Technical Program Manager

San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA
Engineering
Full-time
High Fidelity is looking for a Technical Program Manager to plan and drive technology initiatives. Your job will be figuring out what we need to do to build it. 

A New Vision for VR
High Fidelity is a distributed, open-source social virtual reality (VR) software platform anyone can use to create and share VR experiences. Users can create and host their own VR world, explore other worlds, meet and connect with other users, attend or host live VR events and much more.

The infrastructure we’re building will collapse distance and remove barriers, making virtual life an integral part of how people learn, work, and enjoy themselves. As the distinctions between our digital and physical lives disappear, we see the unique, immersive aspects of VR as a reaffirmation of the most human elements connecting us all together.  We’re building an Internet-scale technology to support a billion users around the world as VR becomes the “next screen” to dominate human discourse and interaction.

Responsibilities:
- Lead functional and technical delivery of key team and/or company-wide initiatives
- Partner with Product Stakeholders, Engineering teams, QA teams, and other Program Managers to define and deliver features from concept to release
- Track and communicate project progress among various internal and external teams
- Define project requirements and deliverables, schedule and track project progress, being able to communicate status at every stage
- Dive into the technical complexity of features and bugs when needed and be able to recommend the priority of issues
- Proactively identify technical, procedural, or communication issues and drive creative solutions to fix them and manage risk
- Identify and remove bottlenecks to deliver results and ensure team success
- Ensure that the information your team needs is complete, current, accurate, and easy to find
- Identify resources needed and work closely with team leaders to maintain full visibility of the project schedule and potential roadblocks
- Provide project information for external users and teams who communicate with end users

Bonus Points:
- Ability to articulate and prioritize user requirements/feature requests
- Experience with Github and open-source projects
- Comfortable with 3D model formats
- Strong interest in helping out users
- Passion for Virtual Reality

Professional Qualities:
- Considerable attention to detail
- Proficient communicator of technical topics across teams and audiences
- Transparent and creative problem solver
- Desire to partner with product teams to define strategy and requirements
- Proficient working with engineering teams to design, scope, and shepherd features
- Ability to create functional specs, project / release plans, and roadmaps
- Capacity to own and execute multiple programs simultaneously

Perks:
- Work in VR
- Beautiful offices in Downtown San Francisco and Seattle
- Awesome medical/vision/dental package
- Smart, engaged co-workers who value their time together and support each other’s growth
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy
- 401(k)
- Fully stocked kitchen, catered team lunch Fridays