of urgency and a bias for action.  Keep all teams focused with clear/crisp priorities.
  • Exhibit sustained energy in achieving aggressive results and high standards of performance.
  • Lead well-organized, efficient meetings using effective meeting protocols and guidelines.
  • Champion change initiatives (if necessary) for the business in ways that generate understanding and support from team members and coworkers.
  • Apply Agile/SCRUM PM methodology to projects if deemed necessary
  • Meet regularly with core team to synchronize and track progress, document task updates and discuss corrective actions
  • Effectively arrive at the heart of a complex problem, focus on root cause, and implement corrective action
  • Drive creation and maintenance of key project performance metrics to report status and analyze trend
  •  Prepare concise status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends related to schedule, budget or scope
  • Meet regularly with technical management, managing director, and program management to communicate updates and recommend actions
  • Manage all aspects of projects from initiating, planning, executing, tracking, and closing.
  • Proactively identify project risk, identify mitigation actions/owners and ensure action closure.
  • Assist in budget and costs discussions.



  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, ME, Chemical, Physics, MBA preferred
  • PMP/CSM/CPO/6 Sigma Certification preferred.
  • 10+ years experience managing technical projects and/or programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing a comprehensive product development process and subsequent successful delivery of highly complex opto-electro-mechanical systems.
  • System mindset with clear understanding of component and sub-system impact to overall projects.
  • Basic understanding of semiconductors, nanofabrication and mechanical engineering concepts, processes & materials.
  • Experience with Agile, Waterfall, and Scrum methodologies
  • Proficient in MS Project, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced understanding of statistics and design of experiments.
  • Advanced familiarity with problem solving concepts, such as FMEA, 5Why, 8D, DMAIC.
  • Ability to quickly understand complex, interdependent technical requirements
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, good attention to detail, and ability to follow issues through resolution 


Additional Information
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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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