Research Intern, Product Manager (MBA University Student)

Facebook | Redmond, WA

Posted Date 12/17/2018
Description
Facebook Reality Labs is performing research and incubation in augmented reality and virtual reality with breakthrough work in computer vision, advanced optics, eye tracking, mixed reality, and new ways to map the human body. FRL is focused on taking new technologies from early concept to the product level while iterating, prototyping, and realizing the human value and new experiences they open up.
VR and AR's potential to change the world is immense—and we’re just getting started. Come work alongside expert engineers and research scientists to create the technology that makes VR and AR pervasive and universal.
As a Research Product Manager Intern in the FRL Research team, you will lead experiences and technology roadmap definition and will engage with an experienced cross-disciplinary staff in hardware and software engineering, product, design, user research and many others, to conceive, design and ultimately create new disruptive solutions. You must be responsive, flexible and able to succeed within a fast-paced, open collaborative peer environment.
Our internship is twelve (12) to sixteen (16) weeks long and we have various start dates throughout the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work cross-functionally to identify, research and enable next-generation technologies for state of the art VR, MR, and AR experiences.

  • Use market and user research and in-depth knowledge user needs, pain points and competitors to define a vision and strategy for the technology roadmap.

  • Deliver technology value proposition, key features, and competitive positioning.

  • Creatively work with FRL's concept engineering team for technology proof of concepts to advance validation of value proposition and implementation.

  • Develop outstanding strategic relationships with product peers and engineering, research, business, design, and user research teams among others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA candidate

  • 4+ years' experience in high-tech HW/SW or in an industry with high complexity (e.g., bio medical)

  • Excellent product sense and customer empathy

  • High intellectual quotient, technical comprehension

  • Ability to adapt to ambiguity and bring structure, cope with high rate of change

  • Cross-discipline communication and collaboration skills

  • Ability to think strategically and break down a problem to execute and gain traction

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience developing nascent consumer hardware and software technologies into successful mass-market products

  • Experience delivering products with next-generation technology and pioneering new markets

  • Experience working within or closely with a research team and Ph.d researchers

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering or design discipline

Job Category
Design, UX | Developer, Engineer | Internships | Product

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